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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Irrfan Khan ... Dev Kaushal
Kirti Kulhari ... Reena
Urmila Matondkar ... Mili (dancer in bewafa beauty song)
Divya Dutta ... Dolly Verma
Alfredo Tavares ... Inspector Andrew
Anuja Sathe ... Prabha Ghatpande
Gajraj Rao ... Chawla
Omi Vaidya ... DK
Arunoday Singh ... Ranjit Arora
Neelima Azim ... Dolly's mother
Atul Kale Atul Kale ... BST Shankar
Pradhuman Singh Pradhuman Singh ... Anand Tripathi
Anjali Ujawane ... Prabha's Mother
Vibha Chhibber Vibha Chhibber ... Blind woman
Tanuka Laghate Tanuka Laghate ... Reporter
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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raita See more »

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Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with tumor during the film making. 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 »

Soundtracks

Nindaraan Diyaan
lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya
music by Amit Trivedi
performed by Amit Trivedi, Rajiv Sunderesan, Suhas Sawant and Arun Kamath
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Irrfan rocks! Amit Trivedi's good music. Bit slow. Reccomandable.
6 April 2018 | by maulin5See all my reviews

Film has Irrfan in the lead and that is fine enough for somebody to decide whether he is going to watch or not! Director Abhinay Deo is back in his favorite genre - Dark Comedy.

Well, comedy is something which one enjoys loudly while seeing it. One laughs out loud or cheers mainly in comic scenes. But here, not a single person in the hall was laughing. Actually, I was the only one who laughed at some points in the film. So, I would not term this film a Dark Comedy, but a Dark Humour.

Film is about Dev (Irrfan) who finds out one night that his wife (Kirti) is cheating on him. Because of EMIs and other interests, he decides to blackmail his wife- Reena's lover for some money. The lover boy (Arunoday Singh) asks for money to his wife Dolly (Divya Dutta). But her parents want the amount back from him. So, Lover Boy also blackmails his lover a.k.a. Dev's wife. Eventually, Dev is giving money to his wife which later he collects from that Lover boy. Meanwhile, colleagues of Dev also come in the picture to make some money. The chain becomes extremely complicated. For unlocking it, watch out this one.

Irrfan is superb. The scene of him running from his house after getting shocked to see his wife with another man is fantastic. Kirti is suitable and good. Arunoday delivers a good performance. Divya Dutta is as usual classy. Omi Vaidya is nice, too. Anuja Sathe plays an important role along with Pradhuman Singh and Gajraj Rao.

After Irrfan, the major plus point of this film is its music and songs. Amit Trivedi has given superb songs. First time I enjoyed all the rap songs in a film. Each and every song is perfect according to the story line. Lyrics has been written accordingly as well. 'Bewafa Beauty Pyaar Mein Cheating Kar Gayi!' Urmila Matondkar is there too in this item song. 'Nindaraan Diyaan' & 'Sataasat' are perfect. Patola and Happy Happy are not in the film, but they're also good.

Abhinay Deo is a good director. Each scene has its own element. First song of the film where Irrfan is all alone in the office and goes to bathroom says it all. The detailing of each posters and usage of props are up to the mark.

Though, this film is not as good as Delhi Belly. It is very slow. If you don't like to see new concepts in films, you will never gonna complete this film. Background score is superb. But still, we feel too much length of many scenes. Good editing or a good screenplay could have put this film in the league of classics. As of now, if you have patience, than only you will love it. Also, post interval part is not that slow as the pre-interval part. The game is happening till the last frame. So if you are giving it a chance, wait for the end. You will surely feel that- 'The time spent well'!

On the whole, pray for Irrfan's speedy recovery. Take your time along with you to enjoy his latest dark humour- Blackmail!


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