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Israeli filmmaker’s remarks on Kashmir Files trigger row in India​

Israel’s envoy to India slams Nadav Lapid after he calls the controversial film on Kashmir dispute ‘propaganda’ and a ‘vulgar movie’.

A man walks past a poster of Bollywood movie The Kashmir Files outside a cinema in Mumbai, India, March 16, 2022.

A man walks past a poster of Bollywood movie The Kashmir Files outside a cinema in Mumbai [File: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters]
By Al Jazeera Staff
Published On 29 Nov 202229 Nov 2022

An Israeli filmmaker has triggered controversy in India after he denounced a film on the Kashmir dispute as “propaganda” and a “vulgar movie” at a government-sponsored film festival in Goa.
Nadav Lapid, who headed the jury at the week-long International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that concluded on Monday, said he was “disturbed and shocked” by the inclusion of The Kashmir Files in the event.

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“That felt to us, seemed to us like a propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival,” he said in his concluding address at a ceremony also attended by India’s federal broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur and top filmmakers from different countries.
The Kashmir Files, a 170-minute Hindi-language movie written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri, was released in March this year. It tells the fictional story of a student who discovers that his Kashmiri Hindu parents – known as Kashmiri Pandits – were killed by armed rebels and not in an accident as his grandfather had made him believe.
The Kashmir Files created a storm as soon as it was released, with critics saying it distorted facts and fanned anti-Kashmir and anti-Muslim hatred across India. One of the most successful Bollywood releases this year with reported earnings of $43m so far, the movie ran to packed cinemas across India, with instances of viewers raising hate slogans and inciting violence during many screenings.

The film, “powered by a visceral demonisation of the Kashmiri Muslim, attempts to construct the truth about Kashmir out of the carcasses of facts,” wrote documentary filmmaker Sanjay Kak in a column for Al Jazeera.
One of Agnihotri’s earlier films, The Tashkent Files, was also criticised for presenting conspiracy theories on the death of former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri as fact.
However, The Kashmir Files was hailed by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. In at least eight BJP-ruled states, the film was granted tax-free status.
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The Himalayan region of Kashmir has been divided between Hindu-majority India and mostly Muslim Pakistan since 1947, with both nuclear armed countries claiming the territory in full but ruling over parts of it. In 2019, Modi’s government scrapped the region’s partial autonomy and brought it under direct federal control.
An armed rebellion against New Delhi’s rule began in the Indian-administered Kashmir in the late 1980s. The rebellion saw targeted attacks on the Kashmiri Pandits and resulted in an exodus of thousands of them into mainland India.

 

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Israeli filmmaker’s remarks on Kashmir Files trigger row in India​

Israel’s envoy to India slams Nadav Lapid after he calls the controversial film on Kashmir dispute ‘propaganda’ and a ‘vulgar movie’.

A man walks past a poster of Bollywood movie The Kashmir Files outside a cinema in Mumbai, India, March 16, 2022.

A man walks past a poster of Bollywood movie The Kashmir Files outside a cinema in Mumbai [File: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters]
By Al Jazeera Staff
Published On 29 Nov 202229 Nov 2022

An Israeli filmmaker has triggered controversy in India after he denounced a film on the Kashmir dispute as “propaganda” and a “vulgar movie” at a government-sponsored film festival in Goa.
Nadav Lapid, who headed the jury at the week-long International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that concluded on Monday, said he was “disturbed and shocked” by the inclusion of The Kashmir Files in the event.

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“That felt to us, seemed to us like a propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival,” he said in his concluding address at a ceremony also attended by India’s federal broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur and top filmmakers from different countries.
The Kashmir Files, a 170-minute Hindi-language movie written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri, was released in March this year. It tells the fictional story of a student who discovers that his Kashmiri Hindu parents – known as Kashmiri Pandits – were killed by armed rebels and not in an accident as his grandfather had made him believe.
The Kashmir Files created a storm as soon as it was released, with critics saying it distorted facts and fanned anti-Kashmir and anti-Muslim hatred across India. One of the most successful Bollywood releases this year with reported earnings of $43m so far, the movie ran to packed cinemas across India, with instances of viewers raising hate slogans and inciting violence during many screenings.

The film, “powered by a visceral demonisation of the Kashmiri Muslim, attempts to construct the truth about Kashmir out of the carcasses of facts,” wrote documentary filmmaker Sanjay Kak in a column for Al Jazeera.
One of Agnihotri’s earlier films, The Tashkent Files, was also criticised for presenting conspiracy theories on the death of former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri as fact.
However, The Kashmir Files was hailed by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. In at least eight BJP-ruled states, the film was granted tax-free status.
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The Himalayan region of Kashmir has been divided between Hindu-majority India and mostly Muslim Pakistan since 1947, with both nuclear armed countries claiming the territory in full but ruling over parts of it. In 2019, Modi’s government scrapped the region’s partial autonomy and brought it under direct federal control.
An armed rebellion against New Delhi’s rule began in the Indian-administered Kashmir in the late 1980s. The rebellion saw targeted attacks on the Kashmiri Pandits and resulted in an exodus of thousands of them into mainland India.

that's the tweet from Israeli ambassador
 

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By itself, the movie is not vulgar or propaganda, although it is garbage. But when you start giving it tax free status and start showing it at platforms such as International Film Festival, then it becomes propaganda. This was not a movie for such a platform and the Israeli Filmmaker was correct to call it out, unfortunately now he will become target of cow gang on twitter, they must be shellshocked 🤣

These dirty B grade fimakers who made this movie and actors like bald cunt Anupam, Akshay etc are trying their best to take advantage of hypernationalist sentiment to peddle garbage movies and mint a quick buck, not a single cent of this movie went to poor Kashmiri Pandits. Too many garbage movies in last year like kashmir files/sooryavanshi etc to keep sheep audience happy and divert attention from real issues.
 

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By itself, the movie is not vulgar or propaganda, although it is garbage. But when you start giving it tax free status and start showing it at platforms such as International Film Festival, then it becomes propaganda. This was not a movie for such a platform and the Israeli Filmmaker was correct to call it out, unfortunately now he will become target of cow gang on twitter, they must be shellshocked 🤣

These dirty B grade fimakers who made this movie and actors like bald cunt Anupam, Akshay etc are trying their best to take advantage of hypernationalist sentiment to peddle garbage movies and mint a quick buck, not a single cent of this movie went to poor Kashmiri Pandits. Too many garbage movies in last year like kashmir files/sooryavanshi etc to keep sheep audience happy and divert attention from real issues.
if india remain same as 2011 and pakistan was changed i was crying today . good thing is we destroyed but india also went retard and took suicidal path of hate .
 

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How morally coward can Israelis get?

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6. You will go back to Israel thinking that you are bold and “made a statement”. We, the representatives of Israel, would stay here. You should see our DM boxes following your “bravery” and what implications it may have on the team under my responsibility.










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The friendship between the people and the states of India and Israel is very strong and will survive the damage you have inflicted. As a human being I feel ashamed and want to apologize to our hosts for the bad manner in which we repaid them for their generosity and friendship."
 

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PHULL SAPPORT not being reciprocated.


Thank Gods, he came to save the day. Else, mother india demanded blood that day. Nothing could have quenched her thirst for vengeance. Gangus were having an identity crisis. PHULL SAPPORT was not reciprocated for once.
Holy shit that picture is so cringe lmao it’s always shocking to me how many people in India don’t realize how cringeworthy their imagery and messages are to the rest of the world. Lol
 

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