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Haider is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Ali Haider, Pakistani recording artist
  • Ernst Haider (1890–1988), German painter
  • Jörg Haider (1950–2008), Austrian politician
  • Michael Lawrence Haider (1904–1986), American petroleum executive
  • Zulqarnain Haider, Pakistani cricketer
  • Haider Zaman Khan, Pakistani politician
Haider (film)

'' Haider'' is a 2014 Indian crime drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, and co-written by Basharat Peer and Bhardwaj. It stars Shahid Kapoor as the titular protagonist, and co-stars Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon. Irrfan Khan appears in an extended special appearance. The film is a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet and Curfewed Night of Basharat Peer set amidst the insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of 1995 and civilian disappearances. Haider, a young student and a poet, returns to Kashmir at the peak of the conflict to seek answers about his father's disappearance and ends up being tugged into the politics of the state.

Haider is the third installment of Bhardwaj's Shakespearean trilogy after Maqbool (2003) and Omkara (2006). The film was screened at the 19th Busan International Film Festival, and released worldwide on 2 October 2014 to wide critical acclaim, and garnered attention from the media due to its controversial subject matter. The direction, performances of Kay Kay Menon, Tabu and Shahid Kapoor, screenplay, film score and editing received praise and garnered several accolades.

Haider was the first Indian film to win the People's Choice Award at the Rome Film Festival. Among several awards and nominations in India, the film won five National Film Awards: Best Male Playback Singer, Best Dialogue, Best choreography, Best Costume Design, and Best Music Direction.

Haider (soundtrack)

Haider is the soundtrack album, composed by Vishal Bhardwaj, to the 2014 Hindi film of the same name. The film, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu and Kay Kay Menon in key roles. The film is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Bhardwaj. The soundtrack album features nine tracks, and was released on on the record label Junglee Music. Vishal Bhardwaj and Sukhwinder Singh won the National Award for Best Music Direction of Songs and Best Male Playback Singer respectively.