Adapting a story from a novel and turning it into an editable and presentable script is not the forte of every director. As far as the justified movie adaptations from William Shakespeare's literary work have been done in the Hindi language, the only director maestro Vishal Bhardwaj can be applauded for his creations, starting with - Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider. The strong and convincing acting by his actors, the ever-gripping storyline often shadows the locations of the shoots but the rawness and realistic settings of the locations form a solid baseline for the story to sink in with the actors and the script.
This 2014 movie based on the adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet was well acclaimed by the industry experts. The storyline set in Kashmir of 1995 takes a route of the nostalgic places and moments of the state's history of turmoil which had been supported by amazing cinematography by Pankaj Kumar. Especially the intrinsic locales of the Jammu & Kashmir state were bought to the cinemascope in most of the scenes like Haider's (Shahid Kapoor) outlaw speech, Ghazala's (Tabu) suicide, Arshia's (Shraddha Kapoor) commitment or Khuraam's (Kay Kay Menon) death.