Dismissing ‘The Kashmir Files’ is like shooting the messenger. Look beyond its flaws – The Print

(This column first appeared in The Print on March 18, 2022)

  • There are reasons why a certain film becomes popular and some controversial. It is not unusual for filmmakers to engineer a controversy to sell the film to the public. The Kashmir Files is both controversial and attracting public attention for totally different reasons. As a film it does not have many things a box office hit should have — matinée idol, super star cast, super hit songs and corresponding screen depiction with the so-called ‘mass’ appeal (a euphemism for vulgarity)…

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