Haider is an Indian adaptation of Shakespeare’s’ Hamlet and has been done beautifully well. Vishal Bharadwaj has once again proved that he is a genius and Shahid Kapoor has also proved that he is here to do meaty roles like this.
Every piece of the movie is shot beautifully keeping minutest details in mind. Be it Tabu’s character having various shades, be it the complicated mother-son realtionship of Tabu and Shahid. The story is about Haider’s (Shahid) journey to find his missing father. Haider returns from Aligadh to his home to find his father with the help of her girl friend journalist Arshiya(Shradda) when he finds out that her mother Ghazala (Tabu) is having affair with her brother-in-law Khurram(Kay Kay Menon). When he comes to know that his father is no more and the reason behind his death is Khurram’s conspiracy, he decides to kill Khurram. The story has brilliant twists and turns.
Tabu is just brilliant and so are Kay Kay Menon and Irrfan Khan. Though Irrfan Khan has a short role, it leaves an impact. The dark humor is impressive and Shahid steals the show and acts his heart out in this movie.
Haider will give a new force to Shahid’s career and people will take him seriously as an actor now.
Final Verdict: Watch if you like meaningful cinema and not brainless entertainers.