Haider (2014)

Hindi 2 hrs 42 mins Drama
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Review Summary: Haider completes the Shakespearan trilogy for Bharadwaj in style. For the love of cinema, this one is a masterpiece

Average Critic Rating: (3.79)
Cast: Tabu , Shahid Kapoor , Shraddha Kapoor , Kay Kay Menon
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Release Date: 02 Oct 2014
Est. Budget: 37.5 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 62.1 CR

Plot: In 1995, during the insurgency in Kashmir, Hilaal Meer (Narendra Jha), a doctor, agrees to perform an appendectomy on the leader of a pro-separatist militant group. To avoid detection, he performs the surgery at his house, much to the chagrin of his wife Ghazala (Tabu), who questions his allegiance. The Read more

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Haider may be Vishal Bhardwaj's best film
Raja Sen, Rediff
Haider is rare film that will go down in cinematic history as a bold move that detaches Kashmir from the its usual depictions and dares to lay it bare
Mohar Basu, Koi Moi
Very well made, if a tad too footnote-heavy – but why ‘Hamlet’?
Baradwaj Rangan, Bharadwaj Rangan
Haider is deeply stirring
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times
Shahid Kapoor's best performance to date
Ritika Handoo, Zee News
It takes chutzpah to make a film as good as Haider
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
Well, if you love good, intelligent, meaningful cinema, then 'Haider' is your film of the year.
Divya Solgama, Movie Zadda
dra Jha, Aamir BashirDirector: Vishal BhardwajThere’s a sweeping, operatic quality to Haider, director Vishal Bhardwaj’s robust staging of Hamlet against the troubled landscape of Kashmir at the peak of militancy in the mid-nineties. The ongoing insurgenc
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Rejoice. The sensitive storyteller is back in his element
Even if you are fluent with Hamlet, there will be alot you can take away from Haider. I guess, this film is the best all those who are associated with it can get.
Mohar Basu, Koi Moi
Broadly, there are usually three types of viewers when it comes to a Vishal Bhardwaj film. The first that nonchalantly says they don't understand anything about his films and don't care to. The second that follows and reveres his work. The third that enjo
Sonia Chopra, Sify
Its deliberate pacing may not work for all, but this is a solid, well-acted movie that deserves your time. I'm going with three-and-a-half out of five. To see or not to see? Do you really have to ask?
Haider review: Shahid has a couple of break-out moments, Shraddha fresh-faced but unexciting
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
And it will haunt you long after you've left the theatre, promises Sukanya Verma.By its very virtue, melancholy is a lonely, lingering, tedious and consuming emotional state. It simply cannot be hurried. Except if you persist sympathetically by the side o
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF

