3/5 Times of India
Directed by Shlok Sharma
Distributed by Indian Film Studios
Release date 13 January 2017 (India)
Music director Jasleen Royal
Music by Jasleen Royal
Director Shlok Sharma
Screenplay Shlok Sharma
|Produced by Guneet Monga
Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui Shweta Tripathi
Producers Shlok Sharma, Guneet Monga
Cast Shweta Tripathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Harish Khanna, Trimala Adhikari, Mohammad Samad
Similar Nawazuddin Siddiqui movies, Teacher movies, Movies about love
Haraamkhor is a 2017 Indian Hindi film directed by Shlok Sharma. It stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi. The first look of Haramkhor was out on 8 March 2015. Jasleen Royal is the music composer. The film was shot in just 16 days.
In April 2015, an FIR was registered against director Shlok Sharma on a complaint by Balbharati, Maharashtra’s textbook bureau, objecting to striking similarities between its logo and promotion scenes from Haraamkhor.
Haraamkhor was premiered at the 15th annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) and Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). Nawazuddin Siddiqui received the Best Actor award at the NYIFF. It earned 1.64 crores net and 2.30 crores gross from lifetime run in India.
Shyam is a teacher at a small school in a tiny village. Sandhya, and best friends Mintu, and Kamal are some of his students. Kamal has a huge crush on Sandhya, but she is not interested. After school, Shyam visits Sandhya's home to have some documents notarized by her father, who is a local police commissioner. Sandhya takes care of her father when he arrives home drunk. She follows him to a party when he lies to her about going on a work trip. On her way home, Sandhya falls and injures her knee and goes to Shyam's house, where his wife, Sunita cares for her and lets her stay with them for the night. Sandhya spies on Shyam and Sunita having sex. While she is asleep, Shyam tries to talk to Sandhya and teases her, but she is angry with him.
The next day, Sandhya rebukes Shyam for lying to her about how he and his wife did not have sexual relations. It is revealed that Sandhya's mom abandoned her as a child and her father has started dating someone new, but was waiting for the right time to tell her. Shyam fixes an old scooter at Sandhya's home. They meet in secret and start having an affair. Kamal is jealous and Mintu wants to help him.
Sandhya and Shyam have sex. One month later, she reveals that she hasn't gotten her period, so they make a secret trip to the city. At the woman's clinic, Sandhya is recognized by her father's girlfriend, who keeps her secret. Sandhya is not pregnant and she and Shyam share a laugh about it. When they return to the village, Shyam tells Sandhya that they should stop seeing each other and keep their relationship strictly a student-teacher one.
Rumors reveal their secret anyway and Sunita threatens to leave Shyam. Shyam scolds and hits Sandhya for being obvious. Meanwhile, Mintu and Kamal wreak havoc on Shyam's empty home. Sunita comes back home. Shyam becomes suspicious of the kids breaking and entering his home when he sees them with some of his stuff. Shyam catch holds of Mintu and kills him by asphyxiation. Kamal manages to escape. But, as he sees Shyam trying to suffocate Mintu to death. He returns with a rock and hits it hard on Shyam, killing him too.
Mayank Bharara of ShowBiz-BizAsia rated the film 7 out of 10 stars. Bharara praised the actors' performances as engaging but noted that the plot "has a tendency to get monotonous."