Haraamkhor (transl. Scoundrel) is a 2015 Indian romantic drama film directed by Shlok Sharma. It stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi. Jasleen Royal is the music composer. The film was shot in just 16 days.
In April 2017, an 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 at the 15th annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) and Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). Nawazuddin Siddiqui received the Best Actor award at the NYIFF.
Shyam is a school teacher in a village. Sandhya, and her best friends Mintu and Kamal are some of his students. Kamal has a crush on Sandhya, but she is not interested. After school, Shyam visits Sandhya’s home to have some documents notarized by her father, who is a local police inspector. Sandhya and Shyam become closer. Sandhya takes care of her father when he arrives home drunk. She follows him to a party when he lies to her about going on a work trip. On her way home, Sandhya falls and injures her knee and goes to Shyam’s house, where his wife, Sunita cares for her and lets her stay with them for the night. Sandhya spies on Shyam and Sunita having sex. While she is asleep, Shyam tries to talk to Sandhya and teases her, but she is angry with him.
The next day, Sandhya rebukes Shyam for lying to her about how he and his wife did not have sexual relations. It is revealed that Sandhya’s mom abandoned her as a child and her father has started dating someone new, but was waiting for the right time to tell her. Shyam fixes an old moped (Luna) at Sandhya’s home. They meet in secret and start having an affair. Kamal is jealous and Mintu wants to help him.
Sandhya and Shyam have sex. One month later, she reveals that she hasn’t gotten her period, so they make a secret trip to the city. At the woman’s clinic, Sandhya is recognized by her father’s girlfriend, who keeps her secret. Sandhya is not pregnant and she and Shyam share a laugh about it. When they return to the village, Shyam tells Sandhya that they should stop seeing each other and keep their relationship strictly a student-teacher one.
Rumors reveal their secret anyway and Sunita threatens to leave Shyam. Shyam scolds and hits Sandhya for being obvious. Meanwhile, Mintu and Kamal wreak havoc in Shyam’s empty home. Sunita comes back home. Shyam becomes suspicious of the kids breaking and entering his home when he sees them with some of his stuff. Shyam catch holds of Mintu and kills him by asphyxiation. Kamal manages to escape. But as he sees Shyam trying to suffocate Mintu to death, he returns with a rock and hits it hard on Shyam, killing him in the process.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Shyam Tekchand, School Master
Shweta Tripathi as Sandhya, student
Trimala Adhikari as Sunita, Shyam’s wife
Mohammad Samad as Mintu, Sandhya’s classmate
Irfan Khan as Kamal, Sandhya’s classmate
Harish Khanna as Raghuvir Singh, police inspector, Sandhya’s father
Shreya Shah as Neelu, Sandhya’s father’s girlfriend
Hanif as Shaktimaan
Jhanvi Trivedi as Archana
Nandini Khatri as Bindiya
Puja Banerjee as Gynaecologist