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The ‘Kashmir Files’ by Vivek Agnihotri Wins the ‘National Unity’ Award

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In “The Kashmir Files,” stars like Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, and Pallavi Joshi have clinched the award for Best Supporting Actor and Actress for their exceptional efforts.

The film ‘The Kashmir Files’ has won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration, announced by the jury of the 69th National Film Awards on Thursday afternoon. Vivek Agnihotri’s controversial film has received such accolades that it’s sure to spark intense debates.

Written and directed by Mr. vivek Agnihotri, ‘The Kashmir Files,’ released in March last year, is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley during the peak of terrorism in the 1990s.

Featuring Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, and Pallavi Joshi, who have also won the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Actress for their efforts, the film generated more controversy after its screening at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in November. Israeli film producer Nadav Lapid labeled it as “pornographic propaganda.”

Mr. Lapid, who served as the jury head of IFFI, declared it “inappropriate (excessive)” for the artistic competition section of such a prestigious film festival. His comments led to sharp reactions from the producers of ‘The Kashmir Files,’ and even the Israeli envoy in India.

Allegedly criticized for fueling sectarian sentiments, ‘The Kashmir Files’ achieved commercial success and garnered praise from senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The film also received tax exemptions from BJP-led states.

For its attempts to exploit factual inaccuracies and create divisions among Hindu and Muslim communities across the country, the film faced significant criticism from social activists and the opposition.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor highlighted the fact that ‘The Kashmir Files’ was banned in Singapore due to its “capacity to create enmity among different communities and disrupt religious harmony.”

Both the film’s producers and actors have defended against all criticism, claiming that they have illuminated the plight of a particular group. Mr. Agnihotri countered allegations of conspiracy against him and his film, stating, “This film is not promoting propaganda. Some people are spreading false information about this film.”

The ‘Kashmir Files’ by Vivek Agnihotri Wins the ‘National Unity’ Award

In “The Kashmir Files,” stars like Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, and Pallavi Joshi have clinched the award for Best Supporting Actor and Actress for their exceptional efforts.

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The film ‘The Kashmir Files’ has won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration, announced by the jury of the 69th National Film Awards on Thursday afternoon. Vivek Agnihotri’s controversial film has received such accolades that it’s sure to spark intense debates.

Written and directed by Mr. Agnihotri, ‘The Kashmir Files,’ released in March last year, is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley during the peak of terrorism in the 1990s.

Featuring Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, and Pallavi Joshi, who have also won the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Actress for their efforts, the film generated more controversy after its screening at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in November. Israeli film producer Nadav Lapid labeled it as “pornographic propaganda.”

Mr. Lapid, who served as the jury head of IFFI, declared it “inappropriate (excessive)” for the artistic competition section of such a prestigious film festival. His comments led to sharp reactions from the producers of ‘The Kashmir Files,’ and even the Israeli envoy in India.

Allegedly criticized for fueling sectarian sentiments, ‘The Kashmir Files’ achieved commercial success and garnered praise from senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The film also received tax exemptions from BJP-led states.

For its attempts to exploit factual inaccuracies and create divisions among Hindu and Muslim communities across the country, the film faced significant criticism from social activists and the opposition.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor highlighted the fact that ‘The Kashmir Files’ was banned in Singapore due to its “capacity to create enmity among different communities and disrupt religious harmony.”

Both the film’s producers and actors have defended against all criticism, claiming that they have illuminated the plight of a particular group. Mr. Agnihotri countered allegations of conspiracy against him and his film, stating, “This film is not promoting propaganda. Some people are spreading false information about this film.”

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