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Blackmail (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 6 April 2018 (USA)
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When Dev finds out his wife is cheating on him, he secretly blackmails his wife and her lover as a form of revenge.

Director:

Abhinay Deo

Writers:

Parveez Sheikh (story and screenplay), Pradhuman Singh (dialogue)
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Credited cast:
Irrfan Khan ... Dev Kaushal
Kirti Kulhari ... Reena
Arunoday Singh ... Ranjit Arora
Urmila Matondkar ... Mili (dancer in bewafa beauty song)
Gajraj Rao ... Chawla
Divya Dutta ... Dolly Verma
Alfredo Tavares ... Inspector Andrew
Omi Vaidya ... DK
Anuja Sathe ... Prabha Ghatpande
Neelima Azim ... Dolly's mother
Anjali Ujawane ... Prabha's Mother
Pradhuman Singh Pradhuman Singh ... Anand Tripathi
Saheb Das Manik Puri Saheb Das Manik Puri ... BMC Peon
Vibha Chhibber Vibha Chhibber ... Blind woman
Atul Kale Atul Kale ... BST Shankar
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Dev Kaushal is a full time working man with an unexcited life on the requests of his friend Anand.He decides to surprise his wife Reena in order to make it exciting.But when he reaches home to surprise her he is shocked to see his wife with her boyfriend Ranjeet.Dev then decides to blackmail him and extort money from or else he will tell about his secret affair to his wife Dolly. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Abhinay Deo's second comedy after much appreciated Delly Belly in 2011. See more »

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The scene where Anand talks to his wife's father on the phone, his wife is dead. But we can see her blink once when the shot is from behind her. See more »

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Happy Happy
Written by Badshah
performed by Badshah and Aastha Gill
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An impressive situational comedy.
6 April 2018 | by shekhutomarSee all my reviews

7 years after the release of one of the best situational comedies, Abhinay Deo brings us another comedy thriller, 'Blackmail'. Considering how tough this genre of cinema is this is an excellent film. Just like 'Delhi Belly', 'Blackmail' takes its time to build the pace.

Dev(Irrfan Khan) is living in a burdened marriage leading to a sad monotonous routine. One day he catches his wife Reema(Kirti Kulhari) in bed with her lover Ranjit Arora(Arunoday Singh) who is married to a rich brat Dolly Verma(Divya Dutta). With a bunch of loans and EMIs to pay he hatches a plan to blackmail Ranjit for a sum of Rupees 1 lakh. But what happens next turns his whole plan upside down thus starting a chain to events changing his life forever.

Abhinay had his task cut out with a totally unknown cast to support Irrfan and barring Arunoday everyone has done a firm job. Every character is given their personal screen-time thus reducing the dependency on Irrfan who is as always fantastic. Some of the scenes are memorable and might be remembered for years. But the movie lacks in a department where most situational comedies score: dialogues. The dialogues are very simple and thus the frequent punches are missing.

One of my personal favorites Gajraj Rao makes a refreshing appearance on the big screen as Chawla. Pradhuman Singh as Anand Tripathi is also a charm but Kirti's character is a bit of a fail. What makes 'Blackmail' even more intriguing is that you are not able to judge how to the story would unfold even till the last scene. A formidable follow up to 'Delhi Belly'.


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