Some have called it devastating; some distressing; some genocidal; some a rightwing propaganda; and those who endured the agony in reality, the Kashmiri Pandits, found an emotional deliverance in it, a catharsis, a depiction of the pain that was under censorship hitherto. Muzzled voices have found a loudspeaker. The Kashmir Files has hit the theatres like a bullet and pierced millions of hearts, especially in the Hindi heartland. But now, when the story has finally found a narration of sorts, will the ripples stop right there? Or, are we to witness the infliction of fresh wounds in healing the past?
“Yeh dil mange more”, the slogan by Captain Batra which translates to “My heart wishes for more,” carried on its legacy by featuring in many campaigns and still resonates with the spirit of the ‘Jawans’ of our nation. Chanting “Durga Mata ki Jai” (All Hail Goddess Durga), Captain Vikram Batra, fired relentlessly till he took […]