Review: Blackmail



Genre: Actin, Comedy, Thriller
Duration: 141 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 06-APR-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5

When Dev finds out his wife is cheating on him, he secretly blackmails his wife and her lover as a form of revenge.

Overall Review:
After directing GAME, Force 2 and Delhi Belly, Abinay Deo is back with his 2018’s latest directorial venture “Blackmail”, a black comedy inspired from a true story). Film stars Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Arunoday Singh, and Divya Dutta in the lead roles. Film execution is stylish yet simple. Blackmail’s story revolves around Dev (Irrfan Khan) is a toilet paper salesman who one evening decides to spice up his otherwise mundane life and passionless marriage, by going home early from work with a bunch of roses for his wife. It turns out, that his wife is in bed with another man. This shocking revelation leads to a series of events which are both funny and outrageous. The story and plot of Blackmail are quite novel and entertaining that will keep the audience indulged into the movie (except that it loses steam towards climax) and not allow it to slip into the well of boredom. Irrfan Khan delivers a great performance and surprisingly, he doesn’t get to mouth a lot of dialogues. One of the best performance from the film comes from Arunoday Singh, who has a very crucial role in this movie. Kirti Kulhari and Divya Dutta’s power-packed performances are too impressive. A special mention to Urmila Matondkar who has looked very beautiful in her song “Bewafa Beauty” which is rocking and impressive. Parveez Sheikh has written the story and screenplay and has done a commendable job. The story sticks with you, and the screenplay is written in such a way that the audience is never confused as to what is happening. The music has been selected with a great sense and complements the story of the movie. Parth Parekh’s background music is funky and goes well with the tone of the film. Overall, Blackmail is definitely worth a watch.

PDF Verdict:
“Blackmail” is quite an unconventional entertainer and a good black comedy (similar to the comedies of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee). A Riot worth experiencing.

Ratings: 3.5 on 5
Performance: 4 on 5
Script: 3.5 on 5
Screenplay: 4 on 5
Music / Background Score: 4 on 5

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