A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle, whom he suspects of playing a role in his father's fate.

Director:

Vishal Bhardwaj

Writers:

William Shakespeare (based on the play "Hamlet" by), Basharat Peer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Tabu ... Ghazala Meer
Shahid Kapoor ... Haider Meer
Shraddha Kapoor ... Arshia
Kay Kay Menon ... Khurram Meer
Narendra Jha ... Dr. Hilal Meer
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Hussain Meer
Lalit Parimoo ... Pervez Lone
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Brigadier T.S Murthy
Aamir Bashir ... Liyaqat, Arshia's brother
Sumit Kaul Sumit Kaul ... (Salman 1) Courtier
Rajat Bhagat Rajat Bhagat ... (Salman 2) Courtier
Ashwath Bhatt Ashwath Bhatt ... Zahoor
Irrfan Khan ... Roohdaar
Anshuman Malhotra ... Young Haider
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Lankesh Bhardwaj Lankesh Bhardwaj ... Investing Army Officer-Papa-II

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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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There's a common Misconception that the film was given U/A certificate after 41 cuts by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which included a corpse loaded truck, wire being inserted inside a naked man, bloody dead body, abusive language, etc. But the director, Vishal Bharadwaj once stated to the media that the CBFC asked for only 7 cuts. The rest were voluntarily done for a tighter screenplay and for more diluting the explicit violent scenes considering a UA(unrestricted public exhibition ,with recommended parental guidance for viewers of age below 12) certificate. See more »

Goofs

[Around 01:03:48] The Kashmir daily being read by Roohdaar shows its print date as "Thursday December 6, 1995". However, December 6, 1995 was a Wednesday. There are other plenty of grammatical and spelling errors in the print, such as "but" with a capital B in the headlines, "braged" in place of barged, "descision" instead of decision, etc. Moreover, the news stories under the news "briefs" do not correlate with their headlines. See more »

Quotes

Haider: Chutzpah Monologue Hello? Hello? Mic testing 1,2,3... Hello...? Awaz aa rahi hai aap laog ko? Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello? UN council resolution no. 47 of 1948, Article 2 of the Geneva convention, and Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. Bas ek sawaal uthata hai, sirf ek. Hum hai, ya ham nahi. Hum hai to kahan hain , aur nahi hain to kahan gaye ? Hum hain to kisliye aur kahan to kab? Janaaaaab... Hum thay bi, ya hum thay hi nahi? CHUTZPAH ho gaya hamare sath! Chutzpah jante hain aap ...
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Alternate Versions

Prior to its theatrical release, the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) film ordered 41 cuts to grant the film a U/A (parental guidance) classification. However, according to the director Vishal Bhardwaj, the board asked for only 7 cuts, but he himself gave the film 35 extra cuts to tighten the script. See more »

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Version of Gran teatro: Hamlet (1964) See more »

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Extreme Ways
Performed by Moby (uncredited)
[The intro plays in multiple scenes; main theme of Haider's metamorphosis.]
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24 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

Haider as a must-watch, as it has a phenomenal story, which is backed up by amazing performances by every actor but Shahid Kapoor shines in this movie, this is his best performance as of now. Despite that, I got bored a few times, but then I instantly got interested, and this happened a few times throughout the movie.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Haider See more »

Filming Locations:

Kashmir

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Box Office

Budget:

INR370,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$508,084, 5 October 2014

Gross USA:

$1,048,143

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,404,307
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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