The Kashmir Files helmed by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri continues to create new milestones at the box office as people are flocking to the theaters to witness what exactly happened 32 years ago with the Kashmiri Pandits. Incidentally, there are many people who have been claiming that the movie is fictional or have portrayed the atrocities shown in the movie against the Kashmiri Pandits in an exaggerated way.
In the first scene of #TheKashmirFiles, a boy was playing cricket whom his Kashmiri muslim friend beat on cheering for India.— Rahul Kaushik (@kaushkrahul) March 18, 2022
Hers is that boy, telling what happened with him. pic.twitter.com/w5w69SEEw9
However, many Kashmiri Pandits who themselves were forced to leave Kashmir or were witness to the violence that happened in Kashmir more than three decades ago have come forward confirming the authenticity of the content shown in the Anupam Kher-led flick. Now, a video of a 40 plus man has surfaced online in which he can be seen saying, “You see that the movie opens with a young boy playing cricket. He is caught and beaten up for cheering for India. That is me. I was 10 years of age at that time.”
He spoke after 30 years but still fears to show his face— Grey (@Grey603031572) March 18, 2022
He further added that it is possible to stitch different stories and make them into one but it is not always possible to make such stories every time. Reactions started pouring in from the Twitter users after the video got viral with many questioning whether the man in the video is really 40 plus because he really looked young.
So this is supposed to be prior to the exodus .. ?? And that time the kid is 10 years old.. and now we are in 2022..— Laxmikant Iyengar (@Laxjai999) March 19, 2022
So is this guy looks like 42 years old now....???
Just asking ....
Another user said that the fear in his face is quite evident even though it happened 30 years ago. One of the users who seems to be from Kashmir said that during those times if India was winning a match against Pakistan, everywhere there was a blackout and no one was allowed to celebrate India’s win.
This screening was at the NJ theater where my friend was at. She said that people in the lobby started to cry when this young man was telling his story. Even the people who worked at the theater started to cry. Very emotional and incredible film. Deserves National Award.— Ravi Yande (@ravireport) March 19, 2022
According to a user, the video of the man was taken at the NJ theater and after hearing the story of the man, everyone in the theater started crying and even those who worked at the theater could not hold their tears.