Mumbai: Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files has been breaking records at the box office. In just a single week, the film has minted over Rs100 crore at the box office worldwide. The Kashmir Files is still going strong with many Houseful shows across India.
Referring to the uproar over ‘Kashmir Files’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the reluctance over presenting history and historical figures in the right perspective has led to the delayed recognition of Mahatma Gandhi as well.
In a searing attack on opponents of the BJP, PM Modi on Tuesday said that it has rattled the “entire ecosystem” which claims to be the torchbearer of freedom of expression but does not want the truth to be told. Addressing a meeting of BJP MPs after the party returned to power in four states, Modi said it is not an issue about a film, but that of “bringing out the truth” and “presenting history in its correct perspective” before the country since this has been long “suppressed” by the “poori jamaat” (entire group).
The feature film, with a production budget of Rs15 crore, is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the Kashmir valley during the height of militancy in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. The movie has generated mixed reactions and has also led to aggressive and tense sloganeering in movie theatres. The movie is expected to maintain its momentum in its second week of release as well.