Shlok Sharma’s directorial debut Haraamkhor turns six immediately. Released in 2017, the darkly comedian indie starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui as a schoolteacher who initiates a liaison with a minor scholar, performed by Shweta Tripathi. After premiering on the New York Indian Film Festival in 2015, Haraamkhor had a belated theatrical launch in India (it is presently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar).
Shlok, identified for steering brief movies like Tubelight Ka Chaand and Bombay Mirror, was an assistant of Anurag Kashyap earlier than directing his first characteristic with Haraamkhor. Co-produced by Guneet Monga, the movie was critically acclaimed and even recovered its modest price range.
“I keep in mind getting into one of many cinema halls in Andheri with a bunch of my mates,” Shlok remembers concerning the movie’s launch. “It was my first movie and I used to be ready for something that it introduced my means from the viewers – roses, brickbats, something. I wasn’t certain what display it was enjoying on, when considered one of my mates opened the door and a blast of laughter got here out at us, and we realised it was Haraamkhor enjoying inside. I’ll always remember the sensation of seeing a display full of individuals laughing collectively at one thing that took the sweat and blood of your entire crew.”
Shlok’s subsequent, Two Sisters and a Husband, was screened on the Tribeca Film Festival in 2022. It’s additionally a drama exploring a taboo relationship.