updated 2:07 PM GMT, Dec 19, 2014

'Haider' isn't entirely about Kashmir, says Shahrukh

'Haider' isn't entirely about Kashmir, says Shahrukh

Bollywood filmmaker, Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Haider’ has evoked sharp criticism for ‘misrepresenting the ground realities’ in conflict-torn Kashmir, but Shahrukh Gilani, a young filmmaker from the valley,

  • Srinagar: Muhammad Kamran
  • Category: Art & Culture

Demystifying ‘Haider’: whose tragedy is it?

As a subtle philosophical tinge that cinema is a powerful tool for political mobilization and mass persuasion, Slovenian Marxist philosopher and cultural critic, Slavoj Zizek, notes beautifully: “It d

Kashmiri poet Kamil dies at 90

Famous writer and poet Amin Kamil, who gave a new direction to Kashmiri Ghazals and stories, passed away on Thursday morning. He was 90 years old.

Born in 1924 in a small village named Kaprin in South

'Haider' wins award in Rome Film Festival

Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Haider ” - a modern-day adaptation of “Hamlet" - won the People’s Choice Award in the Mondo Genre (world genre) at the ninth edition of Rome Film Festival here.


“Haider” also had

Decoding BO success of 'Haider'

Shahid Kapoor-starrer “Haider” -- a modern-day adaptation of “Hamlet” with Kashmir as its backdrop -- has achieved many milestones. It has become the first Kashmir-based film in many years to click wi

'Haider': Omar denies flaying Vishal

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has denied news reports about his complaint against Vishal Bhardwaj's "Haider", saying he had not even watched the movie yet.

Reacting sharply to a news

Haider: Shakespeare in Srinagar

Haider: Shakespeare in Srinagar

Haider suffers from a fundamental flaw. It attempts to marry the Kashmir narrative to Hamlet, a famous play by William Shakespeare. The Bard’s play (written between 1599-1602) is about ‘revenge’ while

'Haider' - a powerful revenge saga

Film: "Haider"; Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon, Shraddha Kapoor, Irrfan Khan; Director: Vishal Bhardwaj; Rating: *** 1/2)


With revenge as the underlying motive, "Haider" is a quintessentia

  • By Troy Ribeiro (Rating: *** 1/2)
  • Category: Art & Culture

Will Kashmir's street theatre die an unsung death?

Traditional Kashmir street theatre, which once occupied centre stage as the most powerful medium of mass communication in Kashmir society, seems to be dying a silent death.


In 'Bandh Pather' artiste

  • Srinagar: Sheikh Qayoom
  • Category: Art & Culture