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News Roundup: The Kashmir Files Trailer, CODA UK Theatrical Release, Saiyami Kher In ‘Ghoomer’

The Kashmir Files: Vivek Agnihotri’s Voice on Kashmiri Pandit Exodus

The Kashmir Files trailer has been launched. Helmed by Vivek Agnihotri, the movie centres on the exodus and killings of Kashmiri Pandits in the 90s. It shows Kashmir in the middle of civil and communal tensions with Kashmiri Pandits hoping for relief and peace. There are the intellectual kinds, debating who is in the right, the protestors demanding ‘azaadi’ and the locals, who are left bleeding in the streets. “Bringing the story of Kashmir genocide to the big screen is no easy feat,” says Agnihotri. “Has to be handled with a great deal of sensitivity. This film promises to be an eye-opener and with a talented ensemble cast, audiences can revisit this incident in Indian history through this raw and real narrative.” It is headlined by National Award winners Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Prakash Belawadi and Pallavi Joshi. Zee Studios, IAmBuddha and Abhishek Agarwal Arts are backing. Hits cinemas on 11th March.

Apple TV+’s CODA Re-Releases In UK Cinemas

Apple re-releases inspirational Academy Award Best Picture nominee CODA for free in UK cinemas, including London. The complimentary screenings take place from 25th February to 27th and include open captions for hard-of-hearing audiences. It is the first film starring a predominantly Deaf cast to receive a Best Picture nomination. Troy Kotsur is the first hearing-impaired male actor to receive a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It revolves around Ruby (Emilia Jones), who is the only hearing member of a deaf family from Gloucester, Massachusetts. At 17, she works mornings before school to help her parents and brother keep their fishing business afloat. But in joining her high school’s choir club, Ruby finds herself drawn to both her duet partner and her latent passion for singing. Siân Heder writes and directs, Vendome Pictures and Pathé are backing. Accompanied by Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, Patrick Wachsberger and Jérôme Seydoux as producers.

Saiyami Kher Roped In For Ghoomer

The shoot of R Balki’s Ghoomer recently kicked off and features Abhishek Bachchan, Shabana Azmi in lead roles. Now, Breathe star Saiyami Kher has been roped in. She will be playing the role of a cricketer in the picture while Bachchan plays her coach. In fact, Saiyami has cricketing roots as she played the sport at the school level in Maharashtra. She even made it to the National team selection but opted for badminton state championships instead. Kher will also be seen in Tahira Kashyap’s Sharmaji Ki Beti and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary’s Faadu.

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