The Kashmir Files becomes first post pandemic Hindi film to cross Rs 250 cr at box office

New Delhi: 

The Kashmir Files has added yet another feather to its cap. The Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri directorial has become the first Hindi film to cross Rs 250 crore at the box office, beating the likes of Sooryavanshi, 83 and Gangubai Kathiwadi. The Kashmir Files stars Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar, and Pallavi Joshi among others in key roles. The film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley in the 90s. With its collections standing at Rs. 250.73 crores, the film opened at Rs 3.55 crores on its release date. The film stands head and shoulders above all the post -pandemic releases. The only film to cross Rs 200 crores milestone is the Hindi dubbed version of SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR.

On Monday, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the film crossing this achivement. He wrote, “#TheKashmirFiles is the first #Hindi film to cross ₹ 250 cr [post pandemic]… Absence of notable film/s this weekend helped biz grow on [fifth] Sat and Sun, despite limited shows and screens… [Week 5] Fri 50 lacs, Sat 85 lacs, Sun 1.15 cr. Total: ₹250.73 cr. #India biz.”

While no one saw it coming, The Kashmir Files knocked down Radhe Shyam first and Bachchhan Paandey in the very next week, both films driven by high star prowess. Talking about how The Kashmir Files affected Bachchhan Paandey’s box office number, Akshay Kumar had said, “The Kashmir Files came like a huge wave in the country that shook all of us. Wo aur baat hai ki meri picture ko bhi dooba diya.”

The Kashmir Files’ total worldwide gross is ₹337.23 crore, making it the only Hindi film to cross the ₹300-crore barrier during the pandemic as well. Meanhile, Sooryavanshi was the highest-grossing Hindi film in the pandemic era, with gross earnings of ₹293 crore.


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