Box Office: The Kashmir Files made a splash, earned Rs 78 crore in 6 days. 100 crores in the first week

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Bollywood film The Kashmir Files released on March 11

Highlight

  • Several states in India have declared The Kashmir Files tax-free
  • Kashmir Files team met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah
  • The movie stars Pallavi Joshi, Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumar among others

The Kashmir Files has been wreaking havoc at the box office ever since its release on March 11. The film throws light on the exodus of Pandits from the Kashmir Valley in 1990 and the killings of Hindus backed by terrorists. The subject matter is sensitive and the film is creating a buzz among the audience. Most of the shows are running housefull and the screens had to more than double after the overwhelming response from the audience.

Reading: Kashmir, politics and movies: how the plight of Kashmir’s Pandits and Muslims remains a debatable issue even after 30 years

According to a report in Box Office India, The Kashmir Files did a business of Rs 18-19 crore on Wednesday. Workday collection figures would confuse any business observer. The film has defied every trend and is continuing its upward trend. Radhe Shyam, which released alongside The Kashmir Files, Gangubai Kathiawadi and The Batman, has been washed away in a tsunami at the box office and there is no looking back for the Vivek Agnihotri directorial.

According to an earlier report in BOI, it is expected that The Kashmir Files will do a business of Rs 20 crore in a day. Whether this will happen on Friday or in the second week remains to be seen.

Looking at the opening day collection of Rs 3.50 crore, the day-wise figures have become six times. The Kashmir Files is looking to end the first week at a high of Rs 95-100 crore, which means it would have traded 30 times more than its opening day collections. Words fall short to describe such an upward trend for a film released during COVID-19.

Reading: Kashmir Files team meets Amit Shah; Vivek Agnihotri, Anupam Kher expressed gratitude

Usually film collections fall before they stabilize. With The Kashmir Files, the opposite is true. The analysis will be based on what is the maximum collection in a day before stabilizing. This is becoming history. The film did not take the traditional promotional route. Instead, its content and strong word of mouth is pulling the audience to theatres. The film has become the first choice of cinema watchers in North India, Central India and Gujarat. Business is also good in Mumbai and South states, but less than in Hindi belt.

Several states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Goa, Karnataka and others have declared The Kashmir Files tax-free. it stars Anupam KherMithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumar and Pallavi Joshi.