Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri shared details of his upcoming movie, ‘The Delhi Files’, Sunday, saying it is about a dark chapter in 1984 and about Tamil Nadu. 

The 48-year-old spoke to ANI, saying, “The year 1984 is a dark chapter in Indian history. The way the entire Punjab terrorism situation was handled, was inhuman. It was purely for vote bank politics and that is why terrorism was cultivated by the Congress party in Punjab. First, they created it, then they destroyed it, then they killed lots of innocent people and then covered it up. To date, there has been no justice, what can be worse than that.” 

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The director believes people will seek justice and take stands if history is taught to them and they are made aware of the facts.

Agnihotri continued, “Delhi files will tell you lots of truth about Tamil Nadu also. It’s not about Delhi; it just showed how Delhi has been destroying ‘Bharat’ for so many years. Those who ruled Delhi destroyed everything, right from Mughal kings to the British to the modern times”. 

The director’s upcoming project will complete the trilogy, of which the other two parts are ‘The Tashkent Files’ and ‘The Kashmir Files‘. He said that people in India write history to suit their narrative or political agenda, while it should be based on facts and evidence. 

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The National Film Award winner said “The political agenda of India mostly has been the western secular agenda. The great Hindu civilization is always ignored and it is made to believe that we are weak people. Everything we have learned is from western rulers or the invaders”. 

Notably, the director’s most recent work has won the Bharatiya Janata Party’s seal of approval, with states like Uttar Pradesh exempting the entertainment tax. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also hailed the movie for showing “the truth” though detractors have pointed out historical inaccuracies in Agnihotri’s version of events.