Mumbai: Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s directorial film ‘Shikara’, which hit the screens on Friday, grossed Rs 1.20 crore at the box office on the first day of its release.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh said that the show’s business gained momentum in the show later in the afternoon. ‘Shikara’ tells the story of the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley in 1990 and the bond between the leading actors in the worst of times.
#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.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 8, 2020
The film features 40,000 actual migrants from Jagati and other camps. It is also actual footage from the time of mass exodus. The flick is primarily filmed in the Kashmir Valley and is being promoted primarily as a journey of love between the main couple.
Co-produced by Fox Star Studios, ‘Shikara’ released on February 7, 2020