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

The word 'Chutzpah' used by Haider several times is actually A Hebrew word which means "certain audacity to get away with outrageous conduct". See more »

Goofs

When doctor is reciting Faiz's poetry, he says "lo e azal". The right words are "loh e azal". Also, Khurram's and Arshi's Urdu accent is not correct at some places. 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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Version of Hamlet (1910) 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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Haider..... It's a mother-son chemistry that storms the screen.
3 October 2014 | by smartsavyaSee all my reviews

Shahid kapoor has hit the bull's eye this time with haider. The ease with which he unveils the character of Hamlet on screen needs an OUT- standing ovation. He has exploited all his talent in the movie and has left no stone unturned. The other eye catching character is the protagonist's mother and I guess no one could have dine it better than Tabu. She has been a brilliant actress and again proves her mettle here. Kay Kay menon and Irrfan Khan are as always superb. Shraddha kapoor is sweet but does not have much to do. Overall, to go or not to go is not a question at all. It's a must watch and undoubtedly the best movie of year 2014 till now.


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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:

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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2.35 : 1
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