Book Review: Vishal Bhardwaj Omkara Maqbool and Haider Screen Plays trilogy


Dialogs are the first and foremost reason to read and preorder from any e-commerce site of your choice. I have always been a fan of Vishal Bhardwaj’s movies. He has portrayed what actually happens in the backdrops of his stories instead of what should happen. And, it reflects from the excellent dialogs of his films. If we talk about the most recent Haider then it has got the real kashmiri tongue. So while reading the dialogs printed in this book, you will be actually pronouncing them in the way kashmiri pronounce them. For example, the word ‘loved’ should be pronounced as luv-ěd with less pressure on E in its real sense while kashmiris pronounce loved as lovve-d. So when you will be speaking the word in your mind while reading, it will be lovve-d. So you actually ends up being the characters of these wonderful stories. And, if you are a fan of the great actors like Shahid Kapoor, irrfan Khan, Pankaj Kapoor, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Piyush Mishra and know how they say a certain word then you can not imagine how much fun you are going to draw from these books.  It gives you the freedom to savour the taste of few dialogs at once instead of swallowing the whole movie. It’s like son papdi from HaldiRam shop.

Now, I should come to the other aspects of the screenplay. The scenes of the movies are well introduced. Description are available in English. Moreover, the dialogs are also translated in English so if you don’t understand few words then their translations can be referred.

This book set also holds some more reasons like the real stories related to origin of these films. Vishal Bhardwaj has written the preface for all three books talking about the intense pain and joy he took in making of these films.

Pictures…yes some really symbolical pictures have been selected from the respective movies and embedded in the books. So, you kinda feel watching the movie while reading these pages.

Why I loved the book: Well, I loved reading the local lingua of Kashmir, Meerut and Mumbai. While reading Maqbool dialogs, I got the glimpse of Surendra Mohan Pathak for once but then it has been quite balanced so that non marathi audience can also enjoy the dialogs and feel the intensity of Maqbool characters. I think this is the excellence of Vishal Bhardwaj Sir. You can take any movie from his basket and be rational with their contradictory actions. You can even be rational with the needs of Madaam of Saat Khoon Maaf and Ghazala of Haider or Nimmi of Maqbool.

50 Words Verdict: The book set carrying original screenplays of Omkara, Maqbool and Haider is a must have book for art lover. If you have any interest in real life stories then go on buying this book set. It’s precious.

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