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Haider
 
 
Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, India 2014
154 mins. Hindi dialogue with English sub-titles
 
Summary:
 
An adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Haider - a young man returns home to Kashmir on receiving news of his father's disappearance. Not only does he learn that security forces have detained his father for harbouring militants, but that his mother is in a relationship with his very own uncle. Intense drama follows between mother and son as both struggle to come to terms with news of his father's death. Soon Haider learns that his uncle is responsible for the gruesome murder, what follows is his journey to avenge his father's death.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"This radical Indian version of Hamlet gives the story compelling political angles and musical surprises. A palpable hit, in any language."  (Mike McCahill - The Guardian)

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