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Haraamkhor Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, January 14, 2017 • Hindi ]
Haraamkhor Review
DAR Motion Pictures
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shweta Tripathi, Harish Khanna
Shlok Sharma
Ajay Yadav


Nawazuddin Siddiqui is known for his choice of films and the characters he has been portraying in all these films. Right from art house films to dark drama or lending support in big blockbuster movies to appear in small feel good films, he has managed to make his mark in the film industry.

With Nawazuddin in a film, the audienceis assured of witnessing a good performance from him. His latest film ‘Haraamkhor’ has been fighting its own battle with the distributors and the censor board due to its daring content and the title.

The movie, after being screened in various film festivals has finally managed to hit the silver screen. People who love such meaningful or realistic or content driven films are highly excited to finally see this film featuring their performing actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.


'Haraamkhor' is a story of a Sandhya (Shweta Tripathi), a 15-year-old schoolgirl who lives with her police constable father in a small town of India. She is smitten with her teacher, Shyam (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and is in a relationship with him. Shyam on the other end is married to Sunita (Trimala Adhikari) and cunningly keeps blending his life between his wife and lover. Sandhya also has an admired Kamal (Mast. Irfan Khan), who is a few years younger to her and is determined to marry her. In order to win Sandhya’s heart Kamal keeps relaying on his best friend Mintu (Mast. Mohd Samad), for assistance in his romantic tale.

The 'Glitz' Factor

There are many enjoyable scenes featuring Nawazuddin and the kids. The story is presented in light and breezy manner with many comical situations. The whole track of Mast. Irfan Khan and Mast. Mohd Samad is hilariously entertaining. These scenes work as the key ingredients for the movie. There are many small nuances related to every character in the film which works in the favour of the film.

The cinematography and the background music are top notch and does right justice to the feel of the film.

Director Shlok Sharma dares to bring up an unsaid story of a teacher and his relationship with his student. He adds many layers to this taboo tale and beautifully garnishes it with the cute track of Mast. Irfan Khan. He sweetly presents his tale of the doomed lovers with many dark and explosive layers running in the background. He also manages to extract fine performances from his actors due to which the movie looks real and convincing.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui displays one of his great acts. Shweta Tripati looks cute and does her part with total grace. Mast. Irfan Khan and Mast. Mohd Samad are sweet rascals who will steal your heart right from the first scene of the film. Their part in the finale is heart wrenching. Trimala Adhikari lends good support.

The 'Non-Glitz' Factor

The writers should have focused a bit more on the romance of Nawazuddin and Shweta, failing to which the connect factor is slightly diluted. Also, Mast. Irfan Khan and Mast. Mohd Samad look bit small for the characters they are portraying.

The biggest negative factor is that the climax part is bit abrupt and could have been much better. It's perfect as per the international audience and the film-festival public, but the normal audience might find it hard to digest and will leave them with a bad taste in their mouth.

Director Shlok Sharma's finale act could have been much better as the shock factor seemed bit forced. The movie is not for all those who love mainstream masala oriented films. There are many abrupt cuts and jumps which dilutes the flow of the film.

Final 'Glitz'

'Haraamkhor' is a bold, artistic and engaging film, which will be enjoyed by all those who like content driven film. The movie could have been a great film, but settles up only due to some great performances and the novelty factor associated with it.

Rating: 3.00 / 5.0


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