‘The Kashmir Files’ hits another
milestone, enters Rs 200 crore club,
Amir Khan appreciates film

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MUMBAI: Continuing with its successful run at the box office, Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ has now entered the Rs 200 crore club.

The film, starring veteran actor Anupam Kher, has minted a total of Rs 200.13 crore, becoming the highest-grossing Hindi film in the COVID-19 pandemic era.

Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Instagram account to share the film’s latest box office figures.

‘The Kashmir Files’, which has been smashing box office records, collected Rs 3.55 crore on its opening day. It witnessed an increase in numbers on its first Saturday, earning Rs 8.50 crore. The movie registered even higher figures on its first Sunday and Monday, minting Rs 15.10 crore and Rs 15.05 crore, respectively.

On its first Tuesday, the film minted Rs 18 crore, taking its total to Rs 60.20 crore. This double-digit figure on a weekday broke post-pandemic records set by previous Bollywood films.

‘The Kashmir Files’ continued its winning streak, earning Rs 19.05 crore on Wednesday, Rs 18.05 crore on Thursday, Rs 19.15 on its second Friday and Rs 24.80 on its second Saturday. The film minted Rs 26.20 crore on its second Sunday, crossing the Rs 150 crore mark and taking its total to Rs 167.45 crore.

The movie, which remains unstoppable at the box office, added Rs 12.40 crore on Monday, Rs 10.25 crore on Tuesday and 10.03 crore Wednesday, hence crossing the Rs 200 crore mark at the box office.

The hard-hitting drama, which revolves around the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990, also stars Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumaar, Puneet Issar, Mrinal Kulkarni and others.

The film has been declared tax-free in several states including Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Goa, Haryana and Uttarakhand.

Aamir Khan praises film

Amir Khan

Actor Aamir Khan has become the latest celebrity to come out in support of filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri’s latest film ‘The Kashmir Files’, which revolves around the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990.

On Sunday, Aamir visited the national capital to attend a fan event for the SS Rajamouli directorial ‘RRR’.

On being asked by the media if he had watched ‘The Kashmir Files’, Aamir said in Hindi, “Ji zaroor dekhunga main…Wo ek history ka aisa hissa hain jo dil dukta hain usme…jo Kashmiri Pandits k sath hua hain, wo dukh ka baat hain…aur aise film jo bani hain uss topic pe woh yakennan har Hindustandi ko dekhna chaiye (Yes, I will definitely see. The story is a part of our history and whatever happened with the Kashmiri Pandits was really sad. Any film on such a topic must be seen by all Indians).”

He added, “This film has touched the emotions of all people who believe in humanity and that is what is so beautiful about it. I will definitely watch the film and I am happy to see that the film is successful.”

‘The Kashmir Files’, which has crossed Rs 150 crore mark at the box office so far, features Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty, Darshan Kumaar, Puneet Issar, Mrinal Kulkarni and others. (ANI)