Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who delivered a ₹350-crore blockbuster in The Kashmir Recordsdata final 12 months, is now again with an online sequence, The Kashmir Recordsdata Unreported. The trailer hints that the present can have actual Kashmiri Pandits sharing their heartbreaking expertise from the violence they witnessed in Kashmir, the time they left their house behind, and all they misplaced in between. Vivek says it was a significant problem to make them open up since they belief nobody. Additionally learn: The Kashmir Recordsdata Unreported trailer: Vivek Agnihotri says new internet sequence might be extra ‘heart-wrenching’ than movie
In an interview with Hindustan Instances, Vivek talked concerning the goal of the sequence which was really shot earlier than the The Kashmir Recordsdata and was the rationale why the movie was conceived within the first place. Excerpts:
Is the online sequence made out of the uncensored content material of The Kashmir Recordsdata or what couldn’t be included because of the movie size, or it solely includes of the true accounts of actual individuals?
All three, I’d say. That is undoubtedly the uncensored, unreported, greater than uncensored and no matter media didn’t report in final 32 years. Second factor is that, that is all of the uncooked trustworthy as is knowledge, analysis and testimonials of the victims of Kashmiri Hindu genocide which we have now put in docu sequence format and it should be for the world to see and choose for themselves. The third factor is, I’ve been difficult everyone since The Kashmir Recordsdata that present me one dialogue, one scene, one shot or one sentence within the movie which isn’t true. That is going to close everyone’s mouth as a result of that is the one fact.
So what ought to the viewers brace themselves for?
First, very uncooked and trustworthy fact. Second factor is that you’ll cry. After all, you may’t see a lot ache. However on the identical time, additionally, you will know the way merciless are these individuals who have hidden such fact from us. How merciless and cruel and sinister these persons are who assist terrorism in Kashmir.
Will The Kashmir Recordsdata Unreported have that gory violence we noticed within the movie?
No, as a result of there (within the movie) we might create one thing. We weren’t current when the violence was going down, so clearly we shouldn’t have (seen violence within the present), however you’ll really feel the presence of that violence. You’ll perceive that violence by wanting on the eyes of the victims.
So what challenges did you face whereas making this present?
It was not simple as a result of to make the victims open up their coronary heart in entrance of you may be very tough factor to do, particularly once they had been cheated by the society, by the federal government, by the media and the intellectuals. They could not belief anybody. The largest downside with Kashmiri Pandit group was the victims had belief deficit. So break open, take them into confidence, make them belief you in order that they let you know actually…it was a really massive problem.
Cash was a really massive problem. We had no cash behind us, God is aware of how we made it occur. I do not even wish to return to these nightmares or chapter.
Then the largest one was the bodily problem, which is the fatwas, demise threats and safety points. In a democratic nation like India, to make a movie by yourself individuals’s victimization and their genocide or making a movie towards terrorism, you must stroll with safety. But when I make a movie supporting terrorists, then I can transfer round freely and attend Jaipur Literature Competition.
The Kashmir Recordsdata did exceptionally nicely commercially. Was it made earlier than the movie?
First sequence was made. We interviewed and researched and we made it on this format considering that we’ll make a docu sequence out of it or a documentary out of it. After which we mentioned, ‘Oh my God, that is such an essential story. Why not put it like a function movie in order that it reaches plenty and everyone can watch it.’
It is good that we made the function movie first. Persons are going to look at this internationally now. When it comes on ZEE5 on August 11, everyone goes to look at due to The Kashmir Recordsdata. But when it was the opposite means spherical then maybe individuals would not have watched it as a lot.
What can be your response to the individuals who might name it pretend?
Do you actually care about everyone on the road? Who’re these individuals? Do they matter? You present me one one who says terrorism is dangerous in Kashmir, Hindu genocide occurred and nonetheless The Kashmir Recordsdata is just not a very good movie. You deliver me one particular person like that, I’ll sit on his ft and hearken to no matter he says. However anyone who says Kashmir ought to be free, who says that abrogation of Article 370 is flawed, and anyone who says that terrorist was a poor instructor’s son and nonetheless criticizes my movie, I simply give a rattling to such individuals. They’re the enemies of this nation. They’re mental enemies of humanity. They do not have weapons and AK47, however they’re very dangerous, vicious and sinister individuals.
Did you face any wrestle whenever you had been taking this to an OTT platform?
Allow us to not get into that space, I’d not speak about adverse individuals. However ZEE5 gave me whole freedom, confidence and I’m very completely satisfied that also they are selling it on entrance foot with none concern. Had it been with any multinational OTT, they might have killed the product.