Blackmail

Hindi
ComedyThriller
06 Apr, 2018
2 hrs 19 mins
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Dev, a toilet paper salesman, in an attempt to spice up his rather monotonous and boring married life, returns home early one day to only find his wife in bed with her lover, Ranjit. Perplexed, the man decides to do something unusual; he starts blackmailing Ranjit for money, leading to a series of outrageous yet hilarious events.
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Verdict: A looney black comedy that makes for a side-splitting watch. Abhinay Deo is a filmmaker who likes to explore the edgy, slightly dark side of cinema. The ad-cum-feature filmmaker impressed everyone with Delhi Belly and he is now back to the dark business with another black comedy, Blackmail, which is plain crazy. What's Blackmail []... ...Read full review
The plot of Blackmail is its hero and it manages to strike a good balance between dark and funny. Characters are bumped off, sometimes in most gory detail and strange events unfold, but the film never loses its vein of easy, black humour. This is one of the most wickedly funny films that weve seen in a long time. ...Read full review
BLACKMAIL, directed by DELHI BELLY director Abhinay Deo, attempts to tell one such tale and as per the makers, it is inspired from a true story. So does BLACKMAIL manage to entertain with its novel storyline? Or does it turn out to be a disappointing fare? Lets analyse. ...Read full review
Abhinay Deo is an ad-cum-feature filmmaker whose cinema explores the edgy-slightly dark side of life. A fan of Hollywood`s Coen Brothers - Joel and Ethan whose cinema borders on gritty and funny, Deo takes the path they do, without really copying. One saw Abhinay do a fabulous job in Delhi Belly and one must laud his efforts in Blackmail, too. ...Read full review
The films protagonist, Dev Kaushal (Irrfan Khan), is a study in monotony. His life seems to be as insipid as his work which is selling toilet paper in a country that doesnt believe in using them. With several EMI deadlines looming large, the last thing he needs is an over-enthusiastic boss who, instead of approving of his pending raise, awards him with a campaign to slog over. ...Read full review
The story of Blackmail revolves around the life of three people Dev (Irrfan Khan) an honest husband, Reena (Kriti Kulhari) the cheating wife and Ranjit (Arunoday Singh) lover of the cheating wife. It all starts when Dev gets to know his wife is cheating on him with someone else. He goes through three options mentally killing the wife, killing the lover or blackmailing the lover. ...Read full review
Dev Kaushik (Irrfan Khan) in Blackmail makes a very profound statement quite early on: Shaadi toh gaaon mein chalti hai, shehar mein toh band bajta hai. That, precisely, is the leitmotif on which the Abhinay Deo film hinges ontwo urban marriages, both with their own sets of issues, and an extra-marital affair. ...Read full review
Blackmail`s story revolves around Dev Kaushal (Irrfan Khan) and Reena (Kirti Kulhari) a couple suffering from the seven-year itch with Reena finding her spice in life in bed with ex-boyfriend Ranjeet (Arunoday Singh) and Dev satisfying his kinks in his office`s toilet in front of stolen photographs of his colleagues` and boss` wives. ...Read full review
Abhinav Deos Blackmail offers several similar moments to cherish and celebrate. The Delhi Belly director is back with yet another black comedy and he has a novel story and some wonderful actors Irrfan Khan, Divya Dutta Kirti Kulhari and Arunoday Singh - to support him in the endeavour. ...Read full review
The blackmail referred to in the title of Irrfan Khans new film doesnt point to merely one instance of extortion but in fact a whole chain of cash extraction by arm-twisting. Chances are you probably figured that out from watching the films trailer, which, frankly, gives away a lot more than it should. ...Read full review
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