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“Blackmail is a savagely funny satire on adultery and blackmail” -Subhash K Jha Review

Blackmail

Starring Irrfan Khan, Kriti Kulhari, Arunodoy Singh, Divya Dutta, Praduman Singh, Anuja Sathe, Omi Vaidya

Directed by Abhinay Deo

If I didn’t know about Irrfan’s health issue I’d still be shaken by his hangdog unenthusiastic expression as he plods through his chosen life of a born loser in this savagely funny satire on adultery and blackmail.

In the strikingly shot (by cinematographer Jay Oza) opening we see Irrfan struggling to stay afloat through his office hours, fighting shy of going home because the spark has gone from his marriage and wife who watches cheesy song sequences on television to while away her time. Actually it was never there, the spark I mean. In a wedding song that comes on at the end of the film taken from Irrfan’s Dev’s marriage to Reena (Kirti Kulhari) seven years earlier, we see how mismatched and ill-at-ease the couple was.
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Aamir Khan praises Kaalakaandi; calls it one of the funniest films in a long time

Aamir Khan praises Kaalakaandi; calls it one of the funniest films in a long time
Aamir Khan has praised one more film which is surely going to help that movie in some way. The film in question is none other than Kaalakaandi, directed by Akshat Verma, who wrote Aamir’s quirky 2011 comedy Delhi Belly. Aamir saw the film at a special screening and tweeted that he found the film very funny and that it made him laugh a lot. He also praised the performance of Saif Ali Khan and the direction of Akshat Verma.

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“What you hear in Kaalakaandi is how these people speak” – Akshat Verma

“What you hear in Kaalakaandi is how these people speak” – Akshat Verma
That brilliant writer of Delhi Belly is at it again. The language of Akshay Verma’s directorial debut Kaalakaandi has stunned shocked and embarrassed many. I remember the then-chairperson of the Cbfc Pahlaj Nihalani warning me, “The gaalis that you will hear in this film are what you’ve never heard in your life.” Akshat laughs, “ThankfullyRead More

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Saif Ali Khan opens up about Cbfc demanding over 72 cuts in Kaalakaandi

Saif Ali Khan opens up about Cbfc demanding over 72 cuts in Kaalakaandi
After starring in Rangoon and Chef this year which didn’t do well at the box office, Saif Ali Khan has once again stepped up and will star in a very different role in his upcoming film, Kaalakaandi. The film marks the directorial debut of Delhi Belly writer Akshat Verma and stars Khan in a quirkyRead More

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Check out Saif Ali Khan as you have never seen him before in the Kaalakaandi trailer

We have your first look into the world of Saif Ali Khan’s Kaalakaandi. The film, which is a raucous tale about life, death, karma, that barrels through one monsoon night in Mumbai, talks about the journey of six characters from different walks of life.

Kaalakaandi’s trailer takes us on a rollercoaster ride with star Saif Ali Khan as you have never seen him before along with the eclectic ensemble of Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Akshay Oberoi, Isha Talwar, Shenaz Treasury, Shivam Patil, Amyra Dastur, Nary Singh and Neil Bhoopalam. The film marks the directorial debut of ‘Delhi Belly’ writer Akshat Verma.

Saif says, “The film is a cross section of Mumbai with underworld goons, doomed bankers and idealistic lovers all mixed together in this karmic tale about love, crime and living a lifetime in one night!! I truly consider it to be one
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8 Bollywood stars whose Stardom is in serious trouble!

8 Bollywood stars whose Stardom is in serious trouble!
The recent brouhaha over Saif Ali Khan’s next film Kalaakandi will now be streamed on Netflix but not released in theatres shows how producers are now jittery about their products when it comes to economics. Director Akshat Verma had made the hit Delhi Belly under the aegis of Aamir Khan Productions six years ago. ButRead More

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The Great British Bake Off 2017, episode four – as it happened

Caramel week in the tent. But who met a sticky end?

9.19pm BST

Well there we go. The thoroughly well-deserved Star Bakersanship award goes to Kate, while, in a surprise to no one, Tom’s back on the sleeper to Edinburgh. Is he from Edinburgh? Who cares. He’s from somewhere, and he’s back there now. Thanks to all of you for the Btl bantz, armchair psychology and comments subsequently removed by a moderator.

I’m off to down some syrup to cut through all this caramel. Or maybe I’ll borrow some of Prue’s lemons; she looks like she’s always got a few on the go. Come say hello on twitter, facebook or Instagram. Or just wiretap my house, and log a transcript of all my calls. That’s the sort of world we voluntarily live in now, isn’t it.

9.16pm BST

I meant The Oa,
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Release of Saif Ali Khan starrer Kaalakaandi pushed, makers yet to announce new release date

Release of Saif Ali Khan starrer Kaalakaandi pushed, makers yet to announce new release date
By now we all know that Saif Ali Khan will soon be seen in the film Kaalakaandi which marks the directorial debut of Delhi Belly writer, Akshat Verma. In fact the makers of the film had recently come out with a teaser that had created a strong buzz online. But now we hear that though it wasRead More

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Diverse cast of Kaalakaandi makes things for director Akshat Verma very interesting!

Having done a phenomenal job on the screenplay of Delhi Belly, Akshat Verma is gearing up for the release of his upcoming directorial venture Kaalakaandi.

