Vishal Bardwaj impresses renowned filmmakers with Haider
An on-screen adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Haider was received with great gusto from the Bollywood industry after a special preview was held in Mumbai. Choosing to show their affection for the movie, several Bollywood big-wigs began to tweet about the movie.
For example, Ali Zafar, the actor congratulated the lead, Shahid Kapoor and writing that it was rare to see a strong film with such strong performances. Ending with, “Shahid Kapoor your best till date. Bravo brother”.
Hansal Mehta, who directed. ‘City Lights’ called the cast of the movie perfect and the movie itself stunning. Lauding Vishal for his abilities at storytelling and the interpretation of Hamlet; Shahid Kapoor for his performance and Tabu for looking stunning; he concludes with the praise ‘Pitch perfect performances’.
Deepa Mehta went a step further by praising the song ‘Bismil’, calling it a spectacle never seen before. She highlights the skills of the film’s photographer Pankaj Kumar, calling him a hero and a true artist,
Mira Nair’s favourites in the film were Tabu and Irrfan Khan. Hailing the movie as a must see, she praised #basharatpeer, Tabu, Irfan Khan, the portrayal of kashmir’s agony and beauty, concluding with praise for the director.
Huma Qureshi, actress said the story was a haunting one and that the last scenes between Shahid and Tabu were still stuck in her mind.
With such a positive response from the industry, director Bardwaj ought to be proud. If nothing else, tweets by his colleagues will ensure the film will be on everyone’s must-watch list.