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Shikara Quick Movie Review

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Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra attempts to describe the plight of Kashmiri Pandits but instead lays more emphasis on a love story between the main lead, rather than the real misery which the mass went through in 1990. It is basically a poignant love story, mostly in the first half, set in Kashmir and the proceedings that occurred to a couple, while framing it as a Kashmiri subject. Newcomers, Adil Khan and Sadia manage to depict the sadness, battles and torment they had to endure. Music by Sandesh Shandilya, Abhay Sopori and Rohit Kulkarni is melodious. A. R. Rahman and Qutub-E-Kripa provide a satisfactory background score. Kashmir is beautifully explored and that helps to add more value. The script could have been more realistic, hard-hitting and solution-driven but it ends up being melodramatic in the second half, with little hope for a solution for Kashmiri Muslims. This is not an untold story.

Rating: 2/5

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