Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s box office blockbuster ‘The Kashmir Files’ is unstoppable. While the film is about one complete year of the magnificence glory that it garnered, it still is achieving milestones.
Now after making the country proud with several global nominations, Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ gets selected in the ‘official selection’ category of the prestigious Switzerland International Film Festival.
Taking to social media, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri writes, “Happy to inform that #TheKashmirFiles has been selected in the ‘Official Selection’ category of the prestigious Switzerland International Film Festival”.
The Kashmir Files is a heart-wrenching tale that captures the pain, suffering, and struggle of the Kashmiri Pandit community in 1990. The film managed to collect 340.92 crores worldwide and without a doubt, the film is one of the biggest hits this year.
‘The Kashmir Files’ becomes IMDB’s Most Popular Bollywood Movie of 2022
Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ has received IMDB’s ‘Most Popular Film’ award for the year 2022. The movie has been among IMDB’s list of ’Most Popular Indian Films’ of 2022.
Director Vivek Agnihotri took to Twitter to announce the award received by ‘The Kashmir Files’, a movie that brought to silver screen the horrifying atrocities faced by Kashmiri Pandits in the 90s and their subsequent exodus from the valley.
IMDB, the world’s most popular and authoritative source on movies, OTT shows and series, recently released their list of top 10 Indian movies of 2022. Shockingly, ‘The Kashmir Files’ was the only Hindi movie to be in the top 10.
The Kashmir Files listed on Golden Globe website
On Monday, the filmmaker took to his Twitter account and mentioned that even though his film was called ‘Propaganda and Vulgar’ (#PnV) at IFFI, Golden Globes website featured it. “#TheKashmirFiles features on official @goldenglobes site. But official GOI Indian Awards #IFFI call it #PnV,” he wrote.
Agnihotri’s tweet comes days after jury head Nadav Lapid criticized The Kashmir Files and called it a ‘propaganda, vulgar movie’ during the closing ceremony of the 53rd IFFI. “We were, all of us, disturbed and shocked by the 15th film: The Kashmir Files. That felt to us like propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival. I feel totally comfortable to share openly these feelings here with you on stage. Since the spirit of having a festival is to accept also a critical discussion which is essential for art and for life,” he had said.
The movie which is based on video interviews with first-generation Kashmiri Pandit victims of the Kashmir Genocide begins with the episode of the year 1990 when the then CM of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah had tendered his resignation.
Abdullah had lost control back in 1984, probably after he had visited a conference in Kashmir and shared the platform with the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front’s (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik. Later Ghulam Mohammad Shah, who was supported by the Congress party had replaced his brother-in-law Farooq Abdullah and assumed the role as the state Chief Minister.
Apart from this, powerhouse filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri along with Pallavi Joshi is gearing up to shoot the Vaccine war. The movie is touted to be a tribute to the support and dedication of medical fraternity.
While this year has been the result of all the hard work Vivek Agnihotri has poured into this project, the Indian filmmaker has enjoyed the success of The Kashmir Files which grabbed the attention of the entire nation and kick-started the box office for the year 2022.