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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
[Around 0:50:15] The name plate in front of doctor's house mentions his qualifications as "Dr. Hussain Meer, M.D. Surgeon". However, the M.D. degree issued in India and Pakistan is a medicine degree. The corresponding title for a surgeon is M.S. (Master of Surgery). See more »
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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This movie seriously has too much! And too much of everything..
The psychic-eccentric character of Haider in so many ways resembles Prithvi Bana (Gulaal) and has deeper connotation to the character's get-up & dialogs, some which can stay with us for long and make us get deeper into it every time we check it again!
The '3 old men firing snipers' is the best western scene I've seen in Indian Cinema. Sergio Leone feel!
The 'Bismil' sequence: Wow! What an achievement in theatrics in cinema! The best theatrical sequence since 'Jaane bhi do Yaaro' I would say! Much more than a song; it is a sequence that gets things out of control and sets the pace of the movie in the second half...
'Aao Na Grave-digging' sequence is yet another beauty & I spurted out laughing crazily for some minutes! 'O Brother! Where Art Thou' feel!
'Haider Stand-up Performance' is bloody good & gets metamorphic!
Emotional turmoil handled in a spectacular way. The confrontation that the characters 'Haider', 'Arshia' & 'Ghazala' face is shown in an epic way The confrontation ignited by the dominant society for so-called larger good (haha )
And what if this confrontation is prevalent everywhere in the society around you and there's a very thin line between being a 'friend of the society' or an 'enemy of the society'? Things get out of proportion and messy and sad and brutal and bloody
A brutal take on the Kashmir dilemma. I haven't experienced it in a better way...
Super metaphorical mimicry on 'AFSPA' & 'Chutspa'
Music that would just perfectly blend & leave deep impression!
Power-packed performances make this movie an epitome of talent showcase I guess we get such output when the director doesn't compromise at all and expects nothing less than perfection in each aspect, in each sense And he eats, sleeps, drinks, thinks, trips just this movie for a very long time in life But however he does it, VB delivers something par excellence Has to be a super ambitious work!
Mile stones in Hindi Cinema: 1. Gulaal & Haider 2. Maqbool 3. Gangs of Wasseypur and so on and so forth
Right at the top for now! Wow!
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