Haraamkhor (The Wretched) | European Premiere
Director: Shlok Sharma Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shweta Tripathi, Trimala Adhikari. Run time: 92 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15 Language: Hindi with English subtitles | Year: | Country: India
From the people who brought you worldwide critical and commercial success The Lunchbox, comes this riveting tale of forbidden love. In a dusty town in Gujarat, while a nation rumbling towards economic progress churns away in the background, a school and its inmates are thrown into sharp relief. A married schoolteacher develops more than an academic interest in one of his comely students and the feeling is mutual. It doesn’t help that the girl’s father is a high-ranking police officer. Debutant director Shlok Sharma who has assisted Indian indie Godfather Anurag Kashyap on Dev D and Gangs of Wasseypur in the past, ratchets up the tension, resulting in a mesmerising journey that ends in a searing, soaring, emotional finale. As usual, indie king Nawazuddin Siddiqui delivers a command performance, matched turn for turn by the fresh faced Shweta Tripathi.