Haider

Haider
  • Movie Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
  • Cast and Crew: Shahid Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Narendra Jha, Kay Kay Menon, Tabu
  • Releasing Date: 2 October 2014
  • Music Composers: Vishal Bhardwaj
  • Lyricist: Vishal Bhardwaj, Gulzar, Faiz Ahmad Faiz
  • Production House: Vishal Bhardwaj, Siddharth Roy Kapur
  • Fun Fact: The film is based on the epic Hamlet. In the story, Hamlet’s father’s spirit tells him the truth. In the film, Irfan Khan, the man who tells him the truth is named Roohdar, which literally translated means ‘the one who holds the soul’.
  • Why it Made News: The film was very controversial because of the subject matter and because it was set in Kashmir.

Movie Synopsis:

Hilaal Meer (Narendra Jha) is a doctor in Srinagar who is mysteriously disappears after agreeing to handle a surgery of a pro-separatist movement group leader. His son, Haider (Shahid Kapur) returns to Kashmir and begins searching for his father with his journalist friend Arshia (Shraddha Kapoor) . Even as he unveils secrets, he finds out secrets about his mother, Ghazala (Tabu), his uncle, Khurram (Kay Kay Menon) and others that might just render him insane.

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