A film which touches the right chords of our hearts
We have heard a lot about how Kashmini Pandits had to leave Kashmir because of the militants’ attacks on them in the valley. They became refugees in their own country. Now, Vidhu Vinod Chopra has got this story on the big screen and we have to say that he has made a beautiful film.
Watch it If you like -
Amazing performance by the leads, good cinematography and a decent narration
But Beware of -The screenplay of the film is quite slow
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When a filmmaker like Vidhu Vinod Chopra makes his comeback we expect the film to be an epic one. While his recent directorial Shikara is not an epic film, but it surely doesn’t disappoint.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
The movie is about a married couple named Shiv (Aadil Khan) and Shanti (Sadia). They are leaving in Kashmir and have a beautiful house. Their life is perfect. But everything changes when militants start attacking Kashmiri Pandits and they have to leave the valley and shift to Jammu.
The movie is based on a real-life incident that shook the nation. To tell the story of the Kashmiri Pandits on the big screen is surely not an easy task. The screenplay of the film is nice, but it could have been better. The writers of the film have tried to keep the movie subtle and not go overdramatic. But when you watch a movie like this, it should connect with you and that’s what happens with Shikara, it connects with us.
Shikara stars newcomers Aadil Khan and Sadia. Both the debutants are simply wow! They have carried the film on their shoulder confidently. Even their chemistry in the film is good. The actor who plays the role of Aadil’s friend is also quite good in his part.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
The music of the film is decent. We get to hear some other folk Kashmiri songs and not the Bumro. Chopra could have easily recreated Bumro as Mission Kashmir was also his film. But, thankfully he opted not to do it.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
Shikara deserves a watch because it tells a story which directly reaches to your heart and makes you emotional.