Bollywood filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has on 13 September announced The Delhi Files, the third movie in the series of the history of India post-independence. The first movie The Tashkent Files received critical acclaim and the second The Kashmir Files is to be released soon. His third film in the series is to be called The Delhi Files.
He said “Hiding truth, denying justice and no value of human life are blots on our democracy. The Delhi Files is my boldest…” He says the film “exposes a gut-wrenching tale of our times. Starting shoot soon in Hindi and Punjabi.”
The Tashkent Files released in 2019 revolved around the mysterious death of former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri in Tashkent. Vivek Agnihotri won the National Film Award for best screenplay dialogues for the movie.
The Tashkent Files had faced scorn from the infamous Khan Market gang and Indian National Congress (INC) but was critically acclaimed. Tashkent Files received the special honour of being invited for screening at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The Kashmir Files by Vivek Agnihotri is based on the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits and the spread of Islamic terrorism in the valley.
Agnihotri started his career with advertorial agencies and moved to producing and directing television serials. He debuted in Bollywood with the crime thriller Chocolate (2005) and has directed multiple films since.
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal is about an all-Asian football team in the United Kingdom that wins trophies while fighting on-field discrimination and the local municipality that wants to sell the team’s ground. It received a poor reception from critics and did average business at the box office.
In 2017, Agnihotri was selected as convenor by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the preview committee of the 48th International Film Festival of India. The same year, he was selected as a member of the Central Board of Film Certification.