Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ was the surprise blockbuster of 2022. The movie opened to a moderate viewing but word of mouth propelled its business over the week and the intense drama adapted from true events that transpired in the Kashmir Valley in 1990 was opening to full houses across screens in India and other parts of the world.
Such was the popularity of the movie, it totally eclipsed Prabhas starrer ‘Radhe Shyam’ that released on the same day and it ate up the revenues of ‘Bachchhan Pandey’, which released in theatres a week later on March 18, 2022.
Two months after the theatrical release of the movie, the makers have decided to host a musical event for the same titled, ‘The Sounds Of The Kashmir Files’.
The music for the movie has been composed by Rohit Sharma who will also be the conductor of the movie’s musical night, which is set to take place on May 13, at the Opera House in the city of Mumbai, India.
Incidentally, May 13 is also the date when ‘The Kashmir Files’ will be released on the OTT platform Zee5.
The event will be attended by director Vivek Agnihotri, actor Darshan Kumar and actress Pallavi Joshi who played a central character of the movie. She is also Vivek Agnihotri’s wife.
In the movie, the songs ‘Brahma Dutt’s Theme’ ‘Al Jihad’, ‘Azadi’, ‘Raliv, GaliveYa Chaliv’ ‘Krishna’s theme’ and ‘Death of Sharda’ have all been composed by Rohit Sharma. Only the song, ‘Hum Dekhenge’ has been composed by Swapnil Bandodkar.
Vivek Agnihotri has tasted massive success with ‘The Kashmir Files’. The movie was made on a moderate budget and it did not include any A-lister celebrity superstar in its central cast and yet the movie turned out to be a blockbuster.
The movie is hard hitting and made an impact not only across India but in other parts of the world as well. There have been controversies and debates over the portrayal of Muslims in the movie, despite that the movie was released in Dubai a few weeks later without any cuts and recently the movie was also released in Israel.
Singapore though, recently announced that they will be banning the movie for what they termed was ‘provocative and one-sided portrayal of Muslims’.