Shlok Sharma makes an impressive directorial debut with Haraamkhor which speaks of how the idea of romance can make monsters of men when the thin line between love and lust gets blurred. The film depicts the attrocities committed to minor girls by the ones who are supposed to protect and nurture them. Kudos to Sharma for picking up a brave story and refraining from resorting to any gory depiction just for the sake of titillation. He infuses humour seamlessingly in his dark themed film and gives you plenty of laughs and chills.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui walks away with yet another applause-worthy performance of a sexual predator. His character Shyam is a creep who disguises his lust as love and masterfully manipulates those around him to attain his carnal desires. You loathe him, yet you never fail to laugh at his humour-infused lines!
Haraamkhor deals with a taboo subject and the theme may not be everyone's cup of tea. But that doesn't stop it from being a captivating watch for Sharma's skillful treatment and the superlative performances. Go for it if you are looking out for some escape from the usual stale crowd-pleasers!