‘The Delhi Files’, the third film in the series about the history of independent India, was announced on September 13 by filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri. The Tashkent Files, the first film of the series, earned positive reviews, and The Kashmir Files, the second film, is set to be released soon. ‘The Delhi Files’ will be the title of the third film.
”Happy to introduce the last and boldest of the trilogy: The Delhi Files- Right to Life,” he remarked on announcing the film. “Hiding the truth, denying justice, and no value of human life are blots on our democracy. The Delhi Files is my most daring book, and it tells a heartbreaking story about our times. Soon, we’ll begin filming in Hindi and Punjabi.” he further added.
The first film of the series that was released in the year 2019 ‘The Tashkent Files’, focused on the strange death in Tashkent of India’s second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri. The plot attempts to uncover his mysterious death, whether it was a natural death or a planned assassination. For the film, Vivek Agnihotri won the National Film Award for the best script – dialogues. The Tashkent Files was widely panned by the Lutyens ecosystem and Congress, but it received critical acclaim. The second film of the series and yet-to-be-released project ‘The Kashmir Files’ which is directed by Vivek Agnihotri, is centered on the departure of Kashmiri Pandits and the growth of Islamic militancy in the valley. The film has featured big star cast including Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah, Mandira Bedi, Asif Basra, Achint Kaur among others.
Tashkent Files was also given the honor of being invited to the Rashtrapati Bhavan for a special screening.
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