A low-budget film made on a budget of only Rs. 12-15 crore earned Rs. 200 crore worldwide in just 10 days of its theatrical release. When was the last time you saw that kind of response from moviegoers in theaters?
The Kashmir files, which revolve around the plight and mass exodus of Pandits/Hindus from Kashmir that took place in the valley in 1990, made this possible.
The film is already considered a blockbuster and is now on its way to becoming a landmark film as it continues to turn the dream around at the box office.
TKF released in limited screens with no big celebrities in the movie with fewer promotions, still stands before all the biggies, like Radhe Shyam, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Batman, etc.
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, who is not on good terms with many people from the Bollywood fraternity due to his outspoken opinions on the content Bollywood continues to produce, has seen very little support for his movie likewise.
Here we share the list of those few celebrities who supported Vivek’s The Kashmir Files.
Kangana Ranaut is among the first in Bollywood to support Vivek’s film. She has been supporting the film since day one through her IG (Instagram) stories, she was recently spotted by the paparazzi as she was going to watch the film. She said the movie is a must see and also washed away the sins of Bollywood.
Yami Gautam has also been seen supporting the film on SM platforms, she recently retweeted her husband Aditya Dhar’s viral tweet about the plight of Kashmiri Pandits praising TKF team members, she wrote that please watch and support the film.
Being married to a Kashmiri Pandit, I know firsthand the atrocities that this peace-loving community has suffered. But the majority of the nation is still unaware. It took us 32 years and a movie to find out the truth. Please watch and support #TheKashmirFiles . 🙏 https://t.co/rjHmKVmiXZ
— Yami Gautam Dhar (@yamigautam) March 14, 2022
Khiladi Akshay Kumar also came out in support of the film, he took to Twitter and praising the performance of Anupam Kher also shared that it is amazing to see moviegoers finally back in cinemas in large numbers. He further wrote that he would watch the movie soon.
Hearing absolutely amazing things about your performance in #TheKashmirFiles @AnupamPKher
Incredible to see the public returning to theaters in large numbers. I hope to see the film soon. Jai Ambe. https://t.co/tCKmqh5aJG
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 13, 2022
Manoj Bajpayee also praised the star cast, filmmaker and crew for TKF’s box office success.
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) March 14, 2022
R Madhavan is also one of those celebrities who supported the film before the release, he had written on Twitter that he had heard the great reviews of the film from the public and was looking forward to watching the film. Praising Vivek, he wrote, “I’m sure Vivek has found another compelling and impactful job. he further congratulated the team.
The Ishaqzaade actress also took to Twitter and praised actors Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborthy and congratulated the entire crew.
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) March 13, 2022
Recently, Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan at the promotional event for the upcoming RRR movie remarked on TKF that everyone must watch the movie as it is based on Kashmiri Pandits. He also said that it was very sad what happened with Kashmiri Pandits in 1990. He will definitely watch the movie.
However, his views are getting mixed reactions from viewers, some say he is just making the majority to watch his movies further, one netizen wrote that it was his trick to promote his movie Laal Singh Chaddha , others have written that Aamir has always spoken out on the Kashmir issue.
And the video instantly went viral on social media:
— INFERNO (@TheAngryLord) March 21, 2022
Kay Kay Menon
Whenever the Kashmir issue arises, his excerpt from Brigadier Rudra Pratap Singh’s film Shaurya (2008) is always shared by non-leftists in SM Platforms.
The actor also took to Twitter and wrote candidly, “I just watched the Kashmir files, heartbreaking, heartbreaking, embarrassing! A genocide that has been kept secret until now! He then congratulated the team. .
I watched #KashmirFiles Heartbreaking, Poignant, Inconvenient! A Genocide remained secret until now! Congratulation @vivekagnihotri Powerful depictions of @AnupamPKher @mithunda_off #PallaviJoshi @DarshanKumaar #ChinmayMandlekar &team #RightToJustice
— KayKay Menon🇮🇳 (@kaykaymenon02) March 15, 2022
Other people from the brotherhood supporting the movie so far are acclaimed actor Commando Vidyut Jammwal, Riteish Deshmukh, Paresh Rawal, filmmaker Hansal Mehta, Arjun Rampal, Sandeepa Dhar, etc.