Release date: Oct 2, 2014
Banner: VB Pictures & UTV Motion Pictures
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Producers: Siddharth Roy Kapur & Vishal Bhardwaj
Music: Vishal Bhardwaj
Cast: Tabu, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan
Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s acclaimed tragedy Hamlet. It’s the third installment of Bhardwaj’s trilogy on Shakespeare after Maqbool, based on Macbeth (2003) and Omkara (2006), based on Othello.
Haider (Shahid Kapoor), a young man, returns home to Kashmir on receiving news of his father’s (Narendra Jha) disappearance. Haider learns that security forces have detained him for harboring militants. He also discovers that his mother (Tabu) is in a relationship with his uncle (Kay Kay Menon). An intense drama follows between mother and son as both struggle to come to terms with the tragedy. Soon Haider learns that his uncle is responsible for the gruesome murder. What follows is his journey to avenge his father’s death.