Shikara is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language romanticperiod film produced and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.The film is based on the Exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from Kashmir. The film was released on 7 February 2020.
- Aadil Khan as Shiv Kumar Dhar
- Sadia as Shanti Dhar
In March 2018, it was reported that a film was shot under the title “Love and Letters” in Kashmir by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. In an interview later, he mentioned that almost entirely film was shot in Kashmir. Initially in Summer, then in autumn and again in Winter. Only refugee camps were recreated in Mumbai and some sequences in Agra, but this part of story is brief. Shots in Kashmir included several places such as the Lalit Hotel in Srinagar, on shikaras in the middle of a lake, on the backwaters of the Dal, in a desolate Hindu house, near Hazratbal and many more.
|Directed by||Vidhu Vinod Chopra|
|Produced by||Vidhu Vinod Chopra|
|Screenplay by||Vidhu Vinod Chopra|
|Story by||Vidhu Vinod Chopra|
A. R. Rahman
|Edited by||Vidhu Vinod Chopra|
|Vinod Chopra Films|
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
|Release date||7 February 2020|
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Box office||est. ₹4.95 crore|
The film is based on the love story of Hindu Kashmiri and also slightly on Exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from Kashmir. The book Our Moon Has Blood Clots by Rahul Pandita has inspired many parts of the movie.