Vivek Agnihotri’s film ‘The Kashmir Files’, made about the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits after terrorism and genocide in Kashmir, is proving to be an amazing film in every way. On the one hand, Vivek’s film has been openly appreciated by most mainstream critics, while on the other hand, the film’s box office performance in business circles seems staggering so far during the pandemic. The Kashmir Files had an opening of Rs 3.55 crore on the first day despite looking modest on screen. This is a great collection and it is clear that the film will be seen earning more over the weekend.
Just last week came Nagraj Manjule’s movie Jhund. Despite having a megastar like Amitabh Bachchan, tremendous word of mouth, Manjule’s film got an opening of just Rs 1.55 crore on the first day. The film earned only 11 million rupees in a week. Jhund was seen as a bigger movie than The Kashmir Files in many ways, but The Kashmir Files seems to be winning over people’s hearts at the box office. Why Jhund Hi? Why can’t film day one collections be weaker in any sense than great films like Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi, and Ranveer Singh’s 83 when compared to screen sharing? This is a big problem.
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The Kashmir Files profits will further surprise the business circle
Seeing the kind of word of mouth that Vivek Agnihotri’s film has become, it seems that the film can easily do business up to Rs 20 crore in the first weekend. If this happens, it will be a huge success for the creators of The Kashmir Files. Mainstream politics has been a major target of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in the 1990s, the genocide of Kashmiri pundits, and appeasement in Kashmir. Many questions about the Pandit refugee crisis and the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the valley have also been raised in the film. Actors like Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi and Darshan Kumar have important roles in Vivek’s film. The craze for The Kashmir Files is also visible in the audience on social media.
Complaints of giving fewer screens, there is a demand to increase the shows
The Kashmir Files is shown on a total of 630 screens across the country. In this one, the maximum number of screens are from India, which is equal to 561. There is a debate on social media about the screens the film has. One section alleges that despite being a good and essential movie, The Kashmir Files didn’t get enough screens as it deserved. There are claims that Ul Julul Makers of Bollywood films are shown on four thousand screens in the country, but this is not visible to The Kashmir Files.
Some people wrote: The Kashmir Files is a must see movie. See it. If it’s not in your city, then ask the theaters to show the movie. If the number of shows in theaters is less, then increase it. Everyone must see this movie. Some people wrote that theaters should also give enough screens and shows to The Kashmir Files.
Will The Kashmir Files shows increase?
The possibility of this is quite high. Currently, no new movie is looking strong at the Bollywood box office. Alia’s Gangubai Kathiawadi arrived in the last week of February and seemed the strongest. Jhund, who came after Gangubai, also failed to show wonders at the box office. Following these films, The Kashmir Files was released and has done amazing business since day one. Despite the selected screens, the Rs 3.55 crore business in the country may motivate cinemas to increase screens and shows.
The kind of curiosity about the movie among the people can definitely inspire theater exhibitors. Even after the Kapil Sharma controversy and the Shalini Khanna petition, the atmosphere seems to be building in favor of The Kashmir Files. It can be believed that in the coming days, this film can attract more viewers to theaters.