Have you ever asked yourself, ‘What does it take to redefine clichés and stereotypes?’
The answer is inscribed in Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s latest crime thriller “ Haddi.”
An Out-of-the-Ordinary Tale of Love and Revenge
“Haddi” recruits the audience into a world shaded with a different prism – the transgender community, systematically underserved by the mainstream film industry.
The movie magnifies the life-limiting prejudices transgender people face all while grappling with additional complexities of land-grabbing politicians, heartless thugs, and the occasional lapse into grotesque horror.
Beyond the plot gaps, the film dishes up a handful of stunning performances.
Saurabh Sachdeva, Ila Arun, and Anurag Kashyap bring their characters to life with compelling conviction.
Subtle yet powerful, their performances are laudable.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – The Transgender Icon
Nawazuddin Siddiqui owns the screen — and the film — in his portrayal of Haddi, oscillating between gentle vulnerability and smoldering rage.
He embodies Haddi/Harika with a rare sensitivity that wins over the audience’s empathy. He did complete justice to the embodiment.
“Haddi” is a gamble – bold, unorthodox, and unapologetic.
It pushes debates and conversations, probing at the comfortable confines of mainstream cinema.
The plot may stumble, but the narrative is rich and layered, making it an undoubtedly gripping watch.
While “Haddi” has its own flaws, the movie is a brave leap and much-needed voice towards creating an inclusive cinematic space.
Twisted with elements intensifying the plot, it is sure to catch your attention.