INDIA: The Kashmiri Files is based on the true story of the excruciating genocide of Kashmiri Hindus in the 1990s, which resulted in the forced exodus of thousands of Hindus from their homeland. The film is written and directed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, who has previously directed notable films such as Buddha in a Traffic Jam (2016) and The Tashkent Files (2019). Among his works, The Tashkent Files was a smash hit.
The film’s ensemble cast includes National Awardee winners Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, and Pallavi Joshi. It also stars prominent actors such as Prakash Belawadi, Puneet Issar, Chinmay Mandlekar, Darshan Kumaar, Bhasha Sumbli, Amaan Iqbal, Prithviraj Sarnaik, and Atul Srivastava.
After a long delay due to pandemic, the film will finally be released on 26th January 2022. In anticipation of the release, the film has published character motion posters. Which stars Anupam Kher as Pushkar Nath Pandit, Mithun Chakraborty as Brahma Dutt, Pallavi Joshi as Radhika Menon, Darshan Kumaar as Krishna Pandit, Chinmay Mandlekar as Farooq Malik, and Bhasha Sumbli as Sharda Pandit.
Mithun portrays a fascinating role that depicts Kashmir’s irony
As does every motion poster, this poster begins with an explosive BGM. We get a sight of Mithun’s bearded face, which is smothered with smoke, while the poster reads “Kashmir Azadi Parameters Who Decides?’. And he’ll be playing Brahma Dutt, a retired divisional commissioner from J&K.
In the motion poster, Mithun’s character is heard saying ‘’Kaisi vidambana hai, Kashmir ko log Jannat mante hai par is Jannat ko jahanum banane wale bhi jihad isliye karte hai taki unhe Jannat mile’’ (What an irony, people consider Kashmir as paradise, but those who make this paradise hell also engage in Jihad so that they can get heaven). This dialogue captures the irony of the current situation, which is a depressing reality that is not a work of fiction but a historical fact.
The presence of such a well-known senior actor in such a vital position promises high-quality performances in the film. We’ve already seen Mithun sir and Vivek sir in The Tashkent Files, and they’re excellent together, so it’s not an exaggeration to suggest they’ll do justice to the narrative. Which will be an accurate depiction of the film’s plot.