Trailer Out: Nawaz & Shweta’s ‘Haraamkhor’ Is Quirky, Funny & Dark

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi’s much debated film ‘Haraamkhor’ is an edgy love story set in rural India.

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The Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi starrer Haraamkhor was shot in just 16 days, and that’s just one of the unique aspects of this much awaited and much debated film.

The film’s trailer is finally out, after a long struggle its director Shlok Sharma has been fighting against the initial ban placed on his film by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal. The FCAT has cleared the film citing it to be a socially responsible drama, hoping that it would carry a positive message for all girls to be aware of their rights. The film will hit theatres on 13 January, 2017.

Shot in a small village in Gujarat, the Haraamkhor explores the romance between a 14 year old school girl (Shweta Tripathi) and her professor (Nawazuddin Siddiqui).


With visuals set in a small rustic village are the main characters of the film, the teacher, the student, the small boy who has crush on the same girl, and his friend who helps him and the teacher’s wife. The film’s trailer is proof that Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the film’s child actors have a great jugal bandi on screen, trying to woo the girl played by Shweta Tripathi. While the trailer is funny in parts, it’s also serious and sprinkled with grim moments. But the performances of its lead cast look authentic and sharp.

Set in real locations, the film was shot and wrapped up in a 16 day schedule, setting a record in its own right.

It was indeed very challenging to finish an entire feature film’s shoot in 16 days. That’s why the team’s role was the most crucial. My lead actors Nawaz bhai and Shweta were spot on. So was the crew. Siddharth, my DOP, and his team, along with the production team were all absolutely in tandem. There was no way this would have been possible without the team I had behind me.
Shlok Sharma, Filmmaker

Haraamkhor promises to be real, sharp, funny and brutal at the same time with its quirky love triangle and unexpected twists. Nawaz as always, seems to be doing what he does best.

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