8.1/10
45,414
232 user 55 critic

Haider (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 2 October 2014 (USA)
Trailer
2:27 | Trailer
A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle - the man 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 »
Reviews
Top Rated Indian Movies #89 | 25 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

"Made in Heaven" Stars Reveal Their Watchlists

Sobhita Dhulipala, Arjun Mathur, and Shashank Arora talk exclusively to IMDb about the movies and shows they are looking forward to watching next.

Watch now

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Udta Punjab (2016)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A story that revolves around drug abuse in the affluent north Indian State of Punjab and how the youth there have succumbed to it en-masse resulting in a socio-economic decline.

Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor
Omkara (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Othello'.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi
Talvar (2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An experienced investigator confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide.

Director: Meghna Gulzar
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi
Jab We Met (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A depressed wealthy businessman finds his life changing after he meets a spunky and care-free young woman.

Director: Imtiaz Ali
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Tarun Arora
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The truth behind the ascension of Milkha Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra
Queen (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets cancelled.

Director: Vikas Bahl
Stars: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon
Kahaani (2012)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Stars: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee, Indraneil Sengupta
Kaminey (2009)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The desperate lives of two estranged twin brothers converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Deb Mukherjee
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya, Hemendra Dandotiya
Pink III (2016)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names.

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Stars: Tapsee Pannu, Amitabh Bachchan, Kirti Kulhari
Udaan (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Stars: Rajat Barmecha, Sanjay Gandhi, Ronit Roy
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

Director: Umesh Shukla
Stars: Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty
Edit

Cast

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 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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lankesh Bhardwaj Lankesh Bhardwaj ... Investing Army Officer-Papa-II
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Хайдер See more »

Filming Locations:

Kashmir

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

INR 370,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$508,084, 5 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$901,610, 10 October 2014
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shahid Kapoor learnt a six-page monologue for the climatic scene where his character ''Haider'' turns mad. He put forth the delivery of that monologue in front of a crowd of 5000 listening. For filming the scene, which was done in 3-4 hours, Shahid Kapoor was made completely bald. See more »

Goofs

When Shraddha drives with Shahid after getting him released from the army check post, immediately after the scene shifts to their conversation in the car, a Swift Dezire can be seen passing behind a truck. The Dezire was launched in 2009 and scene is set for 1995. 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 ...
See more »

Connections

Version of Act III, Scene 1 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Extreme Ways
Performed by Moby (uncredited)
[The intro plays in multiple scenes; main theme of Haider's metamorphosis.]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Hauntingly Adept Cinematic Masterpiece
3 October 2014 | by ayanpal1See all my reviews

HAIDER to me is an acronym that means the following:

H. Haunting. Be it in its background score, music, lyrics, playback (especially Rekha Bharadwaj, Sukhwinder Singh, and Arijit Singh), cinematography, or backdrop of Kashmir in 1995, Haider is Haunting, and how! The film will stay with you long after you have left the theater.

A. Astounding. Haider is an astoundingly adept adaptation of a classic written almost 415 years ago that can be enjoyed irrespective of your knowledge about the Shakespearean Tragedy - Hamlet. If you don't know Hamlet, great! You do? Even better!

I. Incredible. Haider is incredible - in terms of its performances. Be it that of Shahid Kapoor (Haider/Hamlet) who performs a complex role with the kind of award worthy chutzpah that should silence all his detractors once and for all. Or for that matter the the triumvirate of Tabu (Halala/Gertrude) - ethereal, dauntless, and supreme, Kay Kay Menon (Khurram/Claudius) - terrific, resolute, and subtle or Irfan Khan (Rooh/The Ghost of Hamlet's father) - rudimentary and underplayed. Not to be forgotten is Shraddha Kapoor (Aarshi/Ophelia) who pitches in a performance that is 'picture'esque perfect and so full of finesse. And of course the two Salman Khan's who are fans of the superstar and who will surely gain some fans of their own post this film. In fact, every single member of the cast pitches in a perfect performance here, irrespective of the role and duration.

D. Daring. Haider is daring in talking about issues that many wouldn't touch with a bargepole and for the way it has juxtaposed a Shakespearean tragedy with a human tragedy - Kashmir. The valley is a character here that finally finds a voice of its own. The interpretations of that voice are truly brilliant.

E. Effective. Sometimes experimentation and reinterpretations fail. Not here. With layer upon layer waiting for the audience to be interpreted (for example the touch of Oedipal complex between a mother and son, the growing of guilt of a well meaning lover, the song of the gravediggers, the examples of 'Chutzpah' and its comparison with AFSPA etc). Haider is effective on multiple levels and truly faultless in its execution.

R. Rooh (Spirit/Soul). This is a film with an indomitable spirit that filmmakers would die to include in their body of work, and which Vishal Bharadwaj effectively manages to in this lifetime. This film has that which many a masterpiece may sometimes lack - a soul. A terrific triumph encompassing its soulful music, soul stirring performances, and soul warming message.

In short - watch Haider - in a theater. For Vishal Bharadwaj, the Director/Composer/Writer. For Shahid, the rising prince. For Tabu the eternal Queen. For Gulzar, the lyricist. For the cinematography by Pankaj Kapoor and the editing by Aarif Sheikh. And finally for Kashmir, the unforgettable voice of humanity.


130 of 162 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 232 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed