Haddi‘s biggest problem is that it’s too confusing. It follows the conventional method of starting the story at mid-point and then depicting the back story. Often, this formula works successfully as it makes viewers intrigued about why the protagonist is behaving in a certain way. In the case of Haddi, viewers will scratch their heads as they try to make sense of what exactly is happening. The worst part is that even after the flashback, certain questions remain unanswered. Lastly, there are too many cinematic liberties. Thankfully, the film has some plus points. It doesn’t bore at all, some scenes are well executed and performances are exemplary. Nawazuddin Siddiqui doesn’t look convincing beating baddies twice his size. But otherwise, his acting is terrific. Anurag Kashyap is entertaining. Ila Arun, Vipin Sharma and Rajesh Kumar leave a mark. Vipin Sharma does well in a small role. All in all, Haddi is a disappointing film.
My rating – * ½ out of 5!