The Kashmir Files film is once again in the news after Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid criticised the movie at the closing ceremony of the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Lapid said the jury was “disturbed and shocked” by the film and deemed it “inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival.”
Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Agnihotri, has been in the news since its release. The film depicts the painful exodus of Kashmiri Pundits from the valley. Many took Lapid’s remark as an embarrassment for the government because The Kashmir Files had received a roaring endorsement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March of this year, as the speech’s video clip instantly went viral on social media.
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