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Vivek Agnihotri to make new film

Feeling strongly about the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandit community from Kashmir Valley due to militancy, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri will be making a movie on this theme.

The movie based on Kashmiri Pandits, who were forced to move out of Kashmir Valley in 1990 due to militancy, follows Agnihotri's film on "The Tashkent Files", which revolved around the mysterious death of then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966.

It will be an investigation, recording first-hand testimonials of the victims and also the perpetrators, he said in a statement.

"Kashmiri Pandits are homeless in their own country. This is the seventh exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir - their home. Since Ww II, there hasn't been such a violent and barbaric ethnic cleansing anywhere in the world," Agnihotri said in a statement.

"This is India's holocaust where at midnight the minorities of Kashmir valley were asked to leave the valley and they
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Web is changing the face of cinema: Tisca Chopra

Actress Tisca Chopra, who is making her digital debut with web series "Hostages" and also gearing up for her directorial venture in Bollywood, says high quality production and content in the web space is keeping filmmakers on their toes to deliver good cinema.

"The way the web space is booming, films have to be reinvented by the makers. In the web space, makers are not looking for a hero-heroine story. They are looking for stories that are engaging," Tisca told Ians.

Bollywood, said the "Taare Zameen Par" actress, was still chasing a formula.

"The big change is that, in recent times, none of those formula films have worked well at the box office. Rather, films like 'Badhaai Ho', 'Stree' and recently 'The Tashkent Files' earned good reviews and considerably good business. That way, I think digital entertainment is changing the face of cinema," she remarked.
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Vivek Agnihotri: Ttf passes the acid test

Producer, director and screenwriter Vivek Agnihotri?s latest film The Tashkent Files (Ttf) released on 12th this month. Vivek Agnihotri earlier made his directorial debut in 2005 with his Bollywood film Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets.

The Tashkent Files is a thriller about the death of former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri starring Naseeruddin Shah and Mithun Chakraborty in lead roles. The film had a limited release and has sustained the Monday audience. Vivek Agnihotri made a statement that read, ?In every film?s life, Monday is the acid test. If the film garners same footfalls at the Box Office as on opening Friday, it means the content is the winner and people have given thumbs up to the film. The Tashkent Files is one such film. It held very well on Monday. While most of the films see a major drop in footfalls on Monday, Ttf maintained on Monday and
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Director Vivek Agnihotri Talks The Tashkent Files in this exclusive interview!

Vivek Agnihorti is a director who is known for his unique and varied films. From his debut Chocolate (2005) to Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal in 2007, to 2014’s Buddha in a Traffic Jam, Agnihotri presents cinema that always tells an intriguing story in a very stylistic way. His rare films, that garner rave reviews, are ones that have not been done and seen in cinema before.

His newest film, which is in theaters now, is another completely different project with a unique and intriguing way of telling a story. The Tashkent Files tackles the mystery of the death second Prime Minister of Independent India Lal Bahadur Shastri, Shahstri died under mysterious circumstances in Tashkent Uzbekistan, (which was a part of Soviet Russia back then), hours after signing the peace accord with Pakistan, and a whole new set of truths, each different from the other started to emerge.

Let’s set the stage
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Saare Jahaan Se Accha rap edition from Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri

After launching the intriguing posters and the captivating trailer of The Tashkent Files, the makers have launched the promotional track of the film, Saare Jahaan Se Accha rap edition.?

Touted as India?s biggest political thriller, The Tashkent Files talks about the mysterious death of late Prime Minister of India ? Lal Bahadur Shastri.

The film brings up important issues including Right to Truth. Accordingly, the makers decided to recreate the patriotic song Saare Jahaan Se Accha in the film. The rap version features actress Shweta Basu Prasad.?

For the first time, 4 pooular Radio Jockeys including Anuraag Pandey, Rohini, Archana and Jayaraman Mohan, have come together to be a part of this song, hopefully the audiences, especially the youth will be able to connect with the song. Music director Rohit Sharma has composed the song.

Informs Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, "We couldn't have chosen a better song than Saare Jahaan Se Accha
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