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Haider is a 2014 Indian crime drama film written, produced and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, co-produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, and co-written by Basharat Peer. It stars Shahid Kapoor and Tabu in the lead roles, with Kay Kay Menon, Shraddha Kapoor and Irrfan Khan in supporting roles.
Set amidst the insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of 1995 and civilian disappearances, Haider is a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet. It is also based on Basharat Peer’s memoir Curfewed Night. Haider, a young student and a poet, returns to Kashmir at the peak of the conflict to seek answers about his father’s disappearance and ends up being tugged into the politics of the state. Haider is the third installment of Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean trilogy after Maqbool (2003) and Omkara (2006).
The film was screened at the 19th Busan International Film Festival, and released worldwide on 2 October 2014 to widespread critical acclaim and the film was a commercial success at the box-office and garnered attention from the media due to its controversial subject matter.[
Haider was the first Indian film to win the People’s Choice Award at the Rome Film Festival. Among several awards and nominations in India, the film won 5 National Film Awards: Best Music Direction, Best Male Playback Singer, Best Dialogue, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design. In addition to this, it has won various other accolades.
During the insurgency in Kashmir, which continues through 1995, Hilaal Meer, a doctor based in Srinagar, agrees to perform an appendectomy on Ikhlaque, the leader of a pro-separatist militant group; to avoid detection, he performs the surgery at his house, much to the chagrin of his wife Ghazala, who questions his allegiance. The following day, during a military raid, Hilaal is accused of harboring terrorists. A shootout ensues at his home, during which Ikhlaque is killed and Hilaal is taken away for questioning. The doctor’s house is subsequently bombed to kill any other militants hiding inside.
Sometime later, Ghazala’s son Haider returns from Aligarh Muslim University to seek answers about his father’s disappearance. Upon arrival, he is shocked to find his mother singing and laughing along with her brother-in-law, Khurram, Hilaal’s younger brother. Unable to understand Ghazala’s behavior, he begins searching for Hilaal in various police stations and detention camps with the help of his childhood sweetheart Arshia Lone, a journalist, whose father, Pervez, is an Indian Army officer.
Winter arrives in Kashmir. Saddened by the growing closeness between Ghazala and Khurram, and still unable to find any leads, Haider begins to lose hope. However, Arshia encounters a stranger, Roohdaar, who has Haider contact him to receive information regarding his missing father. Roohdaar, who is part of a Pakistani separatist group, explains that he and Hilaal were both imprisoned in a detention camp by a counterinsurgency militia formed by Khurram. The group had both Hilaal and Roohdaar executed, but Roohdaar survived and is meeting Haider to pass on Hilaal’s final wish: for Haider to take revenge on Khurram for his betrayal.
Devastated and enraged, Haider begins behaving erratically, shaving his head and staging public demonstrations against the government. Khurram takes him aside and claims that Roohdaar was responsible for Hilaal’s death; Haider is put off by the conflicting claims of Hilaal’s demise despite knowing the truth himself, and confides his dilemma to Arshia, showing her the gun given to him to kill Khurram. Arshia, in turn, confides about Haider’s actions to Pervez, who in turn passes the information forward to Khurram, who orders Haider institutionalized during a ceremony officiating his marriage to Ghazala.
The following morning, Haider prepares to kill Khurram, but morally abstains from it on seeing that Khurram is in prayer. He is captured by Pervez, who orders him executed. However, Haider escapes and brutally murders his two captors, the Salmans, former friends of his who became informants for Pervez while he was away.
Actor Role Based on
Shahid Kapoor Haider Meer Prince Hamlet
Tabu Ghazala Meer (Haider’s Mother) Gertrude
Kay Kay Menon Khurram Meer (Haider’s Paternal Uncle) Claudius
Shraddha Kapoor Arshia Lone Ophelia
Irrfan Khan Roohdaar Ghost
Narendra Jha Dr. Hilaal Meer (Haider’s Father) King Hamlet
Kulbhushan Kharbanda Hussain Meer
Lalit Parimoo Pervez Lone Polonius
Ashish Vidyarthi Brigadier T. S. Murthy
Aamir Bashir Liyaqat Lone Laertes
Sumit Kaul Salman 1, Courtier Rosencrantz
Rajat Bhagat Salman 2, Courtier Guildenstern
Ashwath Bhatt Zahoor Hussain Fortinbras
Mohammad Shah Army Major
Anshuman Malhotra Young Haider
Lankesh Bhardwaj Interrogation officer