The Bollywood film "The Kashmir Files," which sparked a lot of controversy upon its release, has also received a lot of backlash after its release. According to reports, IFFI jury chair Nadav Lapid referred to "The Kashmir Files" as "vulgar, propaganda" during the closing ceremony of the international film festival.
A video on Twitter has been surfacing in which the jury said, "It seemed to us like a propagandist movie inappropriate for an artistic, competitive section of such a prestigious film festival. I feel totally comfortable to share openly these feelings here with you on stage. Since the spirit of having a festival is to accept also a critical discussion which is essential for art and for life."
The video has gone viral on the Internet. Even though the movie received accolades from the BJP administration, most BJP-ruled states declared it tax-free, and it was a box office success.
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Meanwhile, the film has been directed by Vivek Agnihotri and features prolific stars. Vivek Agnihotri took to Twitter and wrote, "GM. Truth is the most dangerous thing. It can make people lie. #CreativeConsciousness (sic)."
Whereas actor Anupam Kher shared, “No matter how high the height of the lie is.. It is always small in comparison to the truth.”
Speaking of the film, the experiences of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990, during the Kashmir insurgency, served as the inspiration for The Kashmir Files. The movie, which was directed by Vivek Agnihotri, stars Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Ghoash, Darshan Kumar, and Anupam Kher.
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