Haramkhor Cast & Crew:
BannerMonjoy Joy Mukerji Productions Anikaa Films
Release Date05 Aug 2016
ProducerDeepakk R. Gupta, Neha D. Gupta, Monjoy Joy Mukerji
DirectorMonjoy Joy Mukerji
Star CastSahil Anand, Niyati Joshi, Vikram Koccher, Divya Choksey, Nilesh Lalwani, Jayaka Yagnik, Herry Tangri, Sareh Far
Music DirectorAjay Singha Subash Pradhan
Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy movie starring Sahil Anand, Herry Tangiri, Vikram Kochhar, Nilesh Lalwani, Niyati Joshi, Divya Choksey, Jayaka Yagnik and Sareh Far.
Verdict : Worth Watching
An affair between a 15-year-old student and her much older, married teacher is the centrepiece of Shlok Sharma's directorial debut. A lonely 15-year-old Sandhya (Shweta Tripathi) has a dysfunctional and toxic relationship with her father, who neglects her and is also having an affair. She finally finds some solace in the arms of her much older Maths teacher Shyam Tekchand (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who is married to Sunita (Trimala Adhikari).
However, Sandhya isn’t the only one with a crush on an older person. There’s Kamal (Irfan Khan) of Chillar Party fame, who harbours secret a love for Sandhya. What follows is Kamal’s conventional ways of wooing Sandhya, and her illicit, yet stormy affair with Shyam.
Performance-wise, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi, both seasoned actors, play their respective parts effortlessly and with finesse. Both of them have found ways to charm the audience with their portrayal of Shyam and Sandhya. Child actors Kamal (Irfan Khan) and Mintu (Mohammad Saad) have done a fine job of playing village urchins who are curious about sex.
Handling a gritty reality is not everyone’s cup of tea but Shlok Sharma, who was an assistant director to Anurag Kashyap on Dev D and Gangs of Wasseypur, has balanced it well while at the helm of this film. He has nuanced the film very well and does not glorify the sexual relationship between teacher and minor. The movie also has its share of quirky moments and some light comedy.
Although Sharma does a decent job as director, he should have worked doubly hard on the screenplay. The movie fails to engage throughout, thanks to poor writing, and it tends to get monotonous. Apart from writing, another problem with the film is editing, which in several places jars while some scenes appear disjointed.