July 6, 2022

The Kashmir Information, a movie directed via Vivek Agnihotri with a celebrity forged of Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, has taken the country via hurricane. The movie showcases the mass killings and exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley within the Nineties.

With the endorsement of the movie from PM Modi and plenty of BJP-ruled states equivalent to Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Haryana, Uttarakhand making the movie tax-free aside, it is anticipated that extra moviegoers will probably be thronging cinema halls to look at The Kashmir Information.

The Loose Press Magazine talked to Kashmiri Pandit scholars from around the nation, who watched The Kashmir Information and shared their ideas on what the movie intended to them.

Vimarishi Koul, an Engineering pupil at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Generation in Patiala who watched the movie within the cinema theatre, mentioned that the movie led her to really feel unhappy and satisfied on the identical time. “What I witnessed in The Kashmir Information is a fact my circle of relatives made me conscious about years in the past. To peer the struggles we went thru being portrayed at the large display screen, after a long time, gave me a way of pleasure and hope however on the identical time it pained me to peer the violence that our neighborhood confronted,” mentioned Vimarshi who added that the movie may also transparent questions other folks have about Kashmiri Pandits as now not a lot is understood in regards to the neighborhood some of the atypical populace.

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“I feel it is important that college and school schooling focal point on incidents which are darkish spots in Indian historical past in order that scholars are extra conscious about the severity of such incidents,” added Vimarshi whose circle of relatives nonetheless is living in Jammu.

Riddhi Pandita, a pupil in Mumbai’s Somaiya Vidyavihar College who’s recently within the town to pursue her undergraduate, instructed the Loose Press Magazine that to name The Kashmir Information a ‘film’ can be now not honest as it is a flashback of the previous that is immersed in truth for plenty of like her who’re part of the Kashmiri Pandit neighborhood. “Irrespective of the movie being a testomony to our fact, it best gifts 10% of what our households have in fact been thru,” expressed Ridhi who additional added that extra such motion pictures on what now not simply the Kashmiri Pandits have long gone thru but additionally different spiritual teams have confronted will have to be showcased to a bigger target market with out censorship as you need to teach each and every different in the course of the visible medium greater than ever.

PM Modi praised The Kashmir Information for “bringing out the reality and presenting historical past in its proper standpoint”. The Top Minister met movie’s director Vivek Agnihotri and spouse Pallavi Ghosh, who performs the function of a professor within the ancient mystery.

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Printed on: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 10:52 PM IST

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