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Shikara Reviews
Ratings: 5.63/10

Reviews Counted: 36
Score: 56%
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Bollywood Hindi Movie Shikara Reviews and Ratings from Top Film Critics.
Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Writer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rahul Pandita, Abhijat Joshi
Genre: Romance, Period
Release Date: 7 February 2020

Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times: 3/5
Strong performances uplift this slow-paced film, The film touches you as Vidhu Vinod Chopra does justice to the direction, though a much hard-hitting narrative is something we continue to wait for ... Full Review

Pallabi Dey Purkayastha | Times of India: 3/5
Vindhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Shikara’ will cater to the cinematic sensibilities of a certain section of the audience. As a love story, it works at some level, but in the bigger picture, this old-school romance doesn't really grip you and keep you engaged for too long ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 3/5
Vidhu Vinod Chopra film aims high, falls short. Shikara takes vague jabs at setting the context. We get throwaway remarks about ‘not being able to gather because of Section 144’, ‘elections not being free and fair’, ‘India chale jaao’. We see militancy being encouraged and supported from across the border, but nothing goes deeper ... Full Review

Shilajit Mitra | The New Indian Express: 2/5
A movie that floats on tested waters despite relevant plot ... Full Review

Priyanka Sinha Jha | News18: 4/5
Shikara resembles a painting, a work of art with Rangarajan Ramabadran’s delicate cinematography accompanied by excellent production and costume design ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 2.5/5
Vidhu Vinod Chopra Tries To Do A Balancing Act But It's Lopsided. The casting lends authenticity. Sadia as Shanti and Aadil Khan as Shiv are real and completely believable ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 3/5
Shikara is filled with emotions for Vidhu Vinod Chopra and that's clearly visible with the way he narrates the story ... Full Review

Kennith Rosario | The Hindu: 2/5
Vidhu Vinod Chopra's film is too simplistic and tepid ... Full Review

Nonika Singh | The Tribune: 2/5
Even the friend-turned-terrorist retains certain humanness. For the intent here is to tell a human story. In the process, the film never becomes a tour de force ... Full Review

Devansh Sharma | FirstPost: 3/5
Vidhu Vinod Chopra's account of Kashmiri Pandit exodus is strikingly poetic but seldom urgent ... Full Review

Jyoti Kanyal | India Today: 3/5
Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Shikara is a film on the plight of Kashmiri Pandits made with the right amount of sensibility and compassion ... Full Review

Udita Jhunjhunwala | Live Mint: 2.5/5
However, as a chapter in Indian history, the film required a great deal more context and deference to the complexity of politics in the Valley ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: 2.5/5
Shikara resists the seduction of a grand-sweep narrative for an intimately observed story of a tragedy that is leavened by love ... Full Review

Suparna Sharma | Deccan Chronicle: 2/5
The problem with Shikara is not that it wants to tell the story of a people forced out of their homes. But that it paints the common Kashmiri Muslim as a colluder, an active one at that ... Full Review

Varsha Gowda | Deccan Herald: 3/5
Shikara is an important tale of love and forgiveness, it does justice to the tender romance of Shiv and Shanti and depicts the crises that follow displacement, but it does not touch the question of army violence ... Full Review

Mayank Shekhar | Mid-Day: 3/5
Shikara's younglings Aadil Khan and Sadia play their parts with such innocence and turns of such gentle expressions on cue, that your heart instantly goes out to them ... Full Review

Pooja Pande | Book My Show: 4/5
The lead pair’s strong performances make Shikara even more beautiful ... Full Review

Ravindra Tripathi | Jansatta: 2.5/5
आदिल खान और सादिया बड़े स्टार नहीं है लेकिन अपनी अपनी भूमिकाओं में वे दिल को छूते हैं और उस कोमलता को स्पर्श करते हैं जो एक सामान्य परिवार में होती हैं। । `शिकारा’ राहुल पंडिता की किताब `अवर मून हैज ब्लड क्लौट्स’ से प्रेरित है। कश्मीर हिंदी फिल्मों का स्थायी विषय रहा है और आगे भी उस पर फिल्में बनती रहेंगी। ... Full Review

