‘The Kashmir Files’ records $3.7 million haul at international box office on second weekend | Hindi Movie News



Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files‘ has raked in the big bucks overseas thanks to the good business coming in from the US / Canada markets.

The film that started off its international run with a collection of USD 80,000, has now earned a total of USD 2.5 million within just ten days of its release.

In its first week, the film earned an estimated USD 1 million in US / Canada and added another USD 1.5 million to its collection over the second weekend.

The film is banned in all Gulf states so it is mainly relying on collections from the UK and Australia for the rest of its business. In Australia the film has earned an estimated $600k, while the United Kingdom brought in an estimated £225k.

The total numbers according to boxofficeindia.com are estimated at around USD 3.6-3.7 million which estimates at around Rs 27 crore. The worldwide business of the film is 195 cr gross in India and 27 crore overseas for a total of 222 crore afer ten days.

Besides tax benefits and the PM’s support, the film received an added boost when Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Sunday said he would definitely watch the film and encouraged all Indians to do the same.

“Jo Kashmir main hua Kashmiri panditon ke saath woh yakeenan bahut dukh ki baat hai,” he noted. “Aesi ek film jo bani hai us topic main woh yakeenan har Hindustani ko dekhna chahiye aur har hindustani ko yaad karna chahjye (What happened to Kashmiri Pandits is a matter of great sorrow. Such a film must be watched by all Indians so that they can remember what occurred),” Aamir said at an ‘RRR’ event.

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

‘The Kashmir Files’, starring Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumaar, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi, has also been mired in controversy. Its producer Abhishek Agarwal reacted to the reports of the film being used to incite hate against a certain community. He said in a report that the movie intends to bring out the truth and not incite hatred.

The film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley.


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