Shahid Kapoor-starrer ‘Haider’ (2014) a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, set amidst the insurgency in Kashmir has been ranked amongst the world’s top 10 Hamlets, reported The New Indian Express (TNIE)
The film was directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and was lauded critically and commercially. It also got Shahid a Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Haider has been ranked at no. 7 by Literary Hub among the world’s 40 best Hamlets. The list is topped by Soviet actor Innokenty Smoktunovsky in Hamlet (1964), directed by Grigori Kozintsev, the report added.
Mentioning Shahid’s performance, Emily Temple, Literary Hub’s managing editor, was quoted as saying by TNIE, “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.”