Finally, Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Haraamkhor has hit the theatres. Directed by Shlok Sharma, the film got the Censor Board’s ban on it lifted by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal last month. And trust me, the flick does live up to the expectations.
Shyam Tekchand (Nawazuddin) is a school teacher who has a confrontational relationship with his life. He suffers from hormonal imbalance and lacks moral grounding, at least the manner in which he grills his students suggests so. In his mid-40s, he slowly falls for his student Sandhya (Shweta Tripathi) who is in her teens. Both the lovers find solace in each other’s company, much to the ire of society in particular. Their bonding is narrated by two young boys Mintu (Mohammad Samad) and Kamal (Irfan Khan), often laced with double meaning phrases. Out of the two, Kamal does have feelings for Sandhya.
As far as the performance is concerned, no one can question Nawazuddin’s acting prowess. His sarcastic giggle shown in the film reminds us of the brutal Raman Raghav. Shweta Tripathi, who was last seen in Masaan, is the standout performer in the film. Her convincing act as a teenager falling for an elderly teacher will make you sit back and applaud her. On the other hand, Nawazuddin’s on-screen wife Trimala Adhikari has also done a fabulous job.
If you are an avid movie buff and Nawazuddin’s fan, you cannot afford to miss this one.