• 21 Apr - 27 Apr, 2018
  • Omair Alavi
  • Reviews

Irrfan Khan has carried many films on his shoulders and Blackmail is one such venture where he takes over at the beginning and leaves at the conclusion. The story might resemble that of a dark film but the way it has been executed, it comes out as an entertaining black comedy where the sympathies lie with the protagonist instead of the rest of the cast that tries to take advantage of the situation.

In this Abhinay Deo venture, Dev (Irrfan Khan) plays a husband whose wife Reena (Kirti Kulhari) is cheating on him; despite knowing the whole story, he decides to play along and makes some money from his wife’s lover Ranjit (Arunodhay Singh) who himself lives on his wife Dolly’s riches. Dolly (Divya Dutta) and her parents don’t trust Ranjit and ask him to pay a part of the money he took or be ready for the consequences.

Interesting, isn’t it? Who has the last laugh… who comes out as the richer person is what makes Blackmail all the more interesting.

Besides the supercool Irrfan Khan, the film has many actors who fit their characters perfectly. Arunodhay Singh is perfect as a cheating husband and lover whereas Divya Dutta reminds you of her old self when she took Bollywood by storm. Omi Vaidya tries to do a 3 Idiots kinda role again and irritates big time. Had the level of toilet humour been less the film might have done well at the BO. But right now it does okay at the box office despite Urmila Matondkar’s return as an item girl.