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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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as Ghazala, Haider's mother
Kay Kay Menon
as Khurram, Haider's uncle
Anshuman Malhotra
as Young Haider
Narendra Jha
as Dr. Hilal Meer
Lalit Parimoo
as Pervez Lone
Aamir Bashir
as Liyaqat Lone
Irrfan Khan
as Roohdaar
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Critic Reviews for Haider

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

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.

April 15, 2015 | Full Review…

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

April 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I doubt if I will be able to forget the stunning visuals which dot the film, but the sum is never more than its terrific parts.

April 15, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

What else can I say? Get thee to a multiplex.

October 16, 2014 | Full Review…

"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.

October 2, 2014

A palpable hit, in any language.

October 2, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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