Haider (2014)



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Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', Haider - a young man returns home to Kashmir on receiving news of his father's disappearance. Not only does he learn that 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 news of his father's death. Soon Haider learns that his uncle is responsible for the gruesome murder, what follows is his journey to avenge his father's death.

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Critic Reviews for Haider

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

With Haider, [Bhardwaj] wisely forgoes the rough-edged attitude in his other films to embrace a slicker and more sophisticated style; and some of the film's most effective moments are masterful in their visual storytelling skill.

Apr 15, 2015 | Full Review…

The result is a tense, well crafted drama that lacks the deep emotional intensity required in its disturbed characters.

Apr 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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"Haider" may not be the equal of Mr. Bhardwaj's other Shakespeare films, and it may be deficient in the "Hamlet" department, but it certainly gives good Gertrude.

Oct 2, 2014 | Full Review…

Haider starts off promisingly. It's too bad that the promise never delivers.

Jun 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Using Hamlet as his inspiration, director Vishal Bharadwaj's new film finally does full justice to India's under-rated acting dynamos -- Kapoor and Tabu -- without trivialising the larger issue of Kashmir that forms the backdrop.

May 13, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

To see or not to see is no dilemma here.

Apr 15, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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