Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s movie, Shikara is going live on Amazon’s Prime Video this week.
Shikara is the story of Kashmiri Pandits and their exile during the 90s. The film features Aadil Khan, Sadia, and Faisal Simon. The movie came out in theatres in February 2020. Vidhu Vinod Chopra directed as well as produced the film under his the banner of his production house, Vinod Chopra Films. Sandesh Shandilya, Rohit Kulkarni, and Abhay Sopori worked on the music for the songs which were penned down by Irshad Kamil, Raqueeb Alam, and Bahir Arif. A.R. Rahman and Qutub-E-Kripa worked on the background score of the film.
Vidhu Vinod based the story of the film partially on Rahul Pandita’s book “Our Moon Has Blood Clots”.
The film narrates the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from their homeland in the 1990s and the challenges faced by them. This migration of over 400,000 Kashmiri Pandits was the single biggest migration in independent India. The movie talks about this event in 2020, i.e., three decades later, and involves the love story of a Kashmiri Hindu couple.
The movie did not perform well on the box office as it earned INR 8 crore while its budget was around INR 30 crore and got a rating of 2.1 on IMDb and a rating of 28% on Rotten Tomatoes.
As of now, the movie will start streaming on Prime Video from 3rd April onwards.