Cast: Aadil Khan, Sadia
Direction: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Reviewer: George Sylex
An Overview - The chilly, dim night of January 19, 1990, had blended into life the most exceedingly terrible bad dreams of Kashmiri Pandits living in the valley. Shouting from noisy speakers and swarmed boulevards was a message for the Sikhs and Hindus living in Kashmir. A few creators have written records and each encounter of the departure throughout the years. What stays regular in these depictions is the dismay that grasped this specific night. Shikara by Vidhu Vinod Chopra zooms back to those 'Exodus Day' occurrences to the big screen. Numerous have various ways to deal with these episodes and movies, I'm breaking down my view on this with no promulgation.
Story — Shikara begins with an individual composing a letter on the typewriter to the President of the United States. This is the 1665th letter Shiv Kumar Dhar (Aadil Khan) is posting, as he needs to tell him how he's been a displaced person in his own nation throughout the earlier 28 years. In the flashback, we see Shiv meeting Shanti (Sadia) and wedding her in the basic scene. In the midst of the structure strains between Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Muslims, a ton of Pandits get a constrained exit from their homes. They stay at an exile camp in Jammu as Shiv gets an answer from the president office to his 1665th letter, and what occurs next is the thing that the story is about.
The screenplay by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rahul Pandita, and Abhijat Joshi, joins genuine episodes, and an anecdotal romantic tale. Discoursed and poetry are contacting and will cause you to feel a ton through its words than the activity. Shikara is reasonable that element film can't comprehend the Kashmir law issues alone, however, a crowd of people, one might positively want to see the narrative of the opposite side too. Chopra has, with no doubt, ignored the political setting that prompted this catastrophe. In spite of the fact that he investigates it, he doesn't generally dig into it or give it enough screen time. While he delivers the pain of losing a home to obscure powers, he lessens the mind-boggling issue of Kashmir.
Both Aadil and Sadia are extraordinary compared to other debuts anybody has given to Bollywood throughout the years. Aadil Khan with a shocking nearness, houses fascinate in his demeanor as well as agony, and it right away associates the crowd. Sadia Khan only lit up the screen with her wide and splendid grin. She has the complete control of the scene she is in, and not let you watch anything separated from her. Lateef, as Shiv's companion, gets his couple of scenes directly in which compositions of his character just plays with your feelings.
Vidhu Chopra's enthusiasm for the subject prompts' strife in what he needs to recommend and what people need to hear. In spite of the fact that this is a realistic pearl, some way or another does not have the most significant fixing which would've made this a work of art. Sometimes I feel like a perplexity whether it's a romantic tale or noteworthy film. Rangarajan Ramabadran's cinematography delightfully catches the transitions and Valley locales. Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Shikar Misra's editing could have been more tightly. Ae Wadi Shehzadi', 'Ghar Bhara Sa Lage' and 'Mar Jaayein Hum' contact your hearts with the delightful verses and soul-mixing music. A. R Rahman and Qutub-E-Kripa's music score adds life to the story.
Overall — Shikara isn't really the most agreeable film to see yet Chopra guides the topic with a fragile and relentless hand giving us a mind-boggling and touching romantic tale between the probable couple. It additionally dives into how one age of Kashmir can deal with the detestation of another.