Bollywood celebrities, renowned filmmakers and critics have hailed Vishal Bhardwaj's "Haider" as an excellent film.
The film, which stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon in important roles, will release on 2 October worldwide. The film has received support from Bollywood celebs, who said that it's a must watch film.
Critics have praised the main star casts' performances, direction of the film, screenplay and cinematography.
Here are Bollywood celebs, critics and filmmakers take on the Bhardwaj's adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet".
Amitabh Bachchan: Haider : a special film .. exceptional performances .. and such an intelligent adaptation .. !!
Anurag Basu: #Haider is the most imp film in recent history,Best performances in recent history.140 characters are not enough to describe it's greatness.
Huma Qureshi: What a film! #Haider Vishal sir hats off! And what a cast.. The sweetest @ShraddhaKapoor shines. #Tabu ma'am so divine .. Love her
Ali Zafar: Just saw "Haider". One rarely gets to c such a strong film with such strong performances. @shahidkapoor your best till date. Bravo brother. @ShraddhaKapoor is sublime. @irrfan_k is some other level. Kay Kay Mennon so convincing. Must watch.
Ayushmann Khurrana: @shahidkapoor @ShraddhaKapoor now that I hv heard alot about #Haider, & I missed yday's screening. Will be watching this magnum opus tonight
Hansal Mehta: Chutzpah! #Haider. Cant get the film off my mind
Abhishek Kapoor: master craftsman #vishalbhardwaj is in his element. Supreme cast. @shahidkapoor has nailed the part, hes the cherry on the cake #Haider
Shubha Shetty-Saha of Mid-Day said: "The second half dips a bit before it picks up again with an unforgettable climax. Please watch this film. It has chutzpah (Haider's favourite word for obvious reasons) and a lot of soul too."
Koel Purie of India Today said: "This film is not only a terrible missed opportunity but also an utter waste of heart wrenching performances and a beyond perfect costume and production design. I give it a dejected 2.5 stars."
Srijana Mitra Das of The Times of India said: "For the most, Haider is superb, witty, violent, tragic - magic. To see or not to see is no dilemma here. Don't miss Haider - he's got chutzpah like none other."
BollywoodLife.com in its review said: "Haider is not just another movie but a brilliant cinematic experience that is beyond melodrama and unrealistic fantasies and typical Bollywood cliches. If you have an appetite for tragedy and revenge dramas, this one cannot be skipped."