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The Delhi Files: Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri announces the third movie of his ‘India series’

Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri previously helmed The Tashkent Files and is awaiting the release of The Kashmir Files

Akshay Krishna
Sep 14, 2021
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Filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri had turned heads with his 2019 thriller, The Tashkent Files. He is now back again and this time, with a new film titled The Delhi Files.

Taking to Twitter to announce the news, the director shared a poster for the film and wrote, “Hiding truth, denying justice and no value of human life are blots on our democracy. #TheDelhiFiles is my boldest and exposes a gut-wrenching tale of our times.” The director also shared that the shoot will begin soon in Hindi and Punjabi. 

The poster features a silhouette of a Sikh boy in front of the Indian emblem, presented in red. The poster also came with the caption Right to Life. The motion poster for the movie used a background score that starts with sounds of boots marching, leading up to guns firing and a child crying, hinting at the reality of the society we live in today.

Agnihotri’s The Tashkent Files, released in 2019, won the filmmaker a National Award for best screenplay and dialogues and was received fairly positively by critics. The film revolves around the mysterious death of India’s former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri. The second movie by the director, The Kashmir Files, is yet to be released. 

Bankrolled by Abhishek Agarwal, Archana Agarwal, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri and Pallavi Joshi, The Delhi Files will be presented by Tej Narayan Agarwal. The Delhi Files, which has been called “the boldest” by the director, will complete the trilogy.

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