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'Haider' first stills: Shahid Kapoor is a deliciously whimsical Hamlet

Movies | IBNLive | July 8, 2014, 7:59 pm
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 Boasting of a brilliant star cast that includes Shahid Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Tabu and Shraddha Kapoor, 'Haider' is set against the backdrop of modern-day Kashmir.
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Boasting of a brilliant star cast that includes Shahid Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Tabu and Shraddha Kapoor, 'Haider' is set against the backdrop of modern-day Kashmir.

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 'Haider', an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' is the third in the series by noted filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj.
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'Haider', an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' is the third in the series by noted filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj.

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 From Shahid Kapoor's spine-chilling acting as the titular Haider, to Tabu's quiet desperation as his mother, the film is an interesting take on the Bard's popular tragedy.
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From Shahid Kapoor's spine-chilling acting as the titular Haider, to Tabu's quiet desperation as his mother, the film is an interesting take on the Bard's popular tragedy.

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 Shraddha Kapoor portrays the role of Ophelia, Hamlet's love interest in the Shakespearian drama.
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Shraddha Kapoor portrays the role of Ophelia, Hamlet's love interest in the Shakespearian drama.

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 Critically-acclaimed actress Tabu plays the part of Gertrude, Hamlet's mother.
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Critically-acclaimed actress Tabu plays the part of Gertrude, Hamlet's mother.

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 When Haider's father disappears, leaving Tabu's character as a
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When Haider's father disappears, leaving Tabu's character as a "half widow", she marries her brother in-law, portrayed by Kay Kay Menon.

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 In the play, Gertrude's decision to marry her husband's brother triggers off the drama.
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In the play, Gertrude's decision to marry her husband's brother triggers off the drama.

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 The portrayal of a haunted young man, blinded by thoughts of revenge, comes as a pleasant surprise from Shahid Kapoor, who is usually seen in happy, chirpy, romantic roles.
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The portrayal of a haunted young man, blinded by thoughts of revenge, comes as a pleasant surprise from Shahid Kapoor, who is usually seen in happy, chirpy, romantic roles.

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 'Haider' is the third installment of Bhardwaj's Shakespeare trilogy after 'Maqbool' (2003) and 'Omkara' (2006).
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'Haider' is the third installment of Bhardwaj's Shakespeare trilogy after 'Maqbool' (2003) and 'Omkara' (2006).

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 'Haider' is scheduled for release on 2 October 2014
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'Haider' is scheduled for release on 2 October 2014

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