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.
After a long delay due to pandemics, 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.
What does the character poster of Kashmiri Files mean?
The motion poster opens with a dramatic BGM mixed with gunshots and a woman’s anguished scream. The poster read “Article 370 Hatao, Kashmir Bachao” with a melancholy look on Anupam Kher’s face.
Pushkar Nath Pandit is a Kashmiri Pandit and a retired philosophy professor who lost everything in the Kashmiri genocide yet managed to survive the horror. He now lives with his son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren, who might be Krishna Pandit (Darshan Kumaar) and Karan Pandit (Amaan Iqbal). The conversation we heard in the motion poster could be an argument between him and Karan Pandit. Where we can hear the deep anguish of loss in his voice.
The magnificent voiceover of Anupam Kher infuses the motion poster with the spirit of rawness and harsh reality, in which his character states how Kashmir is recognized as the land “where Shiv, Saraswati, and rishi Kashyap were born, where Shankaracharya underwent penance, and where the Panchatantra was written.”
The best thing about the character is that Anupam Kher is also a Kashmiri Hindu, making him an ideal choice for the film. He also named his character Pushkar Nath Ji after his father, to whom he dedicated the film. It’s almost as if he’s playing himself in the film, which could add more realism to the plot and allow the audience to connect with him. It is also possible to conclude that the film’s narrative will be presented from his character’s point of view, with his story alternating between flashbacks and present time.
When will be the trailer released?
Since no official date has been announced, only guesses about the trailer release can be made. The makers of the Kashmiri Files have been producing motion posters daily, and it is expected that the trailer will not be released until the first week of January.