Film Songs

  • Mis Spell Name

  • Shikaaraa
  • Genre

  • Drama
  • Production House

  • Vinod Chopra Films, Fox Star Studios
  • Producer

  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Director

  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Composer

  • Sandesh Shandilya, Rohit Kulkarni
  • Censor Date

  • 02/02/2020
  • Censor Year

  • 2020
  • Released date

  • 07/02/2020
  • Released Year

  • 2020



Censor Board Details (Central Board of Film Certification)

  • Certificate No :

  • U/A 000 -MUM
  • Certificate Date :

  • 02/02/2020
  • Office :

  • Mumbai
  • Guage :

  • -
  • Length :

  • 10959 Feet 3653 Meters
  • Duration :

  • 125 Minutes
  • Reels :

  • 12
  • Color :

  • Coloured
  • Native Language :

  • Hindi
  • Dubbed Languages:

  • Another Language



Cast Details Story Songs
  • Producer : Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Director : Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Editor : Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Cinematography : Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Writer : Vidhu Vinod Chopra , Abhijat Joshi
  • Screenwriter- screenplay : Vidhu Vinod Chopra , Abhijat Joshi
  • Dialog Writer : Vidhu Vinod Chopra , Abhijat Joshi
  • Story : Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Composer : Sandesh Shandilya , Rohit Kulkarni
  • Lyricist : Irshad Kamil , Raqueeb Alam( Raqeeb Alam)
  • Actor : Aadil Khan
  • Actress : Sadia Khateeb
The film is based on the kashmiri pandit exodus of 1990. The story revolved around the love story of Shanti (Sadia Khateeb[7]) and Shiv Dhar, who are Kashmiri Pandits in the backdrop of the Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir.[1] The book Our Moon Has Blood Clots by Rahul Pandita has inspired many parts of the movie., The movie starts with an aged Shiv writing a letter to the President of the United States of America (POTUS) explaining to him the situation of Kashmiri Pandits who are living like refugees in their own country. It turns out that he has written several letters since the year 1990. His most recent letter received a response from POTUS and inviting him over to a presidential suite in Delhi. He along with Shanti leaves for Delhi. In their palatial room they see a movie DVD - "love in kashmir". They recall how they had met in Kashmir. With the help of his friend Lateef Lone (an aspiring cricketer) proposes to Shanti and they get married in traditional kashmiri pandit wedding. They soon build a huge mansion with the help of Lateef's father. The entire community including Hindus and Muslims live together in Harmony. Lateef's father, a politician who is out for a rally is fatally injured. It is stated that the police attacked him on the behest of the current central government. (However, no where in the movie any evidence of this situation is presented). Lateef cannot bear the loss of his father and crosses the border to Lahore to get trained as a militant. This incident changes the peaceful valley. Shiv notices a lot of students from his class missing. Shanti is also made to cover her head and remove her bindi by a group of people during a bus ride. It is there she finds out that there are direct buses from Laal chowk to Islamabad and Lahore. She even witnesses a shoot out that kills 6 police officers trying to stop young men from boarding these buses to militancy. Shiv is kidnapped by a few of his missing students and taken to meet Lateef who is now leading a group of militants against the Kashmiri Pandits. He warns Shiv to leave the valley before it is too late and he is only doing so since they were friends in the past. Shiv still believes that the Kashimiri Pandits are safe and all these changes are temporary. However, he had misjudged the situation. A hit-list is released warning all Hindu Kashmiri Pandits to leave Kashmir valley in a month. Soon Kashimiri Pandit houses are burnt down. Shiv and Shanti, along with the rest of their family manage to escape to Jammu. The couple that once resided in a huge mansion is now reduced to living in tents. They see rich and affluent Kashmiri Pandits struggling to get something as simple as tomatoes. It is at this moment Shiv starts using a typewriter gifted to him by his cousin who is killed by militants to write letters to the POTUS (George Bush at that time). It is seen that over the years the refugees have started building a life for themselves. Shiv, who has completed his PHD chooses to continue living in refugee camps to teach refugee children. His wife is very supporting and despite PTSD they seem to settle in. One night, Shiv and Shanti are called upon by the Indian Army to meet with a now captured terrorist Lateef in Kashmir Valley. Shiv talks to Lateef, but Lateef dies soon after. Shiv and Shanti also visit their old home which has now been taken over by their once trusted neighbor. Shiv and Shanti are shocked to see how their neighbor, who they treated like family, has changed everything they had built together. Back in refugee towers, a small event of happiness comes their way. One of their neighbor's daughter is getting married. Shanti is overjoyed hoping to see a Kashimiri Pandit wedding. However, the wedding is nothing like what she imagined. There is a dj, bright lights, loud music etc. The despair of losing not just her home but also her culture is evident on her face and she soon collapses. It turns out that she is suffering from a neurological issue and needs surgery. It is before the surgery that the couple received a call from the POTUS and went to live in the presidential suite. It is then that Shiv reveals to Shanti that it was him who booked the hotel and the postman got confused by the term "presidential suite" assuming that the president had invited them over. It was their 30th wedding anniversary and he wanted to fulfill her long pending dream of seeing the Taj Mahal. Shanti asks him how he managed to pay for the suite which costs around 1.25 lakhs. Shiv tells her that he sold their house for her surgery and used some of the money to fulfill her dream. Shanti is dejected but doesn't say anything. Later Shiv takes her on a boat ride to Taj Mahal (just like their wedding night where he had taken her to Shikara). Shanti passes away in his arms on the boat., Shiv takes Shanti's ashes to Kashmir like he had promised her and decides to stay in his parent's old house. He starts teaching young boys there hoping that they don't turn into terrorists Like his Best friend did.