Director: Shlok Sharma
Star Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shweta Tripathi
- The film revolves around Sandhya (Shweta Tripathi), a ninth standard student, living in a village with her police officer father.
- Her mother abandons her and her father is having an affair of his own.
- In this sense of rejection, she carries out a sexual relationship with her much older and married teacher Shyam sir (Nawazuddin Siddiqui).
- Living under the guilt of this relationship, Sandhya commits more mistakes.
- On a parallel track, her tuition mate Kamal has a crush on her.
- Kamal along with his best friend Mintoo play evil tricks on their teacher when they suspect he is having an affair with the girl he likes.
- After playing a myriad of excellent roles, Nawazuddin is back in action with this “inappropriate” role.
- With is supreme talent and fine acting skills, Nawazuddin makes us laugh as well as feel disgusted about his actions at the same time.
- Shweta hits the right chord with the right amount of anguish, rebelliousness, despair and playfulness.
- From Trishala Adhikari (Shyam’s suspicious wife) to the kids (Kamal and Mintoo), all have been perfectly cast.
- Though the subject and the performances are brilliant, the film suffers from slow narrative.
- The film offers no proper answers to many plot developments.
- The parallel track involving Kamal and Mintoo lacks meat in their story.
- The climax of the film turns out a huge mess.
Haraamkhor is not everyone’s cup of tea due to its bold and inappropriate subject. But, the brilliant performances of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi and the kids make this film a stellar.