Haider - Preview

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

As good an adaption as it could be, even if it loses pace every once in a while, the other elements keep it going.



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There are few films that you don't have a choice but to look forward to them. A Shakespeare adaptation by Vishal Bharadwaj is certainly one of those. Haider's trailer though hasn't inspired awe. It is slightly quirky, it has a distinct style, but it lacks the punch one would expect.

Having said that, it does create an intrigue. Mostly, because of Tabu and Kay Kay Menon, though the latter gets very little space in the trailer. Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor on the other hand seem to stick out like sore thumbs in a production like this. A little too overt, a little too mushy.

It is as good as it is bad that not much of the story has been talked about in the film. We just know that it is a revenge drama. Even for those of us who have read Hamlet, it is the adaptation which we look forward to. Fitting Hamlet in the Indian context is what I am looking forward to the most. And of course, I have my eye out on how the complexities of the character is brought about.

To start with, the music seems to have hit the right chord, not unusual for a Vishal Bharadwaj film.

Music Reviews:
Bollyspice - "4/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "1.5/5"
glamsham - "4.5/5"
indian express - "4/5"
Milliblog - "has one wondering why Vishal doesn’t become a full-time composer."
Music Aloud - "9/10"