2 October 2014 | hardeep-pathak
If AK has 'Gulaal', VB has 'Haider'... 10 on 10
Less cinematic & more theatrical!
This movie seriously has too much! And too much of everything..
The psychic-eccentric character of Haider in so many ways resembles Prithvi Bana (Gulaal) and has deeper connotation to the character's get-up & dialogs, some which can stay with us for long and make us get deeper into it every time we check it again!
The '3 old men firing snipers' is the best western scene I've seen in Indian Cinema. Sergio Leone feel!
The 'Bismil' sequence: Wow! What an achievement in theatrics in cinema! The best theatrical sequence since 'Jaane bhi do Yaaro' I would say! Much more than a song; it is a sequence that gets things out of control and sets the pace of the movie in the second half...
'Aao Na Grave-digging' sequence is yet another beauty & I spurted out laughing crazily for some minutes! 'O Brother! Where Art Thou' feel!
'Haider Stand-up Performance' is bloody good & gets metamorphic!
Emotional turmoil handled in a spectacular way. The confrontation that the characters 'Haider', 'Arshia' & 'Ghazala' face is shown in an epic way
The confrontation ignited by the dominant society for so-called larger good (haha
And what if this confrontation is prevalent everywhere in the society around you and there's a very thin line between being a 'friend of the society' or an 'enemy of the society'? Things get out of proportion and messy and sad and brutal and bloody
A brutal take on the Kashmir dilemma. I haven't experienced it in a better way...
Super metaphorical mimicry on 'AFSPA' & 'Chutspa'
Music that would just perfectly blend & leave deep impression!
Power-packed performances make this movie an epitome of talent showcase
I guess we get such output when the director doesn't compromise at all and expects nothing less than perfection in each aspect, in each sense
And he eats, sleeps, drinks, thinks, trips just this movie for a very long time in life
But however he does it, VB delivers something par excellence
Has to be a super ambitious work!
Mile stones in Hindi Cinema: 1. Gulaal & Haider 2. Maqbool 3. Gangs of Wasseypur and so on and so forth
Right at the top for now! Wow!