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Kangana Ranaut criticises Bollywood's 'pin drop silence' on The Kashmir Files: 'Chamche' are in shock

MUMBAI : Actor Kangana Ranaut took to social media on Sunday morning to share a long note of appreciation for the recent release, The Kashmir Files. The actor also pointed out that there is 'pin drop silence' in the film industry about the film, and claimed that many in Bollywood are in shock with the film's success. The Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Agnihotri, released in theatres on Friday. The film has received rave reviews from critics and also had a strong opening at the box office.

On Sunday, Kangana shared a long note about the film on her Instagram Stories, where she wrote, "Please notice the pin drop silence in the film industry about #thekashmirfiles not just content even its business is exemplary... investment and profit proportion might be such a case study that it will be the most successful and profitable film of the year. It also broke many myths about theatres being exclusive for big budgets event films or visual/VFX spectacles post pandemic, it is breaking every myth and preconceived notion that was there and bringing back the audiences to the theatres, 6am shows in multiplexes are full it's unbelievable!!!"

The actor then added that 'Bullydawood' (a term she uses for Bollywood) "aur unke chamche sadme mein chale gaye hai (Bollywood bullies and their cronies are in shock)." Her note concluded with, "Not a word sari duniya dekh rahi hai inko lekin phir bhi not a word (the whole world is watching but not them). There time is upp!!"

The Kashmir Files started strongly at the box office despite a limited release. On its opening day, it grossed just over 3.5 crore, and on Saturday, it improved that number substantially to make 8.5 crore on the day. Its total earnings stand at 12 crore from the first two days. The number is substantial given that it has released in 700 screens pan-India, as opposed to some recent bigger films which released in 3000+ screens.

Later, she also tagged film trade analyst Taran Adarsh's tweet about the film's strong box office performance in her subsequent Instagram Stories post. She wrote alongside, "No cheap publicity, no fake numbers, no mafia anti-national agendas...desh badlega to filmein bhi badleingi (When the country will change, films will change too). Jai Hind!" Last week, Kangana had claimed that Alia Bhatt's recent film Gangubai Kathiawadi had exaggerated its box office figures with 'fake numbers'.

Kangana has praised The Kashmir Files earlier as well, calling it 'The most important film of the year'. The film presents the story of the Kashmiri Pandits' exodus from the Kashmir Valley in the late 80s and early 90s. It stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumaar, and Bhasha Sumbli.



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