The Kashmir Files is clearly writing a new chapter in the Indian film industry as the Vivek Agnihotri directorial is shattering recording every passing day. When this film got released back on 11 March 2022, nobody would have imagined that it reach near the ₹ 100 crores collection milestone but now many are expecting this film to gross anywhere between ₹ 170 crores – ₹ 200 crores in its lifetime biz. The whole credit for the grand success of The Kashmir Files goes to Vivek Agnihotri as only because of his courage to show the painful truth of Kashmiri Pandits from 1990 Kashmir Valley exodus, this film has managed to become a blockbuster at box office India.
On Thursday, 17 March 2022, The Kashmir Files made a box office collection of ₹ 18.05 crores as a result of which in the first week this film has made an overall income of ₹ 97.30 crores. Interestingly The Kashmir Files was released with not so much of media hype and big budget promotions but due to the positive public word of mouth after its release, the whole Indian media is covering this film only. A film which was made with only a budget of ₹ 14 crores and was released on only 600 screens initially has made it this far is in itself a miracle.
Yesterday Uttarakhand’s government which is ruled by BJP has also made The Kashmir Files tax free in the state. Now there is so much of pressure on other political parties such as Indian National Congress, Shiv Sena, TMC etc to make The Kashmir Files tax free in their states as otherwise not following the public sentiments might hurt their chances in the upcoming state elections.
Today on the auspicious occasion of Holi, The Kashmir Files is expected to made a massive collection of somewhere between ₹ 23 crores – ₹ 25 crores as there is a holiday across India and surely people who are not celebrating Holi with colours and water might go to cinema halls to watch this movie in huge numbers. Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon’s Bachchan Paandey is also releasing today but it is highly expected that The Kashmir Files will have the upper hand throughout the day as far as the box office business is concerned.