New Delhi: ‘The Kashmir Files’, directed by Vivek Agnihotri released on March 11 has seen amazing success in theatres. The film is set in 1990, during the Kashmir uprising, and stars Anupam Kher and Mithun Chakraborty. It depicts the severe hardship that Kashmiri Pandits faced during the time. It had a significant increase in box office receipts on its second day. This pushed the film’s overall earnings past Rs 12 crores, a significant sum considering the film’s short run.
Noted film critics and analyst Taran Adarsh shared the second day collections of the film on Twitter. He wrote: “#TheKashmirFiles is SENSATIONAL, biz more than doubles on Day 2… Registers 139.44% growth, HIGHEST EVER GROWTH [Day 2] *since 2020*… East, West, North, South, #BO is on (fire emoji)… This film is UNSTOPPABLE… Fri 3.55 cr, Sat 8.50 cr. Total: ₹ 12.05 cr. #India biz… FANTASTIC!”
‘The Kashmir Files’ which saw an opening of Rs 3.50 crore, witnessed a remarkable jump on the second day of its theatrial release and collected Rs 8.50 crore, taking its total collection to over Rs 12 crore.
Here is a day-wise report:
Day 1 – Rs 3.55 crore
Day 2 – Rs 8.50 crore
Total – Rs 12.05 crore
#TheKashmirFiles is SENSATIONAL, biz more than doubles on Day 2… Registers 139.44% growth, HIGHEST EVER GROWTH [Day 2] *since 2020*… East, West, North, South, #BO is on 🔥🔥🔥… This film is UNSTOPPABLE… Fri 3.55 cr, Sat 8.50 cr. Total: ₹ 12.05 cr. #India biz… FANTASTIC! pic.twitter.com/GHS5RqP7dS
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 13, 2022
The gripping drama has been directed by national-award winner Vivek Agnihotri and has been receiving rave reviews and positive word of mouth.
The movie also boasts of a powerhouse of talent including national award winners Pallavi Joshi, Prakash Belavadi, Anupam Kher and Mithun Chakraborty and other acclaimed names like Darshan Kumar, Bhasha Sumbali, Chinmay Mandlekar, Puneet Issar, Mrinal Kulkarni, Atul Srivastava, and Prithviraj Sarnaik.
The film has been declared tax-free in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat.
Check out the trailer:
The film was released in merely 630 screens in Indian on March 11, but due to the strong word of mouth the screens were increased to 2000 across the country on March 13. This success story would go down in the history books as never in the last 20 years has a film shown such an increase in showcasing.
Giving audiences a glimpse of the terror, confusion and sheer panic that consumed Kashmir at the time, ‘The Kashmir Files’ takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions that surfaced during the tragic incident.