& # 039; Shikara – The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandit & # 039; Film Review

by Jeremy Spirogis
& # 039; Shikara – The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandit & # 039; Film Review

Director- Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Artists- Adil Khan, Saadia Khan

In the yr 1990, Kashmiri Pandits had been expelled from the valley, 'Shikara' is the story of that point. The movie revolves round a newly married couple (Shiva and Shanti), who’ve to depart their dwelling, their Kashmir in a single day, resulting from communal rigidity. They spend years within the Refugee Camp with the hope that at some point they may have the ability to return dwelling.

Movie story

Shiv Kumar Dhar lives a cheerful married life in Kashmir along with his spouse Shanti. Both of them construct their very own home with plenty of title, which is known as 'Shikara'. Here, communal violence is growing within the valley. Kashmiri Pandits are being threatened to depart the valley, and people who should not going are being burnt. Tension is growing day-to-day. In such a scenario, Shiva and Shanti additionally needed to depart their dwelling in Kashmir, migrating for a lifetime. On January 19, 1990, tens of millions of Kashmiri Pandits had been compelled out of their properties, after which they had been compelled to stay like a refugee. They all had solely two choices – both save their lives and keep away from their birthplace endlessly .. or keep in Kashmir and change into victims of communal violence. Going via these occasions, the peak of Shiva and Shanti's love passes via, that is the story of the movie.


Adil Khan and Saadia are fairly mature within the roles of Shiva and Shanti. This is his first movie, however each have accomplished full justice to his character. Innocence, worry, ache are evident on each faces. Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra has used the gestures of each actors successfully. The supporting forged additionally did an awesome job.


Pirona, a cute little love story amidst the communally tense ambiance, wouldn’t have been straightforward for director Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The unjust incident of Kashmiri Pandits is woven by the director with two characters, which touches the guts. At the identical time, he has additionally maintained the fact of the movie. In the primary half of the movie, the place the movie strikes ahead very quick and plenty of incidents occur, within the second half, the connection of Shiva-Shanti is centered, which might boil down the viewers.

Technical facet

The strongest facet of the movie is music and cinematography .. which provides a distinct degree to the story. The movie showcases the great thing about Kashmir fantastically. At the identical time, the view of the Refugee Camp can make your eyes moist. Along with directing, Vidhu Vinod Chopra has additionally labored on the writing and enhancing of the movie. Editing accomplished by Vidhu Vinod Chopra with Shikhar Misra is agile.


Music within the movie is given by Sandesh Shandilya, Abhay Sapori and Rohit Kulkarni. There is little question that the music of the movie is superb. All the songs written by Irshad Kamil are coronary heart touching. Especially the ache that elicits 'e Wadi Shehzadi', it moistens the eyes. The background rating given by AR Rahman can also be sturdy.

See or not see

The method Vidhu Vinod Chopra, a Kashmiri Pandit who was expelled from Kashmir Valley in 1990, 30 years in the past, has put it in a really touching method. three stars to Shikara from Filmbeat.

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