‘Haraamkhor’ trailer: Nawazuddin is promising in his role

Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer film ‘Haraamkhor’ has finally been granted a censor certificate after a very long wait, and the trailer of the film was launched on Tuesday, December 27.

‘Haraamkhor’ is the feature film debut of director Shlok Sharma. The movie is set in Gujarat and revolves around a married school teacher who gets romantically involved with one of his students.

Shweta Tripathi of ‘Masaan’ fame plays the role of the student, and the film was supposed to be her Bollywood debut. Nawaz plays the role of the teacher.

The trailer shows a young student having a crush on the same girl with whom his teacher has an illicit relation. He is seen complaining to his friend what the girl saw in the teacher that she loves him and not him. The boy also peeps into the girl’s bathroom and happily tells his friend, that If a boy and a girl see each other naked, their marriage is guaranteed. Even the teacher’s wife seems to have got air of her husband’s illicit affair and is seen slapping him and walking out on him.

From the trailer, the film has got both laughter and tears, and will compel one to think a lot. The film’s subject matter is very sensitive and controversial, but the makers have handled it well assuming a comic mode.

‘Haraamkhor’ has been screen at festivals like New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), where Nawaz was bestowed the Best Actor award in May last year, and also at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, where Shweta won the Best Actress award and shared it with Kalki Koechlin, who won it for 'Margarita With A Straw'.

However, owing to the sensitive subject, the Central Board of Film Certification had refused to pass it, but the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal reversed the ban on the film, last week.

The film is set to release on January 13, 2017.