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Shikara Box Office Collection Day 1: Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Film Earns Rs 1.2 Crore

Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Latest Release, Shikara Hit The Screens This Friday And Opened To Mixed Reviews From The Audience.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pallavi Singh | Updated on: 08 Feb 2020, 06:33:02 PM
Shikara Box Office Collection Day 1

Shikara Box Office Collection Day 1. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

New Delhi:

Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s latest release, Shikara hit the screens this Friday and opened to mixed reviews from the audience. The film stars newcomers Sadia and Aadil Khan in the lead roles and captures the story that chronicles the 1990s exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley. On the first day of its release, the film has collected Rs 1.2 crore. The release of another big film Malang - starring Disha Patani, Aditya Roy Kapur, Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu- may affect Shikara's collection.

Sharing the box-office collection on Twitter, film critic Taran Adarsh wrote, ''#Shikara surprises on Day 1... Released at multiplexes mainly, the biz gathered momentum post noon shows [a norm nowadays]... Needs to double its Day 1 number on Day 2 and maintain the trend on Day 3 for a respectable weekend total... Fri ₹ 1.20 cr. #India biz.''

Shikara is a love story of Professor Shiv Kumar Dhar and his wife Shanti. The film narrates how the couple flee the Valley with thousands of other Kashmiri Pandits and started a new life as refugees in their own country.

Also Read: Plea Filed Against Release Of Shikara Over Showing False Facts ‘On Kashmir’

Meanwhile, a Kashmiri Pandit woman lashed out at Vidhu Vinod Chopra at a screening of his new film Shikara. The filmmaker had arrived at the screening to get a firsthand public review of his film. A video that has gone viral shows the woman screaming at Chopra for "commercialising" the entire issue of Kashmiri Pandit exodus, adding that he did not portray the true suffering of the community -- including genocide, mass rapes and murders committed by Islamic radical groups - in his film.

Watch the video:

Shikara marks Chopra's return to his hometown Srinagar, post Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta-starrer Mission Kashmir (2000). The filming for Shikara reportedly began in March 2018 in the valley. The film released on 7th February 2020.

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First Published : 08 Feb 2020, 06:27:15 PM

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