The film comprises of an extremely talented bunch of actors including Saif Ali Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vijay Raaz, Deepak Dobriyal, Akshay Oberoi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Isha Talwar, Shenaz Treasury, Amyra Dastur and Neil Bhoopalam in a special appearance.

Working with an ensemble cast could be challenging, but Akshat did it with ease. In fact he had a great time bonding with all of them. “The most interesting thing about working with an ensemble cast is that every day is unpredictable because all these actors have a different way of working, a different way of approaching their scenes and also a different pace to how they come at it.”

“It serves to keep me on my toes in terms of how to configure my direction style to what they would bring.
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Saif Ali Khan: “Kaalakaandi is one of the best movies I’ve been in”

Having done a tremendous job with the screenplay of Delhi Belly, Akshat Verma, who is making his directorial debut with the Saif Ali Khan starrer Kaalakaandi, is on his way to making another urban story that delves into the real life and times of the people living in the city.

In a recent interview Saif Ali Khan said, “Kaalakaandi is one of the best movies I’ve been in. Akshat has done a stellar job reflecting the soul of Mumbai. It highlights its underbelly and counterculture so brilliantly, and for that, it needs to be celebrated।”

Kaalakaandi is a labour of love. It is something that my team and I have been working on for a few years now. The role was tailor-made for Saif and he has done a swell job with his performance. We are overwhelmed with the response that we have received for the teaser and can
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Kaalakaandi was written with Saif Ali Khan in mind

Releasing on September 8th, Kaalakaandi stars Saif Ali Khan. The dark comedy is the directorial debut of Akshat Verma. Having written one of the best new age comedy Delhi Belly back in 2011 which received quite an overwhelming response from the audience, Akshat Verma is all set to showcase his new work with Kaalakaandi.

Set in Mumbai, the movie is said to be a thrilling dark comedy based on the lives of six urban and ambitious characters from different worlds. Kaalakaandi is going to be a raucous tale about life, death and karma that barrels through one monsoon night.

Here’s something cool, Kaalakaandi was written specifically with Saif Ali Khan in mind. It took over two years before the script was presented to the actor and to add to their surprise, Saif gave a nod in just 5 minutes after reading it!

Kaalakaandi is a film I’m so happy to be a part of!
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Cinestaan Boards Saif Ali Khan Vehicle ‘Kaalakaandi’

Cinestaan Boards Saif Ali Khan Vehicle ‘Kaalakaandi’
India and U.K. based Cinestaan Film Company has boarded “Kaalakaandi,” a co-production with India’s Flying Unicorn Entertainment that Cinestaan will release on September 8. The film marks the directing debut of Akshat Verma, who wrote Aamir Khan Productions’ 2011 hit “Delhi Belly.”

The “Kaalakaandi” ensemble cast is led by Saif Ali Khan and features Kunal Roy Kapoor, Vijay Raaz and Amyra Dastur. Set in Mumbai’s underbelly, the film is a dark comedy about six characters from different walks of life whose paths collide during one monsoon night.

Success is vital for both Cinestaan and Khan. Cinestaan’s first venture into production, 2016’s “Mirzya,” was a critical and commercial disaster. And Khan is coming off a string of box office failures, the last one, 2017’s “Rangoon” made a painful dent in Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ balance sheet.

Next up for Cinestaan is Bornila Chatterjee’s “Titus Andronicus” adaptation “The Hungry,” a co-production with Film London.

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After Force 2, Abhinay Deo to direct Irrfan Khan and Kirti Kulhari in Raita

After Force 2, Abhinay Deo to direct Irrfan Khan and Kirti Kulhari in Raita
Back in 2011 filmmaker, Abhinay Deo’s debut venture Delhi Belly turned out to be a rather memorable film. Later in 2016 the director returned to the big screen with the action flick Force 2. Well now we hear that Deo is all set to recreate the magic of DelhiBelly with his next film titled Raita.Read More

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Here’s how Kalakaandi made Saif Ali Khan to fall in love with the city of Mumbai even more

Here’s how Kalakaandi made Saif Ali Khan to fall in love with the city of Mumbai even more
It is not surprising to see a commercial star like Saif Ali Khan trying to explore off-beat films. The actor has dipped his hands in varied genres in the past. This time round, he has decided to experiment with a black comedy, a genre rarely tapped in Bollywood. Akshat Varma (of Delhi Belly fame) willRead More

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Check out the cool Audio Posters from Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees

Directed by National Award Winning filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, Raees, which stars Shah Rukh Khan and set to hit theaters on January 25th, promises an unabashed approach to storytelling, riveting dialogues, and power-packed performances by an ensemble of critically acclaimed talent.

As an artist, Shah Rukh Khan continually reinvents himself and this time in Raees, the undisputed King of Bollywood will captivate fans in a unique avatar who is revered, feared and loved with equal measure. He essays the role of Raees, a man who built an entire empire from scratch in early 1980s to 1990s Gujarat.

Less of a gangster but more of an impresario, Raees gains popularity and trust through his sharp, entrepreneurial and ruthless business mind, eventually turning him into the single most powerful man in the state. His unfettered determination, guided by a heart of gold, earns him a cult following. His character encapsulates a distinct and unique blend of personas,
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