"Tum naachte ho ki udte ho?" I questioned Shahid Kapoor. Scene Stealer | Sukhwinder Singh on the goosebump-inducing Haider song

The film is a masterful adaptation of the classic play, but has been a hit with Indian audiences . The film is a film that tackles challenging socio-political questions of Kashmir .

In many ways, Vishal Bhardwajs 2014 Hamlet adaptation is awe-inspiring.Since reading the story while I was in college, I was eager to see how it would turn out on screen, and, without further ado, was thrilled with the result.I have goosebumps constantly thinking about how the filmmaker tackled challenging socio-political questions of Kashmir while simultaneously converting this masterful tragedy into a celluloid.Since then, no one has been so bold about Kashmir in mainstream Hindi cinema, but the song Bismil caught my eye, as it describes the Urdu word for wounded or sacrificial slaughter, which is interesting because Shahids Haider Meer draws parallel to his dead father.

Our antihero dances and lashes out at his mother (Tabu) and points accusatory fingers at Kay Kay Menon, the film's uncle, for his father's death, Sukhwinder said.This is a ballad, the song tells a tale, Sukhwinder said.This song may be considered an example of an Indian opera.I quickly realized that this was something I would be doing for the first time in my career as a result of Vishal's narration.

It wasnt easy.The song dips and exposes its breadth for the listener in the middle.It focuses on a murder mystery that lies at the heart of the film.It does so through photographs on film, through its poetic lyrics, as well as through its music and singing.

He believed in me.For this, I feel his feet as I do.The song made me feel like I was once more sitting in one of those dreaded Maths classes, but the end result was like qayamat, and when I finally got the chance to see it on a big screen, I was shocked.I must also compliment a character whom I could not help but ask: Tum naachte ho ki udte ho bhai (Were you dancing, or flying?

The veteran Gulzar, Bhardwajs long-time collaborator, did an outstanding job of summing up the entire film in a six-minute one-of-a-kind revenge dance sequence.Sukhwinder Singh said that the unusual choreography, as well as the use of puppet figures, gave the song a distinctive, almost dramatic feel.Singh also mentioned that Bismil was actually a unique place.The man who choreographed this has never done so before.

He had a talent.Our filmmaker captured the thing he imagined, the fragrance of that imagination.This is a Urdu word for Tassawwur.Since the film was released, the spirit of all these artistes' magic has long lingered.Anvita Singh is a Senior Sub-editor at Indianexpress.com, and has bee...