The recently released movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ which has been garnering praise from various quarters has now received the appreciation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Addressing BJP parliamentary party meeting in Delhi on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi said such films “reveal the truth” and claimed that a campaign was being run to discredit it. He also said that more such movies should be made. ‘The Kashmir Files’, released on March 11, is a film based on the 1990 exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir following systematic killings of people from the community by Pakistan-backed terrorists.Hitting out at critics of the films, the Prime Minister said that it is highlighting the truth that was deliberately kept hidden.
“People who always raise the flag of freedom of expression have been agitated for five-six days. Instead of reviewing the film on the basis of facts and art, there is a campaign to discredit the film,” he said.Written and directed by Agnihotri and produced by Zee Studios, the much-acclaimed movie stars Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi among others.
PM Modi met makers of film On Saturday, ‘The Kashmir Files’ team, including Agnihotri, Pallavi Joshi and producer Abhishek Agarwal met Prime Minister Modi. PM Modi appreciated the film and congratulated the team. Movie critic shared a picture of the Prime Minister the makers of the film.
Political row over film
The film is drawing a large number of spectators across the country and is made tax-free in several BJP-ruled states including Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat. Meanwhile, a BJP MLA on Monday alleged that the Congress government in Chhattisgarh doesn’t want people to watch ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie and threatening cinema halls to not sell all tickets to restrict footfalls, a charge rejected by the ruling party as baseless. Earlier, the Kerala unit of the Congress blamed the BJP-supported VP Singh government in the 1990s and also then governor Jagmohan for the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley. Retorting to the Congress, BJP leaders said the opposition party lacks sensitivity and for minority appeasement it sympathises with only one community.