The Kashmir Files that was released a little under two weeks ago has been doing roaring business at the box office. Directed by Vivek Agnihotri the film which features Anupam Kher has fast become the talk of the town, overshadowing newer releases at the box office. Now after just 13 days, The Kashmir Files has managed to cross the Rs. 200 cr mark. After a modest opening of Rs. 3.55 cr the business of The Kashmir Files that initially saw a limited release witnessed exponential growth with more screens and shows being added over its opening weekend to accommodate audience demand. The positive feedback from critics and the strong word of mouth from the audience have gone a long way in boosting the business of The Kashmir Files.
Now, when compared to previous releases of 2022 The Kashmir Files has taken the lead by becoming the first release of the year to enter the highly coveted Rs. 200 cr club. In fact, the collections of The Kashmir Files that is currently pegged at Rs. 200.13 cr, has surpassed collections of the Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi that managed to draw in Rs. 123.31 cr at the box office. Besides this, the other releases of 2022 that The Kashmir Files has far overshadowed are Bachchhan Paandey which collected Rs. 44 cr, Badhaai Do that collected Rs. 20.62 cr, Radhe Shyam that collected Rs. 18.20 cr, and Jhund that had collected Rs. 13.51 cr.
Currently still running to packed theatres, the business of The Kashmir Files is expected to maintain its in its second week. However, with the SS Rajamouli mega release RRR slated to hit screens this Friday it remains to be seen whether The Kashmir Files takes a hit. As of now, trade predictions state that while the business of the Vivek Agnihotri directorial will see a dip in collections, it will continue its box office run, despite RRR taking a lion’s share of the audiences’ wallet.