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Haider - All Reviews

The film ‘Haider’ is an adaptation from Shakespeare’s classic play ‘Hamlet’
Bollywood Mantra
“To be, or not to be: that is the question…” To watch Haider, or not: that is the question.
Anjum Shabbir, Bolly Spice
Starting with neatly told crime boss tale to a haunting effect in Maqbool (Macbeth), mixing desi liquor with Shakespeare wine in ‘Omkara’ (Othello) to a knock out effect, Vishal Bhardwaj’s third and final dip into the Shakespeare valley ‘Haider’ (Hamlet) is technically brilliantly crafted and exceptionally acted but cinematically it’s shockingly and surprisingly a hit and a miss adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece.
India Glitz
Haider reminded me faintly of Gulzar’s Maachis
Amodini Sharma, Planet Bollywood
To watch or not to watch? That is the question. Haider is packed with memorable scenes and an underlying message, which stays with you long after you have left the cinema hall. The director treats the topic of political unrest in Kashmir nicely, and tries not to take sides. Yet the movie is not overtly sentimental and delves into the psyche of the characters and the effect the war has on them. This movie has a few minor pitfalls here and there, but otherwise it is a wonderful effort by Bhardwaj, and deserves to be watched.
Navin Noronha, BookMyShow
While this is far from his weakest effort, and better than most directors' strongest, Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider is only his third best Shakespeare adaptation.
Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror
Stirring but slow…
Bharat Student
Haider is a beast that just won't be tamed by regular cinematic definitions.
Director Vishal Bhardwaj is back with another hard hitting film in the form of ‘Haider’ which is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’
Avad M, Bollywood 3
It is set in the picturesque Kashmir
Komal Nahta, Komals Reviews
तीनों ही फिल्में शेक्सपियर के ओथेलो, मैकबेथ और हेमलेट का अडॉप्टेशन हैं। विशाल भारद्वाज की इन फिल्मों की खूबी यही है कि किरदार कहानी से इधर-उधर नहीं भटकते और ना ही फिल्म के अंत तक.
The turmoil in the state at the time, and the turmoil being faced by Haider tie in wonderfully.
Sarita A Tanwar, Bollywood Life
Bollywood Mixer
Haider is one movie that people were eagerly awaiting for
Abhishek Bhardwaj, Rate Movies Here
Haider is not just another movie but a brilliant cinematic experience that is beyond melodrama and unrealistic fantasies and typical Bollywood cliches
Bollywood Life
Overall, Haider is one work of art with creativity at its best!
Bollywood 3
Ultimately, Haider is a work of art put together with noble intentions and has stupendous performances and a breathtaking landscape as its assets, and yet for all its positives, somewhere down the line it gets lost in translation
Jay Mamtora, BollyBrit
Dark, bleak, morbid and absurd, it is a Shakespearean tragedy and a Vishal Bhardwaj film through and through; and a fantastic one at that.
Piyush Chopra, Now Running
Faheem Ruhani, India Today
'Haider' is a mesmerising film that will stay with you, even if in bits and pieces
Sarita A Tanwar, DNA India
Haider' is a cinematic piece of brilliance Bollywood will always be proud of.
Haider is an immensely effective reimagination of Shakespeare—and the film’s biggest triumph is that the provincial, in this case Kashmir and the characters defined by its reality, shine in a universal and timeless tragedy
Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint
In retelling William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet” against the backdrop of war and sectarian strife in Indian-administered Kashmir, Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Haider” starts off promisingly. It’s too bad that the promise never delivers
Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters India
On the whole, HAIDER is targeted more at niche multiplex audience and not for the masses, which may work against the film
Bollywood Hungama
Haider' - a powerful revenge saga
Troy Ribeiro, Yahoo India
Shahid, Tabu, Irrfan in a powerful film about Kashmiri insurgency
Deepanjana Pal, First Post
Don't miss Haider - he's got chutzpah like none other.
Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India
A powerful socio-political commentary on Kashmir of the 1990s
Murtaza Ali, Potpourri of Vestiges
A fabulous film!
Rohit Khilnani, India Today
Shahid's acting in Haider could well undo his several Bollywood mistakes (read Phata Poster Nikhla Hero and the likes).Movie review: Haider is intense, disturbing, and not your regular Bollywood movie
Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times
You'll like Haider if you are a fan of Drama/Tragedy kind of movies
This film is not only a terrible missed opportunity but also an utter waste of heart wrenching performances and a beyond perfect costume and production design
Koel Purie, India Today
Haider is only his third best Shakespeare adaptation.
Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror
Don’t miss this film at any cost!!!
Bollywood Mixer
To see or not to see is no dilemma here. Don't miss Haider - he's got chutzpah like none other.
Mitra Das, Times of India
The thought behind the way the story has been structured, the emotions captured and the screenplay of the movie is simply commendable but the weakness lies in the seriousness of the story and characters
Priyanka Prasad, Filmi Beat
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Because, Haider had every reason to go Bang, Bang!
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Haider movie review: Shahid Kapoor and Tabu stun you with their performance in Vishal Bhardwaj’s desi adaptation of Hamlet!
Sarita A Tanwar, Bollywood Life
Shahid, Tabu steal the show!
Bollywood Life
There is much in Haider that deserves a standing ovation. Let’s start with the courage of director Vishal Bhardwaj. Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most difficult and ambiguous texts. It’s also his longest— it takes over four hours to deliver.
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