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Haraamkhor Movie

Haraamkhor Movie Review 2017: A sea of complex subjects and emotions

CRITIC'S RATING    3.5/5
AVG READERS' RATING:    3.0/5
DIRECTION
Shlok Sharma
GENRE
Drama
DURATION
01 hours 34 minutes

Review

Haraamkhor marks the directorial debut of Shlok Sharma who previously worked in many Anurag Kashyap project including 'Gangs of Wasseypur' as a second unit director and we have to say that Shlok has taken all his experience from those projects and gave us a compelling piece to remember.
In an unspecified Indian village mostly in Madhya Pradesh, (Though the film has been shot in Gujarat) an unlikely love triangle ensues between a married school teacher Shyam (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), his 14-year old student, Sandhya (Shweta Tripathi) and her tuition mate Kamal (Irfan Khan). What transpires in this twisted taboo relationship forms the story.
Sandhya who has a rocky personal life, found peace in the arms of his teacher Shyam who is married and on the other hand Kamal is doing everything to impress Sandhya in his childish ways.
As Shlok suggested in one of his interviews, Everyone is a 'Haraamkhor' in their own way. Shyam is taking advantage of a girl, Sandhya is also doing all this for love when she knows that this relationship is wrong.
The best part about the entire movie is that even after dealing such a complex topic, the movie doesn't get boring or dragged. The film has the element of comedy which makes the entire premise lively.
Talking about the performances, Nawazuddin as always did a great job in portraying an immoral teacher. Shweta Tripathi and Master Irrfan Khan looked really good on screen and did justice to their characters.
The only two things which were a bit off about the movie were first the camera work on certain scenes which mostly happens in low budget movies like Haraamkhor and second the ending.
Shlok could have taken a different and a bit more realistic angle towards the end but he chose to end the story with a bit darkish sequence.

Analysis

    Direction
    3/5
  • Dialogues
    2/5
  • Story
    3/5
  • Music
    3/5
  • Screen Play
    3/5

The Verdict

For a film with a bit darkish sequence towards the end, Haraamkhor gets 3.5-starts rating.


 

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