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?
“The role of the artist is to not look away” these were the words of Akira Kurosawa, a man who is counted as one of the influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Born on 23rd March 1910, in Shinagawa, a city in Tokyo, Japan, the illustrious director, screenwriter directed 30 films in his career […]