A lot of people were hoping this film to be an epitome of black comedy but it has failed to meet up the expectations of the audience. Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Arunoday Singh and Divya Dutta starrer Blackmail has failed to win our hearts with its quirky cinematic experience, poor lighting, and sloppy storyline. Apart from the tacky celluloid experience, Abhinay Deo has tried hard to showcase the miserable middle-class life of the protagonist, who is “not really” trying hard to get some quick money to pay off his EMI.
Irrfan Khan plays Dev, is a toilet-paper sales executive, who is desperately waiting for an increment to solve his monetary problems. Unsatisfied with his wife, his obsession with other people’s wife’s photographs have left us all with an irk. One fine evening Dev decides to surprise his wife but himself gets a shocker when finds his wife has an extra-marital affair. He doesn’t know what to do, being a non-violent person, Dev decides to blackmail the other man. A lot of people join this blackmail bandwagon, which leads to unpredictable twists.
Abhinay Deo’s cinematography strives for some attention with some absurd scenes involving Khan as a pathological masturbator and his wishful imagination of killing people.
Suddenly, everyone blackmailing everyone else is happening far too easily, with some blackmailers possessing zero evidence and yet getting paid off. The only thing nice about the film is characters. Divya Dutta plays the role of an alcoholic wife, which she pulls of with utter ease. Its Kirti Kulhari’s too-much innocence that leads to the entire blackmail thing-y. Irrfan Khan shines bright in this black comedy with his great acting,
If you are up for a B-grade film, with tackiness around you, Blackmail is your thing.
We give Blackmail 2 stars with no kink!
A lot of people were hoping this film to be an epitome of black comedy but it has failed to meet up the expectations of the audience. Irrfan Khan,...2.0