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Haram doesn't follow a chronological structure, it shuffles timelines with subtle grace. And an amazing camera by Sathish Kurup makes the movie look classy.
The movie starts with Balakrishnan (Fahad Fasil) confessing to us about a murder he had committed. Two hours into the movie, I still wasn't convinced why he did it in the first place. Maybe it was the answer to the question that has been troubling the communist in him for long or maybe it was a way to identify himself in his world which was torn between his socialist values and capitalist driven corporate reality. But the movie doesn't allow us to get too close to his emotions, so we can’t really know why. However Fahad was brilliant as Balki, this is definitely one of his best recent performances .
Isha is Balki's love, Isha played by Radhika Apte. I liked Radhika but hated Isha. She was unreasonable and at times I wanted to reach out and tell her to stop being a pretentious snob. Maybe if there was a bit more depth to her character, this movie would have been a really good watch.
However liked the movie for the way it made me feel, the subtle emotions and thoughtful dialogues. Thaikkudam Bridge has done the songs and their Theevandi was quiet catchy.
Drawn heavily from the likes of Shyamaprasad, Haram is gentle and original.It takes certain kind of a person to like this film. It might appeal to you if you appreciate artsy films. It may not be the best of its kind,but it certainly has done justice to the work of cinema and deserves special applause, for it had come from a debut director- Vinod Sukumaran.
Slow and sagacious, Haram wouldn't throw the answers at your face; it is questions that it want to leave you with, to ponder upon later.