In a surprising and unexpected move, director Vivek Agnihotri has decided to re-release his historic hit The Kashmir Files on January 19, ahead of Shah Rukh Khan’s much-vaunted hysterically-hyped Pathaan.
This could prove a serious setback for Yash Raj films who had planned a solo Republic-Day weekend release for Pathaan months in advance.
The return of The Kashmir Files six days ahead of Pathaan cannot be taken lightly. Agnihotri’s provocative political drama earned more than 340 crore rupees worldwide when it was first released on March 11, 2022. The film has the staunch support of a huge section of Indian audiences who will now go back to see The Kashmir Files , if for no other reason then to support the ‘Boycott Pathaan’ movement.
This is the first time in the history of Indian cinema that a film is being re-released within one year of its original release.