The upcoming film stars Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumar and Anupam Kher in lead roles.
The makers of The Kashmir Files unveiled Bhasha Sumbli’s first look from the film today. The star’s first look was released through a character motion poster on the maker’s official social media handles.
The motion poster opens with the words ‘Raliv, Galiv ya Chaliv’ coming into view on a crack ridden wall, the phrase that was used by radicals to threaten the Kashmiri Pandits, asking the latter to either convert or leave the region if they did not want to be killed. Sumbli’s character, looking battered and despondent, comes into view as the song in the background fades into sounds of screaming and gunshots. The poster also reveals the name of Sumbli’s character in the film, Sharda Pandit.
The makers had earlier unveiled the character posters of other characters from the film earlier, which includes Anupam Kher as Pushkar,Mithun Chakraborty as Retd. Divisional Commissioner of J&K Brahma Dutt, Pallavi Joshi as Professor Radhika Menon, Darshan Kumaar as Student Union leader Krishna Pandit and Chinmay Mandlekar as Area Commander Farooq Malik Bitta.
The film will tell the story of the the exodus and genocide of Kashmiri Pandits that took place in the 1990s. The Sunday Guardian writes that the story will be told through the point of view of a university student who feels a sense of conflict between his political ideals and his religious identity.
The film was written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri and produced under the banner of Zee Studios.The film had wrapped up production earlier this year.
The Kashmir Files will be released in theatres first on Republic Day, January 26, 2022. It will be available to stream on ZEE5 after its theatrical run.