Kashmir Files, worth watching (Movie Review)


The Kashmir Files, a film based on video interviews of the first generation victims of the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990, is worth watching. All the actors were chosen carefully to fit into their roles effectively and the script was perfectly written to give life to the movie. Anupam Kher didn’t have to act. He just delivered the dialogues in anguish and lived the character called Pushkarnath Pandit. The role of Krishna, performed by Darshan Kumar was surprising. Though Agnihotri wanted to take the monologue in the climax in parts, he insisted to do the lengthy scene in a single take and gave justice to his role. It appeared he was very emotional while acting. Pallavi Joshi, who played the negative role of Professor Radhika Menon, once again reminded her capabilities.

In short, all the actors whether its be Mithun Chakraborty, Mrinal Kulkarni or Punit Issar, they gave justice to the characters they played. The film gives a feeling of witnessing the genocide right in front of you. There was pindrop silence in the theater when the picture was shown and the silence of anguish continued when they walked out of the theater with misty eyes. Vivek Agnihotri has grown into an intelligent and matured director and the film is fast approaching towards Rs 300 cr mark…

Sreekumar Menon


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