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Haider (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 2 October 2014 (USA)
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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 »
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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 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 Anshuman Malhotra ... Young Haider
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Хайдер See more »

Filming Locations:

Kashmir

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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
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Naseerudin Shah, Aamir Khan, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill and Vivek Oberoi were considered for the small role of Roohdaar. See more »

Goofs

[Around 0:39:51] The Kashmir daily that Haider is reading shows its print date as Saturday November 6, 1995. However, November 6, 1995 was a Monday. The print in itself has plenty of grammatical errors. The headline mentions discovery of several bodies, however, the news pertains to police finding a single body. 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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Connections

Version of Hamlet (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Extreme Ways
Performed by Moby (uncredited)
[The intro plays in multiple scenes; main theme of Haider's metamorphosis.]
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A really good movie with brilliant performance by all the star cast...!!!
2 October 2014 | by savit-23-436911See all my reviews

My rating:- 8 on 10

=>What's Good:-

1. Brilliant Cinematography

2. Brilliant performances by all the star cast

3. Special credits to Irfan Khan, Tabu, Shahid Kapoor and Kay Kay

4. Songs went well with the situations...special credit to Bismil song.

5. The movie has its on charm taking you into a different world

6. The dark Kashmir of 90's

=>What's Bad:-

1.Very few scenes where your mind may be diverted or you may feel bored....but can be ignored easily as hardly one or two scenes for couple of minutes each.

=>Final Words:- "A very well directed movie with brilliant performances by all the star cast.....its a different genre movie,not for the masses....if any one is looking for a masala or typical Bollywood movie its no fun for them to watch.....as this one is slow which builds on the go and has its own charm and class".


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