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The Kashmir Files: Vivek Agnihotri has high praise for the movie’s music director Rohit Sharma

Starring Anupam Kher, the movie released on March 11 and went on to dominate the box office

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 11.58 AM, Jun 20, 2022

The Kashmir Files: Vivek Agnihotri has high praise for the movie’s music director Rohit Sharma

Vivek Agnihotri’s exodus drama, The Kashmir Files, went on to be one of the biggest movies of the year with regards to the box office, despite creating a lot of controversies. Starring Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Pallavi Joshi and Mithun Chakraborty, it also became the first Bollywood film to have Indian sign language interpretation. The director Agnihotri talked about the film's success and lauded the movie’s music composer Rohit Sharma, stating that he is one of the reasons for the drama connecting emotionally with the audience. 

“After spending some time making commercial films, I started on this new journey of independent film-making and since then, I have always collaborated with this brilliant composer Rohit Sharma - be it Buddha in a Traffic Jam, or The Tashkent Files or The Kashmir Files. He has somehow become an integral part of my style of film-making,” said Agnihotri in a statement. 

He added that while most times, music is forgotten when you leave the cinema hall, the audience takes back Sharma’s music with them and that it keeps coming back. He also explained that while there is not much scope for music in his movies, Sharma rendered a new dimension to his work with the background music and songs. 

Sharma, who has won the Best Music Director award at the 8th Jagran Film Festival, has also worked in movies such as Anaarkali of Aarah. He is currently working on Maharani 2, the series which stars Huma Qureshi. 

The Kashmir Files, which is co-written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri, is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in the disputed region of Kashmir. The movie divided the nation and received mixed reviews, but went on to gross over Rs. 200 crore at the box office. 

The Kashmir Files is now available to stream on ZEE5.