Rajiv Ranjan | Live Hindustan: 3/5
आप इसे कश्मीरी पंडितों के निष्कासन, उनकी त्रासदी से जोड़ कर देखेंगे, तो आप शययद निराश हो सकते हैं, क्योंकि इसमें उनकी पीड़ा को मुखर अभिव्यक्ति नहीं मिलती है। सिनेमाई मापदंडों के आधार पर यह एक श्रेष्ठ फिल्म है और असर छोड़ती है। ... Full Review

Pankaj Shukla | Amar Ujala: 2/5
विधु विनोद चोपड़ा के निर्देशकीय कौशल की कमजोर कड़ी बनी शिकारा ... Full Review

Madhuri | Filmi Beat: 3/5
Despite a sluggish pace, it's Aadil Khan and Sadia's matured performances which holds your attention ... Full Review

Amman Khurana | Zoom TV: 3/5
Despite few shortcomings, Vidhu Vinod Chopra film has its heart in the right place ... Full Review

Sonal Gera | India TV: 3.5/5
Watch 'Shikara' for the scenic beauty of Kashmir, Aadil and Sadia's earnest portrayal of Shiv and Shanti respectively, Vidhu Vinod Chopra's sensitive depiction of a part of his own life, and an important History lesson. The political nuances can take care of themselves ... Full Review

Vishal Verma | Glamsham: 3/5
SHIKARA is a beautifully shot and poignant love story with fine performances that could have been a compelling masterpiece but it unfortunately gives in to the conventional love story ... Full Review

Ankur Pathak | The Huffington Post: 2/5
A Simplistic Nostalgia Piece That Reduces The Kashmiri Conflict To A Binary ... Full Review

Madhavi Pothukuchi | The Print: 2/5
Shikara will make your mourn for Kashmir and Kashmiris, but only for a while. It is, essentially, the story of two people who just happen to be Kashmiri Pandits ... Full Review

Tanul Thakur | The Wire: 2.5/5
Shikara Is a Poetically Told Tale That Somewhere Loses its Way. The film has a consistent tenderness to it, so much so that many sequences segue into each other not with a hard cut but a soft, flickering dissolve ... Full Review

Stutee Ghosh | The Quint: 3/5
Astonishingly convincing as the much in love couple when even age hasn’t jaded their romance, it is Sadia and Aadil’s performance that gives this film its soul. They speak the language of love and compassion throughout ... Full Review

Russel D'Silva | Bollywood Life: 2.5/5
Vidhu Vinod Chopra's noble intentions are bogged down by a lazy script and surprisingly tepid direction ... Full Review

Nikita Roy | PinkVilla: 3.5/5
All in all, this a beautiful love story's translation to the screen is almost flawless and I think it deserves a watch ... Full Review

Vickey Lalwani | Spotboye: 4/5
Beautiful, simple, sedate and honest. That's what Shikara is ... Full Review

Gurpreet Kaur | Peeping Moon: 2.5/5
Shikara is thus heart wrenching because it will make you think how dead humanity is and how greed and hatred can ruin even heaven ... Full Review

Ajit Duara | Open Magazine: 3/5
The film is a surprisingly good watch ... Full Review

Shubha Shetty Saha | Free Press Journal: 4/5
While the story stresses upon the plight of the Kashmiri Pundits, especially its lead pair, it disappoints at some level as we are not really exposed to the other side of the story and there is a lack of reference to context as to why the situation ended up being so drastic ... Full Review

Meetu | Wogma: 2.5/5
An ineffective summary of the tragedies that people might have suffered in real life. And yet makes you wonder, if this is a summary, how horrifying might the details have been ... Full Review

Subhash K Jha | IWM Buzz: 2.5/5
Would have worked with a more experienced lead pair ... Full Review