Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a transgender person in Akshat Ajay Sharma’s directorial debut Haddi
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Haddi
Last Updated: 07.54 AM, Sep 08, 2023
Over the years, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood. Best known for movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, Manjhi – The Mountain Man, Manto and Afwaah, the acclaimed actor is currently making headlines for his powerhouse performance in director Akshat Ajay Sharma’s revenge drama film Haddi, in which he plays the role of a transgender person. Here’s how netizens are reacting to Nawazuddin’s latest release...
Social media reactions
Currently streaming on ZEE5, cinephiles are taking to social media to share their views about Haddi. Taking to X (formerly Twitter), one user wrote, “Not gonna lie Nawazuddin Siddiqui deserve a national award for Haddi what an actor yaar gus jata hai role mai”. Describing Haddi as Nawazuddin’s best performance yet, another user wrote, “#Haddi @Nawazuddin_S marks his one the finest performance! his mooves, His walk, His talk- Makes you Believe in Haddi”.
Meanwhile, some people found the film to be a little slow-paced in the beginning. “#Haddi in start feels like boring and tired but once you watch it for approx. an hour you realise that it's not that bad @anuragkashyap72 shines as a villain And the last 10 minutes of the film is >>> whole movie AVERAGE (less than what I expected)”, one user wrote.
Appreciating Nawazuddin’s acting but also pointing out director’s flaws, one user posted, “This is where @Nawazuddin_S belongs Finally after a long time we have seen him at his best. Except for a few moments the film is created beautifully writing, direction, acting everything is perfect. @AkshatAjay has left the movie weak in 1st 20 & the last 10 minutes !! #Haddi”. While many lauded Nawazuddin’s ‘exceptional’ performance, others did not shy away from noting that it starts off as a ‘slow burner’.
Haddi marks Akshat’s directorial debut. It’s a bone-chilling, revenge drama starring Nawazuddin and Anurag Kashyap, while it also features Ila Arun, Shridhar Dubey, Rajesh Kumar, Vipin Sharma, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Saurabh Sachdeva and Saharsh Shukla in key roles. Co-written by Akshat and Adamya Sharma, the film is produced by Zee Studios.