Shikara Movie Release Dates, Trailers, Cast And Songs

Shikara Movie

Shikara is an upcoming Bollywood historical drama which is referred to as a romantic characteristic film produced and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. This indian movie is based upon the Exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from Kashmir. The movie is set to launch on 7 February 2020.

“The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits”

Leading roles / caste Aadil Khan

Produced by

Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Directed by

Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Edited by

Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Shikhar Misra
Music by Songs:
Sandesh Shandilya
Abhay Sopori
A. R. Rahman

Story by

Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Release date

7 February 2020
Budget Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Rahul Pandita
Abhijat Joshi


Rangarajan Ramabadran

Production Company

Vinod Chopra Films

Distributed by

Fox Star Studios
Movie type Historical Drama, Romantic Feature Film 




Shikara Movie

Shikara is an upcoming Hindi movie scheduled to be released on 7 Feb 2020. The movie is directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and will characterize Aadil Khan and Sadia Khan as lead characters.

Shikara Movie Trailer

The trailer of Shikara comes with the tagline: “The untold tale of Kashmiri Pandits.” Shikara is a love tale set against the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits displaced from the valley in 1990 as the backdrop. The Shikara trailer also comes with the description that: “Shikara is the tale of resilience in the face of insurmountable odds. It’s additionally the story of a love that stays unextinguished by 30 years of exile. An undying love story in the worst of times.”

The Shikara trailer, set in Kashmir of 1990, opens with the disclaimer that it’s based totally on real events and introduces a young couple played by very new actors Sadia and Aadil Khan, whose loved-up moment receives disrupted by the noise of a commotion, who then witness homes being burnt from their window.

Cast & Crew

  • Aadil Khan as Shiv Kumar Dhar
  • Sadia as Shanti Dhar
  • Lead characters of Kashmiri birth, Aadil Khan and Sadia have been solid to lend authenticity.

Several Kashmiri Hindu has been selected for the main cast. Also, to make refugee camps as similar as feasible to the actual ones 30 years ago (19 January 1990), actual refugees had been solid. Approximately 4,000 out of 400,000 refugees, who are currently inhabitants of Jagti and other refugee camps agreed to participate. They have been ladies, youngsters, and older people. Refugee camp scenes were shot for several days and nights.


Shikara is the story of elasticity in the face of unconquerable odds. It’s additionally the story of a love that remains unextinguished through 30 years of exile. An undying love story inside the worst of times.

In 1990, 4 lakh Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus) were pressured to go away their home beneath the risk of life. Till today, they continue to live as refugees in their very own country, in small refugee camps within the metropolis of Jammu. Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Shikara’ follows the story of Shiv and Shanti who were two famous Kashmiri Pandits, chronicling their survival through 30 years of exile. In the present-day season of hate, love is all that maintains desire alive.

In March 2018, it turned into said that a film turned into shot below the title “Love and Letters” in Kashmir by way of Vidhu Vinod Chopra. In an interview later, he mentioned that almost entirely movies become shot in Kashmir. Initially in Summer, then next shooting took place in autumn and repeatedly in Winter. Only refugee camps were recreated in Mumbai and some sequences in Agra, but this part of the story is brief. Shots in Kashmir included several locations such as the Lalit Hotel in Srinagar, on shikaras inside the center of a lake, on the backwaters of the Dal, in a desolate Hindu house, close to Hazratbal and lots of more.


The movie’s song lyrics are written and composedby Sandesh Shandilya and Abhay Sopori with lyrics written by Irshad Kamil and Bashir Arif. The movie rating is composed by A. R. Rahman and Qutub-E-Kripa.


Release Date

On 7 January 2020 reputable trailer of the movie was launched by Fox Star Studios. On 27 January 2020 second legitimate trailer of the movie turned into released by Fox Star Studios. A. R. Rahman played the topic of Shikara’s lives in the release event. On 14 January 2020 A ‘at the back of the scenes’ video released shows 4000 refugees coming together after 30 years to participate within the manufacturing of refugee camp scenes. Names of few refugees, domestic town before fleeing and their reports are proven in video. The film is ready to release on 7 February 2020.


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