Anurag Kashyap’s Haraamkhor to globe-trot around film festivals
Anurag Kashyap’s Haraamkhor which is almost on the verge of completion will be seen making rounds of film festivals across the globe before it is released in India.
The film directed by Shlok Sharma, one of the youngest directors working under the Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt Ltd. (AKFPL) banner who had previously assisted Anurag Kashyap in No Smoking, Dev D, Gangs of Wasseypur, Haraamkhor stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and newbie Shweta Tripathi in lead roles.
Director Shlok Sharma came into the limelight with short films like Tubelight Ka Chand and Hidden Cricket.
The story revolves around a lecherous teacher hitting on one of his students, the film was written in 3 days.
“We did pre-production work for 12 days before we went on floor. The film was wrapped up within 16 days. The background score of the film is complete. Now, the final print is being worked upon. We would be ready with it by the first week of July,” says Sharma.
In the last few years, while some of the small-budget films have got tremendous support from the industry, others with hard-hitting subjects like Haraamkhor haven’t been able to even picture their days of glory.
Peddlers, Monsoon Shootout and Ugly are others from the AKFPL banner that have got critical acclaim at festivals, but have been stuck for theatrical release.
The director says that getting a film with an off-beat and dark plot line released is a tough task. “Everyone wants returns and that makes it even more difficult. I don’t mind if it takes a little while, but I want my film to get a good release, the way Delhi Belly was released after three years, instead of a mandatory release at select theatres at odd-timings.” However, Sharma is optimistic that the film will be released by the year-end.