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Bhiwandi PVR: Was it a Desperate Attempt to Silence The Kashmir Files?

By : Profectus Magazine   /   12 Mar 2022  /   News and Updates /   Trending

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Bhiwandi PVR’s Desperate Attempt to Silence The Kashmir Files ?

Vivek Agnihotri’s gut wrenching movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ based on the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits was released this Friday. The movie received nationwide appreciation from the audience for being brutally honest about what happened in 1990.

On Friday 11th March, audience at PVR SP2 Haseen cinema, Bhiwandi revolted against the theatre management as they muted several scenes of the movie. Today, PVR Bhiwandi pulled down all the running shows of the ‘The Kashmir Files’ just after one day of release.

A viral social media video of that particular screening, claimed that throughout the first half of the movie wasn’t audible enough. People complained multiple times during the first half, but the management didn’t take any action. After intermission, when Chinmay Mandlekar’s controversial scene was up, the movie was muted for approximately 10 minutes, said the enraged audience.

In another video it can be seen that after crowd revolted, Bhiwandi police had to intervene to handle the situation. As they investigated it was found out that the theatre management had kept the volume quite low under the pretext of ‘its a documentary film.’ They gave no reason about why the controversial scene was muted.

The question here is who is responsible for this? It’s hard to believe that a technician would mute the scenes on his own will. There were multiple attempts to stop the release of The Kashmir Files, but Mumbai High Court gave the judgement in favor of the director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri and the Kashmiri Pandits. As the court and censor board had cleared the movie, the question here is that the people who did this, are they above the court?

The movie did quite well in nation-wide and collected over 3.25 crore in the box office on its first day of release. People were left numb in their theatre seats, sobbing uncontrollably. The movie is projected as hostile by many left intellectuals and Bollywood insiders, for example when Kapil Sharma didn’t invite the cast to promote the movie.

PVR SP2 Haseen cinema is the only theatre situated in the heart of Bhiwandi, the questions revolve around the aspect that why there was only one late evening show available for this movie? Many women viewers left the during the movie as police vans showed up at the theatre.

Let us remind you that Bhiwandi city has been a victim of religious riots in 1970, 1984 and 2006. The issue around this movie is quite sensitive, and there’s no right about what Kashmiri Pandit’s went through. But they have a #RightToJustice, suppressing this movie would be a direct suppression towards those pandits.

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Article Source: Anonymous individual present at the time of incident.

Disclaimer: Article is written and published under the right to freedom of expression, freedom to justice and Freedom of expression. Article is not intend to harm, allege or blame any individual, institute, organisations or authority.


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