Blackमेल Movie Review: Abhinay Deo proves that suspense can also be FUN
By Soumyaranjan Sahoo
Apr 8, 2018
The Black-Comedy movie Blackmail has hit the theatre on 6th April. Starring Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Arunoday Singh, Divya Dutta, and Omi Vaidya in lead, the movie has got the critics attention immediately with it’s dark-humor. Irrfan Khan who plays the role of a cheated husband has given one of his best performances yet. Whereas Arunoday Singh as Ranjit Arora has delivered sparkles with his man-child act.
Coming to the plot, Irrfan can be seen as Dev Kaushal who is a married man with no love life. Off comes the hand of a friend which provokes him to give a kickstart to his love life. But who knows that life would turn upside down, which it does. In the rush of giving a surprise, Dev himself gets a shock by finding out about his wife’s extramarital affair with another man. He even imagines himself killing either of them in separately. But he decides to blackmail the other man which gives the whole story a complete u-turn.
The story got even more interesting when Dev describes his plan over a drink to his friend who can’t keep it as a secret and tells another female colleague over another drink. As they say, “One may smile and smile and be the villain”, the female employee with an innocent face turns out to be villainous. When she also starts to blackmail Dev for blackmailing his wife’s lover, the chain of blackmail gets a real rush. But soon it breaks and the blood comes to the chain by the accidental death of the female blackmailer.
The story has nothing much to do with the female lead Kirti Kulhari and Boss DK Omi Vaidya. It revolves around the Blackmailer #1 (Dev Kaushal), Blackmailer #2 (The Female employee) and The Blackmailer #3 (Ranjit Arora). The suspense between the characters has a great impact. Even though the box office collections are low, the movie is riding on positive reviews and word of the mount.
Our in-house critic Dev Meher has given the movie a 4 stars out of 5. Watch the video review for Blackmail Here: