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Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Shahid Kapoor delivers one of the most impressive performances of his career in Haider. He is perfectly cast as the son of a Kashmiri politician. Shraddha Kapoor, who plays the innocent girl in love with Haider, is flawless in her portrayal of her emotions and Kashmiri English. The performances of Narendra Jha and Tabu are good, too. But Shahid is a star in his own right.
The film is a modern version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, exploring the psychology of vengeance, guilt, and forgiveness. It is like an Indian Tom Hardy, filled with strikingly crisp visuals and powerful lead performance. Shahid Kapoor gives an exceptional performance as a man destined to be a legend in Bollywood. The film is an excellent adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play, and it’s well worth the watch.
Kay Kay Menon
If you’re a fan of Hindi movies, then you’ve probably heard about Kay K. Menon’s latest film, Haider. The adaptation of Hamlet by Vishal Bhardwaj is set during the tumultuous years in Kashmir, 1995. Haider, a poet who attended Aligarh University, returns home after his father’s disappearance.
The film follows Haider as he tries to rekindle his fading relationship with his paternal uncle Khurram, an aspiring politician. Haider also falls in love with Arshia, the daughter of an Indian army officer.
When Haider’s father disappears, he returns home to find his missing father. While he is looking for his father, he learns that he has been abducted by the security forces. His journey to find his father turns into a struggle of betrayal and deceit. As he struggles to come to terms with all of these emotions, he discovers that his only true refuge is his fiance, Arshiya.
In this Haider movie review, I’ll touch upon the film’s tight narrator and tight narrative. This is an explosive family drama with plenty of tension. But what about Haider’s mother? Can she forgive him for the murder of his father? Is there a deeper meaning to her character? I hope you’ll agree with me that there is. The mother is not wrong in her actions, and the relationship between her son and his half-brother-in-law is complex, but it’s not always easy to feel.
Despite its complicated nature, the film is a heartwarming, gripping, and affecting drama. As a result, I found myself crying throughout Haider. The film’s central character is complex, and Vishal’s performance is compelling. Despite some of the movie’s problematic elements, I was completely engrossed in the story. Despite the film’s strong performances, the underlying message is one of hope. Ultimately, the film focuses on a complicated story of love and loss, with its central pillar of doubt being the Indian Army’s failure to tell the difference between civilians and militants.
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
“Haider,” a new film by Pakistani filmmaker Faiz Ahmed, is a riveting account of the conflict between India and the Pakhtunkhwa. The film is an emotional journey into the conflict, set against the backdrop of the Indian Army’s brutal and inhumane treatment of Kashmiri civilians. The story follows Haider, a young man who visits his father’s destroyed home. There, he listens to a poem his father recited, revealing his culpability in the conflict.
This literary film is littered with witty dialogue penned by Vishal Bhardwaj, who strikes a perfect balance between rich Urdu language and conversational Hindi. The film is filled with authentic details. Ketan Sodha composed the music, Gulzar penned the lyrics, and Sudesh Adhana choreographed the dance number Bismil.