NEW DELHI — ‘The Kashmir Files’ was one of the most widely awaited films, with people excitedly anticipating its debut. Given the audience’s ecstatic wait to watch this movie on-screen, the creators first released the movie on March 11 and it is now slated to be released on an OTT platform.
To keep the level of anticipation, the filmmakers unveiled the film’s trailer on YouTube on February 21 as well as the official poster.
The Kashmir Files movie is now awaited to be made available on OTT platform Zee5 on May 13, more urgently because the movie has been leaked online.
However, there is no other legal option to watch the movie online as of now and we advise against using any illegal website or torrent sites to download the same.
The Kashmir Files full movie leaked online
The Kashmir Files is the latest victim of online piracy as the film is available on sites like Tamilrockers and other sites for free download.
Even the other release of the week, Prabhas and Pooja Hedge’s “Radhe Shyam”, has been leaked online.
IMDb detects ‘unusual voting activity’, applies alternate rating
Interestingly, the film’s IMDb rating saw a minor setback after the site detected ‘unusual voting activity’.
A Twitter user tweeted to the director, saying, “The IMDb page of #TheKashmirFiles says: ‘Our rating mechanism has detected unusual voting activity on this title. To preserve the reliability of our rating system, an alternate weighting calculation has been applied’. They have themselves dipped the ratings.”
The page states that the film received around 131,433 votes and owing to the ‘unusual’ activity, gave the film an average rating of 8.3 / 10.
Film promoted as ‘true-to-life, untold tale’
The film has been promoted by the creators as a ‘powerful, true-to-life, and hitherto untold tale’.
With ‘The Kashmir Files,’ national award-winning director Vivek Agnihotri claimed to bring the narrative, which has remained a topic of controversy, about the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir in 1990’s to the big screen.
The film has already made a big impression in the US, where it has been screened more than 30 times.
The Kashmir Files is a ‘factual account’, as claimed by its creators, based on video interviews with first-generation Kashmiri Pandit victims of the ‘genocide’.
Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumaar, Pallavi Joshi, and Chinmay Mandlekar star in the exodus drama, which has been written and directed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri.
‘The Kashmir Files,’ written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri and produced by Zee Studios and Tej Narayan Agarwal, Abhishek Agarwal, Pallavi Joshi, and Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, is set to hit theatres on March 11, 2022.
‘The Kashmir Files’ has sparked controversy
Following the screening of ‘The Kashmir Files’ in the US, the director of the movie reportedly began getting death threats. However, Agnihotri’s menacing calls and emails have apparently risen in frequency.
Vivek wrote an open letter and recounted his trauma on his Instagram account. He wrote in the caption that he can’t be silenced.
He said many people are questioning if his Twitter account is suspended. Saying his account was not suspended but deactivated, the director claimed that he has been shadowbanned by Twitter ever since he launched ‘The Kashmir Files’.
Vivek also claimed that his following plummeted, and the majority of his followers were unable to read any of his tweets.
Dramatic episodes and incidents during the making
After actor Yograj Singh’s alleged anti-Hindu comments at a farmer’s rally during the protests against three agricultural laws (which were later repealed), the director Vivek Agnihotri pulled him from the film and replaced him with Puneet Issar.
Mithun Chakraborty was sick with a stomach ailment during the second schedule of the movie’s shoot, but he recovered and finished his part a few hours later.
Sarahna, a line producer, allegedly committed suicide during the production of ‘The Kashmir Files’. Also, Director Agnihotri broke his leg on the set during the last stages of filming.
About the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’
The Kashmir Files is a forthcoming Indian Hindi-language film starring Mithun Chakraborty and Anupam Kher, written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri and produced by Abhishek Agarwal. The movie depicts the early 1990s migration of Kashmiri Pandits owing to the insurgency in Kashmir.
Following the success of ‘The Tashkent Files’, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri completed the script for ‘The Kashmir Files’ after conducting ‘research’ about the 1990 exodus of Kashmiri Hindus. The film, as per a first-look movie poster released on August 14, 2019, will be an honest investigation of one of the worst human tragedies.
In May 2020, actor Anupam Kher joined the cast as the film’s lead actor while the film’s original schedule was cancelled owing to the pandemic of Coronavirus.
The film was supposed to be released in theatres throughout the world on January 26, 2022, to coincide with India’s Republic Day, but it was delayed owing to the spread of Omicron variant of COVID-19. The film was released in theatres on March 11, 2022.