Producer: Krishan Kumar, Bhushan Kumar, Abhinay Deo, Apurba Sengupta
Director: Abhinay Deo
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Arunoday Singh, Divya Dutta, Omi Vaidya, Gajraj Rao, Anuja Sathe, Abhijit Chavan, Pradhuman Singh Mall, Neelima Azim (Guest appearance), Urmila Matondkar (Cameo)
Music: Amit Trivedi, Badshah
Genre: Black Comedy
Blackmail (2018) Story:
Dev (Irrfan Khan) is a Toilet Paper salesman. He finds his wife Reena (Kirti Kulhari) in his bedroom with his boyfriend Ranjit (Arunoday Singh). He blackmails Ranjit. But he himself gets caught in his trap. What is this trap? How will Dev escape from it? Will he? To know answers, you have to watch ‘Blackmail!’
The story is excellent. It has a novelty. There are some sub-stories with the main story, which also entertain.
The script is engaging. You can’t predict what is going to happen, and this is what goes on in favor of the movie. Because of this, the interest in the movie remains intact.
The characters of the movie are quirky. Some scenes have been created around them that you can laugh at. All the characters are funny.
After 10-15 minutes, the director keeps hold on the movie completely. Instead of making the movie thriller, the director has put more focus on making it humorous. The humor is subtle in the movie. The direction is simple yet effective. Abhinay has presented brilliantly this movie.
Though the tracks of the story look confused and complicated, they have done in a sensible manner.
Irrfan Khan has been given fewer dialogues. He acts with his facial expressions and eyes. He makes comic scenes subtly without making loud expressions. His performance is a watch-worthy in the movie.
Arunoday Singh complements Irrfan’s acting. After his entry, the movie becomes more entertaining. He has created a variety of faces and has given his character a comic look.
Kirti Kulhari looks pretty, but she has a little scope. Anuja Sathe does a wonderful job in her small role.
The acting of Omi Vaidya, Divya Dutta, Gajraj Rao, Abhijit Chavan, Pradhuman Singh Mall and other actors is also excellent.
The production design is realistic and simple. The music and background music helps to the theme of the movie. The cinematography helps to make the movie realistic.
Dialogues are witty.
The first 10-15 minutes are boring. There have been a lot of scenes regarding toilet jokes in the movie, which could have been reduced.
There are repeating of the same scene, hence the second half becomes uninteresting.
There are some drawbacks to the script. For examples, the loveless married life of Dev and Reena, Ranjit and his wife’s hatred, these tracks have not been highlighted.
The climax is disappointed. The climax has left some loopholes.
The editing could be crisper, as the movie is 20 minutes longer. ‘Bewafa Beauty’ picturized on Urmila Matondkar looks forced.
Is This Movie Worth to Watch?
Yes. It is a one-time watch movie.