Dinesh Vijan acquires the rights of ‘Vichhoda: In the Shadow of Longing’

Dinesh Vijan's Maddock Film Partners with Celebrated Author Harinder Sikka; acquire the rights of the Bestselling Novel "Vichhoda: In the Shadow of Longing"

Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films, one of the leading independent film production houses in India, is proud to announce its partnership with celebrated author Harinder Sikka. The company has acquired the rights to adapt Sikka’s bestselling novel ‘Vichhoda: In the Shadow of Longing’. This bestseller novel, which was first published in 2019, tells an untold story of strength, resilience, and sacrifice.

Harinder’s first novel, ‘Calling Sehmat’ was also adapted into a feature film ‘Raazi’, which was a blockbuster.

“We are thrilled to be working with Harinder Sikka, one of the most talented and respected authors in the industry. His novel ‘Vichhoda’ is a powerful and moving true story of deep love spanning a lifetime, we can’t wait to bring it to life,” says Dinesh Vijan.

Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films, the production house behind such critically acclaimed films as ‘Stree’, ‘Hindi Medium’, ‘Luka Chuppi’, ‘Badlapur’, ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and ‘Cocktail’, has announced a partnership with Indian Navy officer-turned-bestselling author Harinder Sikka.

The company has acquired the rights to adapt Sikka’s post-Partition separation novel ‘Vichhoda: In the Shadow of Longing’ into a feature film.

Starting in 1950, against the backdrop of the Nehru-Liaquat Pact, it is the story of Bibi Amrit Kaur, whose life, as the book’s blurb states, has been literally torn apart by the 1947 riots.

“She’s now in a different country with a different identity. She accepts this new life gracefully and begins a new chapter. She gets married and has two children. Life, however, has something else in store for her. It breaks her apart. Again,” says the book’s blurb.

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