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The Kashmir Files Crosses ₹200cr, Is Highest-Grossing Hindi Film Post Pandemic

The Kashmir Files collected ₹10 crores on Wednesday. It crossed ₹200 crores and became the biggest Hindi blockbuster post the pandemic.

The Kashmir Files slowed down in its second week however has crossed the ₹200 crore mark. The Wednesday collection of the film ended up being around ₹10 crores. The film has beaten the lifetime collection of the earlier post-pandemic blockbuster, Sooryavanshi, and is now the most successful Hindi film post-pandemic. Also read: Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files was to have a folk song sung by Lata Mangeshkar

The Kashmir Files are based on the departure of Kashmiri Pandits in then Jammu and Kashmir in 1990. Written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri, the film stars Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumaar, Pallavi Joshi, Puneet Issar, and others.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the movies figures of the film on Twitter. He tweeted, “#TheKashmirFiles crosses ₹200 cr mark … Also crosses lifetime biz of #Sooryavanshi… Becomes HIGHEST GROSSING HINDI FILM [pandemic era]… [Week 2] Fri 19.15 cr, Sat 24.80 cr, Sun 26.20 cr, Mon 12.40 cr, Tue 10.25 cr, Wed 10.03 cr. Total: ₹200.13 cr. #India biz.”

The successful run of The Kashmir Files appears to have hampered the normal film industry reaction for Akshay Kumar’s most recent delivery Bachchhan Pandey. The film has collected around ₹41 crores in five days.

The film has stirred a debate across the nation over as well as in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Amid a call for the reopening of cases related to the killing of Kashmiri Pandits in the 1990s, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said if there is “something specific”, the force will definitely look into it.