After Finding Fanny, Vishal Bhardwaj’s master piece film Maqbool, Omkara and Haider will be converted into books very soon. Haider is an upcoming Indian drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, and written by Basharat Peer and Bhardwaj. It is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and is set in Kashmir. The film stars Tabu, Shahid Kapoor as the protagonist,Shraddha Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon. Haider is the third installment of Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare trilogy after Maqbool (2003) and Omkara (2006). The film is scheduled for release on 2 October 2014. The trailer features the entire cast and Shahid Kapoor is seen in an all new avatar where he plays an aggressive, pychopathic man and how he kills people and his chemistry with lady love Shraddha Kapoor. The trailer has crossed 42 lakh views on youtube.
Tabbu is seen on screen after a long time and her contribution to the movie is worth watching. After Omkara and Maqbool both of which were award winning movies Vishal has come up with Hiader. Vishal’s style of movies are different than the others his movies are more violent in nature and depict the real world. The plot of the film is loosely based on that of Macbeth with regard to events and characterisation. The film did not perform remarkably at the box office, but won director Vishal Bhardwaj international acclaim. Apart from directing it, he had also composed the background score and songs for the film. Bhardwaj then moved on to adapting William Shakespeare’s Othello in his 2006 film Omkara which won him commercial as well as critical success. The critical success of “Omkara” was responsible for winning Francis Ford Coppola’s attention. The movie Omkara was about a political enforcer who commits crimes on behalf of local politicians. The movie is all about Love, crime, murder, adultery etc. the movie won appraisal from the international audience. Shradda also shares her experience of shooting for the movie and stated that the movie was a life changing experience. And shahid who is a party freak and has recently renovated his home so that he can has a pub like place in his house has also is seen sporting a new look the clean military cut angry young man look. The good news of all this is that the movie will hit the screens on 2nd October.
The censor board of India has created a lot of hullabaloo amongst the film makers by doing what they do best, Chopping off scenes that are adult according to them. The newest bakra in Town was the movie Haider. After 41 cuts the movie is giving a U/A certificate. With the rising use of sexual content and well as bold dialogues it has become very difficult for movies to pass the censor board. Haider has also been one of the lucky ones. Scenes of dead bodies and blood covered bodies , wire being inserted inside a naked man, a shot of a bloody dead body, all this might sound like a footage of a war. Such scenes have been deleted from Vishal Bharadwaj’s movie Haider. A few illogical scenes have also been deleted like the image of a bare back during a song sequel and also where Shahid is crying on someone’s funeral near the flames. I wonder what is left of the movie to present to the audience.