After the unprecedented success of The Tashkent Files and on the eve of Independence Day, filmmaker, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri launches the ‘First Look’ of his next film, The Kashmir Files which is based on the genocide and mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandit’s – by far the largest ethnic cleansing that India has witnessed. The launch of the ‘first look’ of The Kashmir Files comes close on the heels of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji’s appeal to the entertainment industry to film in Kashmir. Aligning with the Prime Minister’s appeal and the requirement of the script, The Kashmir Files will be shot in real locations within Kashmir such as Shankaracharya Temple, Martand Sun Temple and other prominent locations.
Talking about the film, Director, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri said, “With The Kashmir Files my movement on #RightToTruth continues. This aspect of our history is underreported and has never made to the history books. We know about partition of India and even that of Bengal, Jalianwala Bagh massacre, Sepoy Mutiny and other landmark incidents from the realms of history except the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits. In terms of the magnitude of this disaster, it can be dubbed as India’s holocaust yet it has never been documented systematically nor do we speak about it. Ask a twenty something in any of the big cities about this mishap, you will see them roll their eyes.
The Kashmir Files is the second part of Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s trilogy.