The Kashmir Files, directed by filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, has crossed the Rs 200 crore mark at the box office, in its second week.
It is now the highest grossing Hindi film of the pandemic era.
Actor Anupam Kher took to social media to share the news and express his gratitude towards the team. “From a clerk’s son to the member of the 200 Crore club at 67 is what dreams are made of. This is called the ultimate ‘Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai. Jai Ho! Thank you Vivek, Pallavi, Abhishek and everybody for making it possible! Humbled. Touched. All Dreams Come True,” he wrote.
The Kashmir Files is a Hindi drama film based on the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandit community from the Kashmir valley in the 1990s. It features an ensemble cast of actors Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty Darshan Kumaar, Pallavi Joshi, Prakash Belawadi, Puneet Issar, and Atul Srivastava, among others.
The film, which released on March 11, had earlier earned Rs 100 crores at the beginning of its second week.
Before the end of week two, The Kashmir Files collected approximately Rs 200.13 crore, by Thursday. However, the film has seen a decline at the box office since the beginning of the second week. It witnessed a drop in numbers by about 15% on Wednesday.
Earlier, The Kashmir Files had managed to earn the second-highest numbers for the opening day of its second week of screening in India, after Baahubali – The Conclusion, which had earned close to Rs 20 crore on its second Friday. The Agnihotri directorial earned a little under this on its second Friday.
The Kashmir Files has now also managed to cross the lifetime collection of the Rohit Shetty directorial Sooryavanshi, featuring Akshay Kumar, whose total collection stands at Rs 1,95,51,000.
It is notable that the film has been heavily promoted by the ruling BJP government and has been declared tax-free in many states across the country.