Every once in a while comes a film that dares to challenge the set narrative by depicting the truth that has been kept suppressed by vested interest. Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files is one such movie that narrates the tale of the Hindu genocide that took place in Kashmir in the 90s.
In Bharat, however, despite Hindus being in majority they are demeaned and shamed in whatever way possible. We have seen countless instances where Hindu Dharma, culture, and festivals are mocked. Even the atrocities committed on Hindus are downplayed, and any attempt to express their apathies are met with utmost resistance from the Liberal-Secular-Leftist ecosystem. And that is exactly what is happening with The Kashmir Files which is a daring attempt to bring out the Kashmiri Hindu genocide.
It gives a glimpse of the terror, confusion, and terrible panic that engulfed Kashmir in the late 80s and early 90s. It portrays the atrocities committed against Kashmiri Hindus and brings out how they were forced to flee their homeland. At the same time, it also shows how political parties and religious extremists took advantage of the situation and were complicit in facilitating the biggest ethnic exodus since the second world war. The trailer of The Kashmir Files takes one on a rollercoaster emotional ride that unfolded during these tragic incidents.
The film is scheduled to hit the theatres on March 11. Before its release, a special screening of the film was held for Kashmiri Hindus, and the audience became emotional after watching this film, so much so that they gave a standing ovation to the movie and many were unable to control their tears. The makers of the film have said that its story will bring the pain of Kashmiri Hindus to the masses.
Vivek Agnihotri says that the Kashmiri massacre in 1990 is an important and sensitive issue of Bharat’s politics making it a difficult task to bring it on screen. Making the movie was probably the easiest part for Vivek considering that fact that the film has been facing fierce opposition at every step with every possible effort being made to stop this film. There are also allegation of the movie being against a particular religion and the entire leftist ecosystem is trying its best to get it banned.
Judiciary is being used to ban the film
Hussain Saeed, originally from Uttar Pradesh and currently living in Mumbai, had filed a PIL in the Bombay High Court, asking the court to ban the film, saying that the film shows Muslims killing Kashmiri Pandits, which may hurt the sentiments of Muslims. The PIL further alleged that the incidents in the film have been shown in a one-sided manner, due to which anger can arise among Hindus thereby affecting the law and order in the country.
It is a well-known fact that Kashmiri Hindus were expelled from the Valley by Islamic Jihadists. Therefore, why should anyone have any problem in the truth being shown? Is it because Hindus are the victims here and their plight is being discussed? Fortunately, this PIL has been dismissed by the Mumbai High Court and the movie will be released as scheduled on 11th March.
The media has also ‘shadow banned’ the film
There is little doubt that Indian media is anti-Hindu and it hardly comes as a surprise that this movie too has been shadow banned by them. NDTV has already dubbed it a propaganda film without even seeing it.
Director Vivek Agnihotri exposed NDTV for calling it a propaganda film.
Vivek Agnihotri also slammed the ‘renowned’ film critic Anupama Chopra, wife of Vidhu Vinod Chopra who runs a media company for the movie promotion. Anupama has been accused of running a sinister campaign against this film and trying her best to defame it. Vivek called her ‘Shoorpanakha’ of Bollywood and asked her to stop playing dirty tricks from the background.
It has also come to light that producer-director Vivek Agnihotri is getting death threats. His social media accounts are full of abuses, threats, and fatwas from Islamists. Is it such a big crime to show the apathy of Hindus in our nation, that makers are hounded and getting life threats? This is also probably because the movie depicts the atrocities committed on Hindus by Islamists, today the same lot and their sympathizers are threatening and giving fatwas to the people.
Kapil Sharma show refused to promote the film
Kapil Sharma’s show is a renowned platform, that has been used by almost every movie producer for promoting their movies. Unfortunately, Kapil Sharma did not call the team of The Kashmir Files to promote this film. Isn’t this a kind of untouchability towards this movie, its makers, and the cast?
Is Freedom Of Expression based on Religion?
Any Film is an art through which ideas are expressed, and in a democracy freedom of expression is absolute for all. While on the one hand leftists and secular people say that there should be no restriction on films and art, on the other, the same lot denies movie makers like Vivek their freedom of expression.
Many one-sided films were made on the Gujarat riots, such as ‘Chand Bujh Gaya’, ‘Firaaq’, ‘Parzaniya’, and ‘Kai Po Che’ where only the alleged atrocities on Muslims were shown, while conveniently ignoring the Godhra incident which triggered the riots. Importantly, these films were never opposed, no PIL was filed to ban them, the media didn’t impose a shadow-ban on them, and their producers were also never given any threats.
It is crystal clear that the leftist ecosystem is complicit in whitewashing the atrocities committed on Hindus and hell-bent on painting Hindus as oppressors. These people make every possible attempt to keep their as well as their jihadi masters’ dark deeds under the wraps so that people never get to know their malicious truth and do not ask them questions.
But now the times have changed, and sufficient information is available on social media and the internet and no matter how much these people suppress or mislead the public, it is impossible for them to exploit and guilt trip Hindus anymore. It is time to support those associated with daring films such as The Kashmir Files and take the truth of the dark and forgotten chapter in Bharat’s history to the masses.