The Kashmir Files is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language drama film written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri. The film was released last week on Friday to an overwhelming response from the audience. The film opened on a good note managing to rake in Rs. 3.55 cr on Day 1. Interestingly, despite a limited release, the business of the film saw a jump in collections on Day 2 with a further Rs. 8.50 cr coming in. Now on its third day running, The Kashmir Files that saw an increase in the number of shows has managed to draw in an additional Rs. 15.10 cr.
Collecting a surprising Rs. 27.15 cr, The Kashmir Files manages to outperform last year’s release Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1 that collected Rs. 12.68 cr to become the fourth-highest opening weekend grosser post the pandemic. Though the business of the film does not surpass previous releases like Sooryavanshi collected Rs. 77.08 cr, 83 that collected Rs. 47 cr, and Gangubai Kathiawadi that collected Rs. 39.12 cr, it does manage to surpass certain others like Badhaai Do that collected Rs. 7.82 cr, and Jhund that had collected Rs. 5.58 cr.
Currently, The Kashmir Files continues to enjoy the audiences’ favour as their first choice in theatres. If that wasn’t enough, given the fact that the film has seen an increase in the total number of screens and daily shows it is expected to continue to rake in the moolah. At the current growth rate, trade estimates state that if The Kashmir Files continues with the current trend it could easily become one of the highest grossers of the year.
The film is produced by Zee Studios and is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits during the Kashmir Insurgency. It stars Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi.