The past of Kashmiri Pandits is heartwrenching. Their plight is not highlighted as it should have been . It was not, probably because they are Hindus, especially Brahmins. In India Brahmins are the easiest and the soft target for vote mongers.The Sicular government that ran India as a family fiefdom, pretending themselves to be Kashmiri Brahmins, ensured Kashmir Pandits plight was not made public. One of my relative’s is married to a Kashmiri Pandit family. I attended the marriage and heard their story. Later, as President of Viswa Brahman Parishad, I met Kashmiri Brahmin ,Pandits nodal organization. I also spoke with the director of the Kashmiri Files,Sri. Vivek Agnihotri, about two years ago regarding the plight of the Kashmiri pandits.
I understand that Zee 5 is not inclined to promote the movie and is trying to underplay so that the movie does not get the exposure it deserves. Zee responded by saying that the movie will be on 500 screens. But it kept silent on the promotion point.# I was asked by my Kashmiri Pandit friends in Delhi to write so that the movie reaches people.
Kashmiri files is releasing on 11 March 2022 on OTT platform Zee 5.
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files releases this Friday, March 11. Last evening a special screening was held in Delhi which I had the privilege of attending. I am not a film critic, so the following is not a film review. Plus, how do you ‘review’ tragedies of people who have lived the trauma? These are a collection of my thoughts on seeing something on screen that sent a chill down my spine…
Just look at the happy faces. Dr Manmohan Singh, the then Prime Minister of India invited JKLF terrorist Yasin Malik ‘for talks’. He had also met Dr Singh in 2006 where he had claimed he asked the government to hold talks with ‘militant leaders’. Essentially, the Congress ruled government negotiated with terrorists. Yasin Malik is one of the terrorists belonging to Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). Source. https://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.opindia.com%2F2022%2F03%2Fthe-kashmir-files-vivek-agnihotri-film-kashmiri-hindu-exodus-genocide%2F&h=AT1_Cc9HYu_6GMhy2uXa6trdTADgj79Xr9uzOqiaZxbSS9n-68BZrl7JmgFdBkVPRahHt-Sm26BFThIqaRqoh30K8gvyI1yNqZYDFgBB5NOrM21KC_VQVTVlNMs6CcvnVie_
Review by TOI. Rendered refugees in their own country, based on testimonials of the survivors, the film makes a strong argument that this wasn’t just an exodus, but a barbaric genocide that continues to be brushed under the carpet for political reasons. Living in exile for almost 30 years, their homes and shops encroached by the locals, the Kashmiri Pandits (KP) continue to hope for justice and most importantly, to be acknowledged. It’s strange that not many films have broached this incident despite its gruelling impact on displaced families.https://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/hindi/movie-reviews/the-kashmir-files/movie-review/90110494.cms?val=3728