Amid the box office success of ‘The Kashmir Files’, netizens are taking a dig at Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara.
The Kashmir Files’ success
Taking Bollywood by surprise, The Kashmir Files earned a lot of appreciation from the audience for the genuine story. Without any television promotion, ‘TKF’ has been widely promoted already. The drive was run on social media, and that too by Vivek Agnihotri himself, as he took the film to various cities globally and then shared videos and bites around what happened there.
After the massive success of the movie that described the horrifying incident that happened to Kashmiri pandits in the 1990s, the netizens are lashing out at Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara for deviating the story.
Previously, when Shikara was released in early 2020, a video of a Kashmiri Pandit woman lashing out at the director at a screening in Delhi went viral. Calling it a pathetic film and disowning it, she is seen saying the movie was too commercialized and not genuine.
@VVCFilms is a prime example of how low some people can stoop to earn some quick bucks.
As an Indian, I am ashamed there people like Vidhu Binod Chopra in the country.#BoycottShikara #Shikara pic.twitter.com/G8HTDWVv6a
— Rajan V M | राजन | ராஜன் 🇮🇳 (@OnlineRajan__) February 7, 2020
Netizens took a dig on Shikara
Netizens are comparing both the movie box office collections. One Twitter user wrote, “Shikara lifetime Collection: 8.15 crore #TheKashmirFiles 3 days collection: 27 crores. The power of truth.”
Shikara lifetime Collection : 8.15 crore#TheKashmirFiles 3 days collection: 27 crores
The power of truth ✌️@vivekagnihotri
— Shashank Dixit (@shawshank_d) March 14, 2022
#TheKashmirFilesmovie Cross #Shikara Movie Lifetime Collection In Only Days 🙌 ( History Created 💥)#TheKashmirFiles pic.twitter.com/Tgk1Tty8Xg
— Filmy Studios (@FilmyStudios) March 13, 2022
#Shikara’s utter flop & #TheKashmirFiles’ superhit defines the #NewIndia that we are talking about.
Commoners & Truth smacking Privilege & Propaganda.
— SG Suryah (@SuryahSG) March 14, 2022
Do you know that #TheKashmirFiles has earned 4 times the total box office collection of #Shikara in only first 3 days?
I am sure @anupamachopra isn’t liking it.
— Aabhas Maldahiyar 🇮🇳 (@Aabhas24) March 14, 2022
The challenge, @vivekagnihotri accepted and completed!!#TheKashmirFiles is far far far better than #Shikara !! pic.twitter.com/B42rKZ4LiA
— Pooja Sangwan (@ThePerilousGirl) March 14, 2022
#JaiShreeRam,#Shikara movie tried to make us fool!!!! (Hard tried by Bollywood)
BUT, #TheKashmiriFiles enlightened us about the 90's Kashmir genocide. pic.twitter.com/rpdvCVnrdx
— सौरभ सिंह चौहान (@S_S_Chauhan8) March 11, 2022
Your husband's propaganda film #Shikara has 3.5 IMDb rating😂😂😂#TheKashmirFilespic.twitter.com/BDreieClmt
— Rahul Kr. Sr. (@BiharKaLall) March 11, 2022
Those sitting in their drawing rooms and reviewing the films should realise that today’s India has made them insignificant & irrelevant .
Their anti India agenda driven mindset will not work .
Truth prevails . pic.twitter.com/Gi9POkWaUL
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) March 13, 2022