Haraamkhor trailer: Funny take on complex coming-of-age story

Directed by Shlok Sharma, the film offers a glimpse into the complex emotions of love from the point of view of two young boys.

Shriram Iyengar

The announcement of Haraamkhor's release has created quite a buzz among cinephiles on the Internet. From its latest trailer, the buzz seems well worth it.

Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi, the film gives a touch of colour, comedy and pathos to a sensitive story. Offering a glimpse into the school life of young boys growing up in a small town, the trailer has a touch of dark comedy to its lightness. 

From its first scene of Siddiqui playing a teacher with rough edges to the antics of the boys trying to get their first peek at a girl, the film skirts the edge of controversy without losing its humour. The light music, by Jasleen Royal, is a contrast to the tension that is twrit large throughout the trailer. The trailer builds up the narrative of the film without giving much away. 

The love story of a teacher and a girl seen through the point of view of two boys, Haraamkhor is the debut feature of Shlok Sharma. The film has already created waves on the festival circuit winning the Silver Gateway Award at the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) festival in 2015. Since then, the film has also premiered at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) and the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). Siddiqui was named Best Actor at the NYIFF.

Co-produced by Guneet Monga's Sikhya Entertainment and Anurag Kashyap, Haraamkhor is set to open in theatres on 13 January 2017. 

Watch the Haraamkhor trailer: