Shahid Kapoor’s Haider is one of the finest films of Indian cinema. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the movie was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The director set the movie on the backdrop of the Kashmir conflict in 1995 and toned down the Oedipus complex, and it was a treat for the Indian fans. But the movie has an international reach. For instance, popular literary website, LitHub, has included it on the list of the best Hamlet adaptations on screen. Haider is on the 7th spot, ranked above Mel Gibson’s Hamlet (1990), Christopher Plummer’s Hamlet (1964) and also Charlie Hunnam’s Sons of Anarchy. The number 1 spot is by Innokenty Smoktunovsky starrer Russian Hamlet (1964). Ian McKellen to Return As Hamlet Onstage, 50 Years After Playing William Shakespeare’s Iconic Prince.
The author of the article wrote, “Kapoor is a much less conflicted Hamlet than we’re used to (I suppose the conflicts of the setting are quite enough to be getting on with), he’s radical and compelling enough that I really don’t miss the agonizing. (I couldn’t find a clip with English subtitled, but this version is on Netflix—do yourself a favor and check it out.)”
Recently, LatestLY published a list of Vishal Bhardwaj movies ranked from worst to best and Haider was placed as best. From Makdee to Haider, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Movies Ranked From Worst To Best.
Haider had to face quite a few issues while it was filming as well as when it was released due to its commentary on Kashmir. Vishal explained his reasoning to set the movie amid the geopolitically tense landscape. “It was the political turmoil and the 25 years of tragedy of Kashmir that compelled me. Our way of looking at Kashmir has either been cosmetic – only for shooting songs – or rhetoric, where we show a man in a phiran, holding a Kalashnikov. Haider is the first film where we see Kashmir from the inside. I don’t think we have made a mainstream film about the issue,” he told The Indian Express.
Indian Censor Board levied 41 cuts on the movie before giving it a U/A certificate. The shooting of the film was paused twice, once because of protesting students of Kashmir and the second time because a local threw coal at the cast.
(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 12, 2020 07:13 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).
Star Wars, Hunger Games, The Big Bang Theory – Brie Larson Reveals 8 Major Projects She Auditioned For But Didn’t Get (Watch Video)
Brie Larson may be a famous actor today known for her performances in films such as Room and Captain Marvel but the actress has been through her share of tough phases and lost out on some really amazing films. Considering the Academy Award-winning actress’ acting talents, it almost seems impossible that Larson may have faced rejections in Hollywood but much to our surprise, it is true. The actress recently started her own YouTube channel and has been posting sme amazing stuff. In her latest video, Brie spoke about failure and rejections as an actor. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel To Fight Tom Holland’s Spider-man In Upcoming Sequel?
If you have watched certain films and wondered what they would be like had Brie Larson been cast in them, well you’ll be delighted to know, the actress did audition for quite a bit of them. In her latest video, Brie Larson revealed some of the biggest projects that she auditioned for but lost out getting cast in them due to whatever reasons. Not only films, but the actress also reveals a few famous TV series that she auditioned for. Here’s a list of projects that could have starred Brie Larson but unfortunately didn’t! Captain Marvel 2 Hires Nia DaCosta as Director, Ryan Fleck Congratulates.
1. Hunger Games
Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)
2. Terminator Genisys
Terminator Genisys (Photo Credits: Twitter)
3. Star Wars
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Photo Credits: Twitter)
4. The Big Bang Theory
TBBT (Photo Credits: Instagram)
5. Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl (Photo Credits: Instagram)
Tomorrowland (Photo Credits: Twitter)
7. Spy Kid (As a child actor)
Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)
8. Hearts In Atlantis (As a child actor)
Hearts in Atlantis (Photo Credits: Twitter)
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We bet you’re surprised to find out how Brie Larson lost out on these amazing roles, knowing that she could have totally killed it. The last time we saw her on Jimmy Fallon’s show playing the lightsabre game was when we hoped to see her in the Star Wars series, wouldn’t she have truly rocked as a Jedi? Well, there’s always another time. It’s amazing how Larson has opened up about these big rejections and showed her fans acting isn’t really an easy job.
(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 15, 2020 03:06 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).