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Haider
To be or not to be.
2D

Haider

Hindi
Drama
02 Oct, 2014
2 hrs 42 mins
78%
855 votes
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Haider is Vishal Bhardwaj`s adaptation of William Shakespeare`s Hamlet. It follows Haider, a young man who returns home to Kashmir on receiving news of his father`s disappearance. Not only does he learn that the security forces have detained his father for harboring militants, but that his mother is in a relationship with his very own uncle.

Intense drama follows between mother and son, as both struggle to come to terms with the news of his father`s death. Soon, Haider learns that his uncle is responsible for the gruesome murder and he sets out to avenge his father`s death.
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William Shakespeare`s `Hamlet` has been deemed as having a story that is open to endless adaptations. It is also one of the most tragic plays the Bard ever penned down. In the capable hands of Vishal Bhardwaj, the story comes alive once again in the form of Haider. The director takes the basic premise of ... ...Read full review
This is not a simple adaptation, this takes not a simplistic stance; Haider is a remarkable achievement and one of the most powerful political films we`ve ever made, a bonafide masterpiece that throbs with intensity and purpose. It is a staggeringly clever take on Hamlet, one whose departures from the Bard`s original are as thrilling as its closely-hewn loyalty. ...Read full review
So, Haider is a brilliant adaptation of Shakespeare`s Hamlet where a new character - Kashmir - joins the drama`s kings and queens. Vishal Bhardwaj`s Kashmir isn`t shikaras and Shammi Kapoor though. Set in 1995, amidst militancy and martial rule, this Kashmir is gray smoke and brown trees, frozen waters and fires glowing angrily on a lake. ...Read full review
The story as we all know is adapted from Shakespeare`s `Hamlet`, but has been beautifully woven into the raw Kashmir set in the mid nineties. The politics and the happenings of Kashmir blend brilliantly with the classic play. The screenplay is indulging and thought provoking, especially in the first half of the film, where the movie goes on a razor sharp mode. ...Read full review