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The Kashmir Files by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits that took place in 1990 in the valley,
Filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s recent film, The Kashmir Files, based on the 1990 exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley, is arguably one of the most impactful films in the history of Indian cinema. Along with critical acclaim and accolades for telling this untold tragic story of Kashmiri pundits through its gripping narrative, the film also proved to be an all-time blockbuster and one of the highest-grossing films in the world. box office with the national personalities of more than 250 million rupees.
However, the film also made headlines due to its political angle and many politicians shared their thoughts on the film. While some praised it, some questioned its authenticity. And now the Wikipedia page of The Kashmir Files called the film’s story “fictional”, “inaccurate”, and “associated with conspiracy theories”.
Description from Wikipedia
Calling The Kashmir Files a fictional story, the description on Wikipedia read: “The film features a fictional story centered on an exodus of Kashmiri Hindus to the disputed region of Kashmir. It portrays the exodus of the early 1990s as genocide, a notion considered largely inaccurate and associated with conspiracy theories”
Vivek’s reaction to Wikipedia’s description
You forgot to add ‘islamophobia…propaganda…sanghi…sectarianism…etc’.
You are unable to access your secular credentials. Hurry, edit more. pic.twitter.com/c0KyfCc1Co
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) May 1, 2022
The filmmaker criticized Wikipedia for calling his film fictional. Along with The Kashmir Files description page, he tweeted: “Dear @Wikipedia, you forgot to add ‘Islamophobic propaganda sanghi bigot etc’.
Wikipedia changes the description
After Vivek Agnihotri’s reaction, Wikipedia edited the film’s description. However, there was no difference as the latest said: “It paints the exodus of the early 1990s as genocide, a notion widely considered inaccurate”.
The story of The Kashmir Files is based on video interviews of the first generation of Kashmir genocide victims from the Kashmiri Pandit community. The film stars Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Chinmay Mandlekar, Puneet Issar, Darshan Kumaar, Pallavi Joshi, Mrinal Kulkarni, Prakash Belawadi and others in prominent roles.
The film is set to make its digital premiere on Zee5 on May 13.
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