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HAIDER (HAMLET) HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES

HAIDER (HAMLET) HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) did his most prolific writing between the years 1589-1613; he was the quintessential Bard, has never come close to being duplicated; his works, themes, resonate today as they did hundreds of years ago; no one captures the foils, fantasies, baseness or heroics of the human condition as did this timeless genius.

Director Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Haider” is a spectacular film, emotionally pulverizing;  Kashmir (since 1947 ruled by India, Pakistan, China) is the arena in which the tragedy of Haider and his family is spawned; stifling military domination, ambitious plots pervade and inform the narrative, familiar to the majority of viewers.

Shahid Kapoor is mesmerizing as “Haider” ; tormented by the loss of his father, his uncle’s attraction to his mother “Ghazala” (Tabu, is remarkable), his smothered but seething Oedipus angst; desire for revenge propels his pitiful descent into punitive madness. Kapoor’s performance, worthy of Filmfare recognition.

Shraddha Kapoor (no relation to Shahid) displays a gifted, contemporary interpretation of the tragically -doomed “Arshia” (Ophelia); she is feisty, worldly, a writer but still powerless in a restrictive Muslim household; horrific circumstances trigger her lugubrious demise.

Bhardwaj’s twists on the archival scenario lend titillating freshness to the ubiquitous tale: political intrigue, more pronounced; mother/son relationship captures the core of the film; women embracing their role in a strife-ridden, modern society.

Haider rambles, questions whether “to believe or not believe”, “to kill or not to kill”; the answers astoundingly requited in this fascinating film; a profound portrayal of mankind’s frailties, intransigence and tragic flaws.

FOUR STARS!!!!

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) did his most prolific writing between the years 1589-1613; he was the quintessential Bard, has never come close to being duplicated; his works, themes, resonate today as they did hundreds of years ago; no one captures the foils, fantasies, baseness or heroics of the human condition as did this timeless genius. Director …

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