INDIA: Following the release of national award winner Pallavi Joshi’s motion poster, the makers of Kashmiri Files have released another enthralling poster starring Darshan Kumar as Krishna Pandit. Darshan Kumar is well-known for his roles in ‘Mary Kom’ and other critically acclaimed films such as ‘NH 10’, ‘Sarbjit’, ‘Baaghi 2’, and ‘Toofan.’
The Kashmiri Files is based on the true story about 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.
What does the character poster of Kashmiri Files mean?
In the motion poster, Darshan’s character is heard saying ‘’Jab masum ladko ko gadiyo se bandh bandh kar gahsita jayega aur unpar rape charges lagaye jayenge toh sataye hue log kya karenge? guns nahi uthayega toh..arti utarenge’’. (‘’ When innocent boys are dragged by vehicles and rape charges are imposed on them, so persecuted people will not pick up the guns, then will they perform aarti?’’).
This dialogue establishes his character as Krishna Pandit, who might be the grandson of Pushkar Nath Pandit. In Anupam Kher’s motion poster, we can assume that dialogue is in response to Krishna’s argument about Kashmir’s Azadi.
It is also clear from his dialogue that he supports the stone pelters and the separatist narrative. The plot details also revealed that Radhika Menon (Pallavi Joshi) will identify his activist dystopia and use it as a tool to gain power and establish her hierarchy.
He may represent modern youth enlisted in trendy activism. Who, without knowing his ancestors’ true history, will question their past or in the worst-case scenario, justify the agony they endured.
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