Synopsis/Plot : 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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A masterpiece thriller. Haider is sheer brilliance from adaptation to execution!
Haider is certainly one of the greatest political thrillers you�ll ever witness. The way Vishal Bhardwaj adapted Kashmir into the plot is commendable. Until now, no other Bollywood movie explored deep into Kashmir but Haider picked up the less known issues of the place and fitted it with the stor...(more)
Source: , MovieCrow
Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider is a rare Bollywood gem you must watch.
The movie tells the story of Haider (Shahid) who finds out that his peace-loving, life-saving doctor father (Narendra Jha) has been arrested by the Indian Army. He returns from Aligarh (where he was studying poetry, a passion he shares with his father) to realise that his mother (Tabu) and uncle (Ka...(more)
Source: Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times
Haider may be Vishal Bhardwaj's best film
The two stunning Shakespeare adaptations Bhardwaj made before this stayed close to the structure of the originals: Maqbool whimsically played fast-and-loose with characterisations but managed to wrap a crime-boss film neatly around the Scottish play; Omkara stayed so ingenuously loyal to Othello tha...(more)
Source: Raja Sen., Rediff.com
Solid, well-acted movie that deserves your time.
There'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 insurgency, which has pitted militants and separatists against security forces for decades, makes fo...(more)
Source: Masand, IBN Live
Spectacular but fails at parts.
Vishal Bharadwaj�s third Shakespearean adaptation,` Haider� urf `Hamlet� is a spectacular looking film, each little detail of set and setting perfect. Where it falters is in telling the story it sets out to : the result is a gorgeous but choppy film that you cannot take your eyes off for fear of los...(more)
Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Haider is a fabulous film.
Haider is an adaptation of Hamlet and the final film of Vishal Bhardwaj's Shakespearean trilogy. It is the story of a Kashmiri student who's doctor father "disappears". It's a tragic drama which revolves around a troubled Haider wondering how he can avenge his father's disappearance or even supposed...(more)
Source: Rohit Khilnani , India Today
Haider screams silently to be recognized as a wondrous work of art.
Mr Bhardwaj's third Shakespearean sojourn is his best yet. Haider is like a painting viewed from the road inside an art gallery. The vision is distant yet vivid, layered life-like and yet exquisitely poetic. By the time Rekha Bhardwaj comes on to sing an evocative song at the end about all the loss ...(more)
Source: Subash K Jha, NDTV Movies
Haider is an unforgettable film that never fumbles, never stumbles, and is so sure of itself that it cannot go wrong
From Shahid to Tabu to Kay Kay to the powerful cameo of Irrfan, everything in the film works. It�s a Guztaq film that audaciously breaks every rule in the book, everything that you could have expected from it and ends up being that edgy watch which you�ll savor, while you watch it from the edge of s...(more)
Source: Mohar Basu, Koimoi
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|Country||2nd Weekend||3rd Weekend||4th Weekend||Life Time Collection||Opening Day||Opening Weekend|
|No.||Song Title||Lyric Writer||Performer(s)||Listen here|
|1||“Aao Na”||Gulzar||Vishal Dadlani||Listen|
|2||“"Bismil" ”||Gulzar||Sukhwinder Singh||Listen|
|3||“"Khul Kabhi" ”||Gulzar||Arijit Singh||Listen|
|4||“"Gulon Mein Rang Bhare" ”||Gulzar||Arijit Singh||Listen|
|5||“"Ek Aur Bismil" ”||Gulzar||Sukhwinder Singh||Listen|
|6||“"Jhelum" ”||Gulzar||Vishal Bhardwaj||Listen|
|7||“"So Jao" ”||Gulzar||Alaap Majgavkar, Sourabh Joshi, Mayukh Sarkar, Muzamil Bhawani, Bashir Bhawani, Bashir Lone||Listen|
|8||“"Do Jahaan" ”||Gulzar||Suresh Wadkar, Shraddha Kapoor|
|9||“"Aaj Ke Naam" ”||Gulzar||Rekha Bhardwaj|