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Close on the heels of The Tashkent Files crossing 80 days, the Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) honours Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri with a coveted trophy for delivering a stupendous Box Office success. 

The film recorded a collection of INR 20 crore plus with a shoestring making & marketing cost of 4 Cr and garnering a position among the top 5 “profitable films” status of 2019. The Tashkent Files, released on 12th April faced a slew of onslaughts week on week from the big budget and star led films like Kalank, Avengers, Student Of The Year 2, Bharat and De De Pyaar De yet it maintained a steady graph gliding through its 12th Week run.

The award was presented to Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri by four-time National Award Winner Madhur Bhandarkar and Sriram Raghavan. Talking about the recent honour,

Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, Director, The Tashkent Files stated, “It is always heartening to be recognised and acknowledged by the fraternity. This film has broken all the rules, it has every element that is a big no-no in film’s rule book. Yet it ran for over 80 days. This means that if you chase your conviction, anything is possible.” 

Agnihotri has announced his next venture The Kashmir Files which is based on my mass exodus of Kashmiri Pundits and the biggest ethnic cleansing that India has seen.