Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara is not the kind of film which you expect to be a 100 crores grosser or bring in even 50 crores. For a film like this with zero mass appeal, no star value and a tiny budget, even 25 crores lifetime is a big deal and extremely rare.
Star Cast: Aadil Khan, Sadia, Faisal Simon
Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Yogesh Ishwar
Films like Shikara are meant to touch hearts and if they do so then the budget recovery becomes easy and sometimes the film makes heavy profits as well.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s last few films as a director were Broken Horses, Eklavya: The Royal Guard & Mission Kashmir and none of them worked at the Box Office. With Shikara, which is his parents’ story in the backdrop of Kashmiri Pandits’ exodus, he is expected to have some sort of luck.
Shikara will take an extremely slow start but with public acceptance, it will follow a rock steady trend. The lifetime business of the film can be in 10-15 crores range which is good enough considering its small budget.