IFFI jury head calls The Kashmir Files ‘vulgar propaganda’


The 53rd Indian International Film Festival ended on Monday with controversial comments.During the closing ceremony, the chairman of the jury, Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid, was seen on stage by Vivek Agnihotri’s Hindi film Kashmir File” was criticized as “propaganda”. “For the 15th film, we were all shaken and shocked,” Nadav told the audience.Kashmir file. We felt that it was a propaganda and vulgar film, and that it did not deserve the art section of such a prestigious film festival. I feel very comfortable to be able to share that feeling openly with you here on stage. Because the spirit of the festival is to embrace the critical debate that is essential to art and life.

The Kashmir File is directed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri. The film, which hits theaters March 11, centers on the 1990 assassination and escape of a Kashmir Pandit from a valley. The film was a hit in India, but many criticized it for its propaganda tone.Singapore banned the film because it was deemed to “exceed” the city-state’s film classification guidelines. He reportedly refused to rate the film in Hindi because of its depiction of persecuted Hindus. Directed by Vivek Agnihotri, it stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, and Pallavi Joshi. In India, the ruling party, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Secretary Amit Shah, praised the film, praising its performance and content. The film has been declared tax-free in most BJP-controlled states.

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