‘The Kashmir Files’ continues to garner critic acclaim for its intense screenplay that chronicles the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits during the insurgency in Kashmir. At an ABP summit, Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu recently praised the film, saying that it evokes an “emotional side” in viewers which helps them resonate with its narrative.
“I see the numbers. I’m more of an optimistic person. So I see the glass half full most of the time. Whatever might be the reason, however, it happened, the fact is that it happened. I remember texting one of my producers saying- So this proves you don’t have to get scared by how big your film is, if it’s good people will watch it,” Pannu said at the summit.
“If a small film like that can create those kinds of numbers it can’t be a bad film. You can question the intention of people, the means, and all of that. That’s subjective. You have a right to have an opinion. But the fact that it’s good that’s why eventually it’s lasting that long. It can’t be a bad film for it to last that long. That’s the fact,” she added.
The ‘Looop Lapeta’ actor added that no matter how good a film is, it is inevitable for it to fail at enthusing every single viewer.
“It (The Kashmir Files) evokes emotional side in a lot of people and hence it helps them connect and receive a film in a certain way. It is totally subjective and right. There is no film under the sun that has had 100% approval from 100% audience. It will differ from film to film,” she said.
Directed by Vivek Agnihotri, ‘The Kashmir Files’ stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumaar, Pallavi Joshi, Puneet Issar and Mrinal Kulkarni. Declared tax-free in multiple Indian states, the film has been lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other political figures. It recently surpassed the 200 crore mark at the box office.