I watched Haraamkhor when it released. I am writing this now because I’ve gotten obsessed. I’ve not gotten obsessed with the movie itself, but I am obsessed with how desperately the movie tries to be a masterpiece, and ends up being just an okay movie. Haraamkhor starts with two teenage boys in a small Indian town. These two kids are at the brink of losing innocence and are about to take the plunge towards a life of misdeeds and crime. We see their energies inappropriately channeled, and no checks for crossing boundaries. These kids study at a school where studies don’t matter, and people in general have no idea of discovery. This happens a lot in a small towns in our country where parents of such children have had a life of no self-discovery, unending labor, and meagre ambitions. They stop their kids from taking extra food rather than stopping them from stealing.Continue reading “Haraamkhor Movie Review: Or, Aargh! Move Hindi Indie, Move!”
‘Haraamkhor’ is a forthcoming Hindi film directed by Shlok Sharma.The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi. The film which has been long ready and been noticed in the festival circuit is now finally being released by Indian Film Studios on 13th January, 2017. Produced by Guneet Monga, Feroze Alameer, Anurag Kashyap and Achin Jain, Jasleen Royal is the music composer of the film while Siddarth Diwan is the DOP and Kratika Adhikari is the editor. The film was shot in 16 days only.In April 2015, a 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 in 15th annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) and Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). Nawazuddin Siddiqui received the Best Actor award for the film at the New York Indian Film Festival.Continue reading “Haraamkhor: Trailer”
Into its sixth year in India (globally in its 17th edition), MANHATTAN SHORT has witnessed an overwhelming participation from short film and documentary filmmakers across the heartland and hinterlands of India. Taking the euphoria to the next level, MANHATTAN SHORT India and Vivantaby Taj have co-launched their flagship ‘Vote for India’ initiative for the second consecutive year that empowers viewers and encourages participating film makers in equal measure. India’s leading alternate content pioneer and aggregator Pocket Films has also joined hands to power this edition.Continue reading “MANHATTAN SHORT 2015 along with Vivanta by Taj empowers voters to make Indian films win the coveted title”
Shweta Tripathi is an Indian actor best known for playing the role of Zenia Khan in the Disney Channel Original Series Kya Mast Hai Life. She also acted in an ad of Tata Sky download and McDonald’s and most recently Tata Tea and Kinley. Her first feature film ‘Haraamkhor’ opposite Nawazuddin Siddqui has been selected for at the Opening Gala at IFFLA. She plays one of the protagonists, Shaalu Gupta, in Masaan.