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2 Hr 30 Min
Movie . Thriller . Crime
On . Netflix. Zee5 . +2
Director . Basharat Peer
Starring . Shahid Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon
Haider, a 2014 movie, is directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. It is an action-crime movie starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, and Kay Kay Menon. The film is adapted from both William Shakespeare's Hamlet and has the backdrop of the armed insurgency in Kashmir in the 1990s and civilian disappearances. The movie reflects the political reality of Kashmir. Shahid Kapoor playing the role of Haider reflects the character of Hamlet in the movie. Haider is a poet who returns to Kashmir at the time of insurgency only to find out that his father has disappeared. He finds his mother, Ghazala Meer in the character of Gertrude to be happy and a new relationship with his uncle Khurram. He tries to find his father with all the possibilities with Arshia, his love interest, only to find out through Roohdaar that he was executed in a detention camp. Haider begins to protest and staging public demonstrations against the government. Later, while Haider is not able to kill Khurram due to his morals, he leaves for Pakistan to receive military training. Before leaving, he meets his mother, where Ghazala confesses about informing Khurram about the terrorist in her home and Dr.Hilaal Meer, Haider’s father operating him.
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Film Companion

Haider: The Blurred Lines of Conflict

Film Companion

Haider, On Netflix, Is Not A Relic From The Past


Hindustan Times

Haider is a rare Bollywood gem you shouldn't miss



Haideris an unflinching take on the Kashmir malaise, the tragedy infused with a sense of dark humour about the ordinary Kashmiri’s hopelessness.



Beautiful film that ends up being self-indulgent!


Film Companion

Shahid Kapoor Looks Back At 5 Crucial Scenes Of His Movie Career


Times of India

To see or not to see is no dilemma here. Don't miss Haider - he's got chutzpah like none other.


Indian Express

Vishal Bharadwaj’s third Shakespearean adaptation,` Haider’ urf `Hamlet’ is a spectacular looking film, each little detail of set and setting perfect.



In this ability to tell a new story from a familiar and old one lies Bhardwaj’s genius. Haider isn’t just the best film in his trilogy; it’s the finest film of his career.


India Today

Vishal Bhardwaj keeps the Hamlet inspiration on track with a few changes here and there but what he plays wonderfully with are the relationships.

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