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The Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Agnihotri, was released on 11 March.

International Film Festival of India (IFFI) jury head and Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid has described ‘The Kashmir Files’ as obscene and a propaganda film. He said this at the conclusion of the 53rd Film Festival ceremony held in Goa. He said that we all are disturbed that such a film has been shown at this function. This film is very vulgar. When Lapid said this, during that time many big leaders including Union Minister Anurag Thakur were also present.

This statement of Lapid has been opposed by film maker Ashok Pandit. Pandit said that I have objection to his statement. The Kashmir Files cannot be called obscene.

Nadav Lapid is an Israeli filmmaker, director and screenwriter.  He is also the Jury President of International Competition of IFFI.  He won the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2019 for the film Synonyms.

Nadav Lapid is an Israeli filmmaker, director and screenwriter. He is also the Jury President of International Competition of IFFI. He won the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2019 for the film Synonyms.

Read Nadav Lapid’s full statement…

“We were all disturbed and surprised to see the film The Kashmir Files. We found this film obscene and propaganda based. This film is not appropriate for such a prestigious film festival. I can openly share my feeling with you guys because it is the soul of this event that we accept and discuss criticisms here.

In this festival, we saw 7 films in the Debut Competition and 15 films in the International Competition. Out of this, 14 films were of cinematic features. The 15th film The Kashmir Files was going to disturb and surprise all of us.

Ashok Pandit said – I have objection to the language of Lapid
This statement of Lapid has gone viral in the social media. Many people have condemned his statement. Film maker Ashok Pandit said that I have strong objection to this language of lapid used for the film. Depicting the massacre of 3 lakh Kashmiri Hindus cannot be called obscene. As a Kashmiri Pandit, I condemn this shameless statement.

Ashok Pandit is a film maker.  He has made the films 'The Accidental Prime Minister' and 'The Chargesheet'.

Ashok Pandit is a film maker. He has made the films ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ and ‘The Chargesheet’.

Actor Darshan said – The film is not on obscenity, but on reality
Actor Darshan Kumar has also played an important role in the film. On Lapid’s statement, he said that after watching any film, every person has his own opinion. But there is no denying the fact that Kashmir Files is a film that talks about the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. These people are still fighting for justice against terrorism. So this film is not on vulgarity but on reality.

Darshan Kumar has played an important role in the film.  He said that the film is not on vulgarity but on reality.

Darshan Kumar has played an important role in the film. He said that the film is not on vulgarity but on reality.

Anupam Kher also tweeted on Monday night after the video of Lapid’s statement went viral. In this he posted some pictures related to the film, in which he wrote-

No matter how tall a lie may be, it is always small in comparison to the truth.

Painful story of Kashmiri Hindus
The film ‘The Kashmir Files’, released on 11 March 2022, is based on the 1990 Kashmir insurgency. The film depicts the story of the exodus and genocide of Kashmiri Hindus. Stars like Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi and Mithun Chakraborty have played lead roles. The Kashmir Files did good business. It earned more than Rs 290 crore at the box office.

PM Modi praised the film
Prime Minister Modi had praised the film in the BJP parliamentary party meeting. He had said that such films should continue to be made. The truth is revealed through them. Efforts have been made to suppress the truth of Kashmir which is shown in the film. Everyone talks about freedom of speech. A big incident like Emergency happened in this country, but no film was made on it. Because there was no continuous effort to tell the truth.

The BJP leaders had praised the Kashmir files a lot.  It was made tax free in many states of the country.

The BJP leaders had praised the Kashmir files a lot. It was made tax free in many states of the country.

These countries banned Kashmir files

1. Film banned in New Zealand
The film has been banned in New Zealand. The film was earlier approved for release with an A certificate, but after a review on the demand of the Muslim community, the censor board decided to ban the film.

2. Banned in Singapore as well
Vivek Agnihotri’s film was about to be released in Singapore, but the film was banned by the censor board there. After this news came, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a jibe at Vivek and the BJP. He had said that the film has a one-sided portrayal of the wrong image of Muslims and the persecution of Hindus in the ongoing conflict in Kashmir. The film has the potential to create enmity between several communities and harm brotherhood.

Also read these news related to Kashmir files…

1. Film prepared in 4 years from interviews of 700 eyewitness victims

Director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri has told that 5 thousand hours of research was done to prepare the film. Separate documents of about 15 thousand pages were collected, out of which all the information related to Kashmiri Pandits could be found. Read full news…

2. Know the real story of the lead hero of The Kashmir Files

The real story of the reel character around whom the story of The Kashmir Files revolves is even more creepy and hair-raising than the film itself. The person who was killed hiding in the drum, his name was Bal Krishna. Read full news…

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