After Kashmir Files, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri's next is based on India's fight against the covid pandemic and how eventually a home-grown vaccine came into effect. Titled The Vaccine War, the film will be bankrolled jointly by Pallavi Joshi and Abhishek Agarwal Arts.
"Presenting 'THE VACCINE WAR' - an incredible true story of a war that you didn't know India fought. And won with its science, courage & great Indian values. It will release on Independence Day, 2023. In 11 languages. Please bless us," a tweet from the filmmaker reads.
A press statement from the team reads, "Now with us as a country undergoing a ton of trauma in the last two years. When the world was still struggling to form a formula, India hit it out of the park by becoming one of the few countries to achieve success with vaccines. Several Indian scientists and doctors gave their sweat and blood to make sure that the vaccine was made. IamBuddha (Vivek's non-profit organisation) and the team have been researching and studying the same for a year and now are ready with all the valid documents."
ANNOUNCEMENT:— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) November 10, 2022
Presenting ‘THE VACCINE WAR’ - an incredible true story of a war that you didn’t know India fought. And won with its science, courage & great Indian values.
It will release on Independence Day, 2023. In 11 languages.
Please bless us.#TheVaccineWar pic.twitter.com/T4MGQwKBMg
Our team at @i_ambuddha is researching on how India fought COVID for almost a year+. We discovered details which can make any human proud of our scientists & leadership. I fail to understand why our media doesn’t do such research & make youth proud of Bharat? Isn’t it their job?— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) November 21, 2022
Elaborating on the same, Vivek Agnihotri says "We have been working really hard on researching everything that went wrong when our country struggled during the pandemic. Now we are ready with one year of research, 52 people who spend their days and nights executing it and summing it up in 8000 pages".
Great to be at 53rd edition of @IFFIGoa representing #TheKashmirFiles. In the last 38 years that I have attended this festival, celebrating world cinema, it has come a long way. Congratulations to everybody for the spectacular organisational display of hard work and talent. ?? pic.twitter.com/L6xUul0yxZ— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) November 22, 2022
Meanwhile, The Kashmir Files has been screened at the International Film Festival of India in Goa last night with Abhishek Agarwal, the film's producer, and actor Anupam Kher gracing the occasion.