The Kashmir Files OTT Release date, OTT Platform, Running Time: Vivek Agnihotri wrote and directed The Kashmir Files, a 2022 Indian Hindi-language drama film. The film is based on a fictional storyline about a Kashmiri Hindu exodus from the disputed territory of Kashmir. It portrays the early-1990 exodus as a genocide, primarily regarded as false and linked to conspiracy theories.
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Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, and Pallavi Joshi are the stars in The Kashmir Files. A Kashmiri Hindu college student is the protagonist of the story. He was displaced as a youngster during the exodus after his family was slain, and he was fostered by a schoolteacher who had witnessed the deaths but kept him in the dark about their circumstances.
Following the death of his adoptive father, the student, who had grown to feel that the departure was a good thing throughout college, becomes determined to learn the truth about his family’s deaths. In 2020, the story alternated between the student’s struggles and those of his father thirty years earlier.
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The film was released in theaters on March 11, 2022. The running time of The Kashmir files is 2 hours and 50 mins. It has been a huge economic success, being the highest-grossing Bollywood film since the Coronavirus pandemic. It appears to have benefited from the Hindu nationalist Bhartiya Janata Party’s marketing.
The critical response has been mixed, with the photography and performances being praised but the script being chastised for attempting to rewrite history and fostering Islamophobia.
Supporters have applauded the film for highlighting a piece of Kashmir’s history that they believe has been disregarded. Hate speech against Muslims, including incitement to violence, has been heard in Indian theatres. The film cost around 15 crores (US$2.0 million) to make.
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Agnihotri unveiled the film with its first look poster on August 14, 2019, with plans to release it on August 15, 2020, which coincides with India’s Independence Day. The video focused on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits that occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
“Untold stories of independent India” is Agnihotri’s second installment of a trilogy that includes The Tashkent Files (coming soon) and The Delhi Files (coming soon). Over two years, Agnihotri claimed to have interviewed over 700 immigrants from the departure and recorded their memories as part of the production.
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Anupam Kher joined the movie’s cast in December as the lead actor. The Kashmir Files grossed 35.5 million, 85 million, and 151 million in India during its first weekend, bringing its weekend total to 271.5 million and an estimated 50 million overseas in India.
Following the positive reaction from the first two days, the number of screens was expanded to 2,000 on March 13, 2021. The film broke the record for the most considerable increase in revenues for an Indian movie on its first Monday, with a 323 percent increase in collections compared to the release day.
The film made 973 million rupees at the Indian box office at the end of its first week. Following the positive reaction from the first week, the number of screens was expanded to 4,000 on March 18, 2021. The picture became a box office triumph within the first two days of its release.
As of April 10, 2022, the film had grossed 294.98 crores in India and 42.25 crores abroad, for a total gross of 337.23 crores, making it the highest-grossing Hindi film of the year. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak in India, the film became the most commercially successful and the first to reach a figure of 250 crores.
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However, the film will soon be available on the OTT platform. The film will now be digitally premiered on Zee5, which is fantastic news for people who haven’t watched it or want to rewatch it. ZEE5 has acquired the streaming rights to ‘The Kashmir Files.’
While the film’s streaming date has yet to be revealed, it has now been confirmed that Vivek Agnihotri’s film will be available on OTT behemoth ZEE5 shortly.