Haider: Why You Shouldn’t Be Missing This One

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Vishal Bhardwaj’s latest project, the dark-humoured Haider is piquing curiosity among the audience, being one of the most awaited films of 2014.

Adapting a Shakespearean storyline (Hamlet), Haider appears to have captured the political Kashmir. From the sizzling chemistry between Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor to the sensational return of Tabu in a Bhardwaj film and the superb performance put forward by Kay Kay Menon, there seems to be a lot to look out for in the film. Haider is the third in line in Bhardwaj’s adaptation of Shakespearean play; Maqbool and Omkara, being the previous two. Both proved to be brilliantly portrayed by Bhardwaj and there is no reason to believe Haider won’t be just as good.

That which seems to make Haider even more interesting is Shahid’s vengeful avatar. A marked departure from his usual bubbly self, Shahid seems to have been given an anxious and revengeful look by Bhardwaj. After proving his prowess in Kaminey, Shahid seems to have gone a step further in delving into his characters. As a part of the preparation for Haider, it is believed that Shahid bought a collection of Shakespeare’s other plays, so as to better understand the subtleties and nuances of Shakespearean form of writing.

A classic example of this was provided in Haider’s latest song “Bismil” which is already hitting the number one position in all charts! The song, which is penned down by Gulzar, features Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon and Tabu and given voice by the melodious Sukhvinder Singh. Dancing with extreme finesse and adeptness, Shahid has succeeded in completely delighting the audience. The video brings us a glance into the marvelous storyline and introduces the various shades of the characters that Vishal Bhardwaj has explored in the midst of Kashmir’s political upheaval.

With Vishal Bhardwaj’s talent of adapting Shakespeare’s incredible storyline in the context of contemporary India, Tabu’s enamoring presence, and Shahid and Shraddha’s colourful characters on the platter, the wait for Haider seems to be in all excitement.

Watch the trailer below, and you will understand what I am talking about!

The lead stars, Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor are leaving no stone unturned when it has come to promotions of the film. From Radio Mirchi to Jhalak Dikhlaja, they’ve dazzled the sets of several shows with their charisma. Their wit and sense of humour combined with the genius of Vishal Bhardwaj’s, has make the cast a delight to watch in these shows and other promotion platforms.

Haider is set to hit your nearest theatres on October 2, 2014. So, who is catching the first day first show?

Arushi Walecha


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