News By/Courtesy: Harsh | 31 May 2020 22:30pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra's tributed his Shikara to all those Kashmiri Pandits who lost their homes.
  • New comer Aadil Khan gained the major attraction of viewers.
  • Female protagonist Sadia was not promosing enough.

SHIKARA MOVIE REVIEW: VIDHU VINOD CHOPRA TRIBUTE TO KASHMIRI PANDITS
We all are well acquainted with the darkest night of Kashmir back in January 1990. Shikara depicts the story of those Kashmiri pandits who were forced to evacuate from the valley back then. The film was directed and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra who dedicated this movie to his mother Shanti Devi. His parents were one of those Kashmiri pandits who were part of that mass evacuation in 1990. Vinod's parents could never get back their home, leaving behind their paradise; their home they moved on.
The film opens up with a Kashmiri wedding including all rituals. Then just after the wedding, there came one of the best scenes of the movie, the couple hired a houseboat to spend their first night of togetherness, the camera angle to capture that scene was marvelous. The couple moved into their new house they named it 'Shikara'. Shikara represents the couple paradise which was their newly built home in Kashmir. Years passed on the couple continued to stay in their paradise but the situation in the valley became much worse than ever. With the increasing demand of the Muslim population to turn Kashmir in Muslim state, lives and the existence of Hindu in the valley was the big reason to worry. The male lead Shivkumar Dhar played by newcomer Aadil Khan gained the major attraction of viewers. While the female lead Shanti Dhar played by Sadia was not that much promising and her character never showed a great fluency in the entire movie.
The best part of the entire movie was a couple and the Shikara love story which remained constant till the end. Alas, it was shattered due to the Kashmiri Pandits genocide from the valley. They were forced to leave the valley and their home just as the other Kashmiri pandits. They were also attacked by Kashmiri Muslims who shot a close friend of Shivkumar. The couple lives as homeless refugees in their own state, in their own country for half of their lives which was one of the most heart-rending parts of the entire movie. This movie was a tribute from Vidhu Vinod Chopra to all those Kashmiri Pandits in their own words, he had been working on this untold part since the last one decade. Shikara was the dream project for Vidhu Vinod Chopra and to an extent, he was successful in winning the hearts of the millions. In the story couple never got their home back and lived their entire life dreaming of it.
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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 03 Jun 2020 13:57pm IST


Tags : #SHIKARA #KASHMIRI #KASHMIRIPANDITS #370 #35A #SHIKARAREVIEW #KASHMIRPARADISE

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