Comparison of “Maqbool” (2003) and “Macbeth” Play

Provide an analytical “close-up” comparing the treatment of just one important detail across play-script and film: “Maqbool” (2003) by Vishal Bhardwaj and the play “Macbeth.”

Choose one well-defined detail from either the film or the play script to focus on and write a short analysis comparing the presentation and the resulting impact or significance of this detail in the two texts (play script and film). Select something that really stood out to you because you found it unforgettable, striking, puzzling, startling, perplexing, inspiring, etc. Your focus could be almost anything:

  • a prop (ex., Othello’s handkerchief),
  • an event (ex., the report of finding Ophelia’s body in Hamlet),
  • a key line,
  • an image,
  • a casting choice, etc.