The upcoming film is directed by Vivek Agnihotri and tells the story of the exodus and genocide of the Kashmiri Pandits that took place in the 1990s.
The Kashmir Files has joined the growing list of films that are postponing their release due to the intensifying pandemic. The film was scheduled to be released on January 26, 2022. The Kashmir Files stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumar, Pallavi Joshi, Chinmay Mandlekar, Puneet Issar, Mrinal Kulkarni, Atul Srivastava, Prithviraj Sarnaik, Bhasha Sumbli and Prakash Belawadi among others. The character posters of the cast of the film had also been unveiled earlier.
The news of the postponement was announced by the makers on their official social media handles. They announced the reason for the postponement to be the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, which necessitated the partial or full closure of theatres in several states. The post also accompanied a message for the public to stay safe and take necessary precautions against the virus. The new release date is not yet announced.
Check out the announcement below.
The upcoming film tells the story of the exodus and genocide of the Kashmiri Pandits that happened in the 1990s. According to a report in The Sunday Guardian, the story is told through the perspective of a student leader who finds that his political ideals and his religious identity are at clash. The film had wrapped up its production earlier last year.
Vivek Agnihotri has directed the film. The filmmaker is known for his work on movies such as The Tashkent Files (2019) and Chocolate (2005). The film is produced by Zee Studios and will be available to stream on ZEE5 after its theatrical run.