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‘Shikara’ Movie Review: This Vidhu Vinod Chopra directorial fails to leave an impact

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Directed By
Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Produced By
Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Cast
Aadil Khan, Sadia

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Shikara Movie review
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What’s It About
‘Shikara’ revolves around the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990, and how newlyweds Shiv Kumar Dhar (Aadil Khan) and Shanti Dhar (Sadia) get entangled in this whole fiasco. The heartbroken couple leaves their house and takes refuge in a camp with a promise to return to their homeland.

What’s Hot

The movie had a very gripping plotline. The subject in itself is so sensitive given the kind of times we are living in. A few scenes were heart-wrenching like the attack on the Pandits and Shanti’s PTSD experience at a wedding. The cinematography was a redeeming feature. Both newcomers have done a good job.

What’s Not

The screenplay was very abrupt leaving you feeling sad for the subject that could have been portrayed exceptionally well with Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s talent. Though the plot was strong but the movie just failed to make the desired impact. The direction too became questionable at times as it failed to arouse empathy for the characters. The screenplay could have been less dragged. However, the music and background score of the film was apt except that in some scenes, it fell flat and most of the songs are forgetful.

Verdict
Well, when you have another movie (Malang) this weekend that will keep you engaged for 2 hours straight, it will not be a difficult choice to avoid this one.

Box-Office

Again, since there is another big-budget movie in the theatres that is predicted to do well, ‘Shikara’ will struggle at the ticket window.

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