Harud Movie Review
Release Date:July 27, 2012
Rafiq and his family are struggling to come to terms with the loss of his older brother Tauqir, a tourist photographer, who is one of the thousands of young men who have disappeared, since the onset of the militant insurgency in Kashmir.
After an unsuccessful attempt to cross the border into Pakistan,to become a militant, Rafiq returns home to an aimless existence.
Until one day, he accidently finds his brother's old camera.
It's hard to sometimes tell between Rafiq's dreams and reality, and given that this is ultimately a film, too many characters come off as too passive to invest in. Yet, the film has an honest, aching beauty that's irresistible despite its bumps.Read more
Evokes the stark beauty in relating the corresponding tale of the perennial season of gloom and grief in KashmirRead more
Often the film has a one-sided outlook. Further it's too understated in the stance that it takes and in that way fails to make a strong pointRead more
Harud, meaning autumn, is a grim but powerful effort, the focus here being more on Kashmiris than the Kashmir issue itselfRead more
An intimate, beautifully visualized story of a Kashmiri family coping with personal loss and negotiating the conflicted world outside their homeRead more
Bashir has made a film of great restraint, in which many things crying out to be said are left deliberately unspokenRead more