Haider: An Indian adaption of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

haiderAcclaimed Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has a fetish for Shakespeare.  Earlier, he had adapted Macbeth as Maqbool and Othello as Omkara. Both were box office hits as well as critically acclaimed.

This year, the director is back with a new adaptation, Haider. The film is an adaptation of Hamlet, written by Basharat Peer and Bhardwaj. Basharat Peer is an Indian journalist of Kashmiri ethnicity, based in New York. He is also an author and political commentator.

The film stars actors Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Irrfan Khan and Kay Kay Menon. Co-produced by Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Haider is slated to hit the screens on October 2 this year. You can watch the trailer here.

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