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The Kashmir Files is the King at Box Office; beats Dangal, levels up with Bahubali on Day 8

The film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir valley of the 1990s.

New Delhi: Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files has reached the Rs 100 crore club at the box office and also recorded its highest single-day reach so far, Rs 19.15 crore. Following a week of its release, the film stands at the level of Baahubali 2 as per its eighth-day collection. The film got released last Friday. The film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir valley of the 1990s.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter on Saturday, “#TheKashmirFiles creates history… *Day 8* of #TKF [ ₹19.15 cr] is at par with #Baahubali2 [ ₹19.75 cr] and higher than #Dangal [ ₹18.59 cr], the two iconic hits… #TKF is now in the august company of all-time blockbusters… [Week 2] Fri 19.15 cr. Total: ₹116.45 cr. #India biz.”

He also added, “#TheKashmirFiles highlights…* Records its HIGHEST *single day total* on [second] Fri [ ₹19.15 cr] * Will comfortably cross ₹ 150 cr in Weekend 2 * Advance bookings for [second] Sat and Sun are PHENOMENAL * Being dubbed in #Tamil, #Telugu, #Kannada, and #Malayalam.”

The film stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumaar, Chinmay Mandlekar, and Bhasha Sumbli. The film premiered in theatres on March 11. The movie has been declared tax-free in multiple states including Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Goa, Haryana, and Uttarakhand.

According to a review done by a leading news portal, The Hindustan Times, “Filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri makes is clear from the word go that his film, The Kashmir Files, will not be subtle. A gut-wrenching watch, it is based on the plight of Kashmiri Pandits who faced a massacre and forced exodus from their own land by the Islamic militants.”

Additionally, “Characters in The Kashmir Files are nothing short of ‘real people’. The way they emote on screen makes you feel their pain, leaving a lump in your throat. Anupam Kher as Pushkar Nath delivers by far his strongest and most convincing performance. Given that Kher himself is a Kashmiri Pandit, Agnihotri couldn’t have cast a better actor than him for the role.”