“From Darkness to Light: Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files’ Web Series”Web Series Sheds Light on the Tragedy of Kashmiri Pandits”
Director Vivek Agnihotri, who made ‘The Kashmir Files’, is now coming up with a web series. This show is also the story of the painful incidents happened in the valley with Kashmiri Pandits.
Its trailer has come out. The web series is in a documentary style and many people from the Kashmiri Pandit community are telling their experiences in it.
You used to watch in Kashmir… Yash Chopra was making films, you were watching Shikara. But there was another separate Kashmir that we were seeing.
The trailer of Vivak Agnihotri’s web series ‘The Kashmir Files Unreported’ begins with this line. Vivek, who has shown the story of violence against Kashmiri Pandits in the valley in ‘The Kashmir Files’, is now coming up with a web series on this topic.
In the trailer, Vivek has claimed that this web series, based on the story of Kashmiri Pandits, will be more ‘mind-boggling, eye-opening and spine-chilling’ than his film.
This web series seems to be showing in more details the incidents of violence in the valley with Kashmiri Pandits during the Kashmir 90s.
The Haunting Saga of Kashmiri Pandits in ‘The Kashmir Files’ Web Series”
Factual style not fiction
The trailer of ‘The Kashmir Files Unreported’ shows that it is not going to run in a fictional drama style. Vivek has treated it in a documentary style.
His made ‘The Kashmir Files’ was a two and a half hour film and the story was shown through the characters.
Whereas the web series has footage of real news and interviews of real people who had suffered the brunt of this incident in the Valley in the early 90s.
A heartwarming interview
The trailer has footage of the real media coverage of the 90s, through which people came to know for the first time that the situation in the valley has become so bad.
The trailer also has real footage of the interview of Kashmir’s separatist terrorist Bitta Karate. Bitta’s character was recreated by Vivek from the role of Villain in ‘The Kashmir Files’.
But in the web series, Vivek is going to show the real footage of the interview in which Bitta had accepted the killing of many Kashmiri Pandits on camera.
Also, the past of the victims of the incident in the trailer of ‘The Kashmir Files Unreported’ is heart-wrenching. Someone is telling that terrorists used to put posters outside the houses that today they will be killed.
So someone tells how many incidents of rape happened at that time. Vivek and his wife in the trailer. Pallavi Joshi, actress of ‘The Kashmir Files’ is also seen in the role of anchor. Watch the trailer of ‘The Kashmir Files Unreported’ here:
There is also a conflict
In the story shown by Vivek in ‘The Kashmir Files’, there was a lot of emphasis on one point. The question arises at many places in the film that when barbaric incidents were happening with Kashmiri Pandits in the valley, then where was the media.
Now the footage that Vivek is showing in his web series are the reports of important media coverage that happened during that time. The interview of Bitta Karate was also a part of this.
Vivek Agnihotri and his wife Pallavi Joshi are also the producers of ‘The Kashmir Files Unreported’. This web series is going to come soon on the OTT platform ZEE5.
The trailer of the series is telling that it is like an extension of Vivek’s film. But what is new in the series, it will be known only after its stream.