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Directed by : Abhinay Deo

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Blackmail belongs to the space that is quirky, dark & absolutely nerve wrecking. Starring Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Arunoday Singh and Divya Dutta in key roles, the film is set around the premise of chaos and comedy. Blackmail was initially titled Raita and was set for a 30th March release. The film is directed by Abhinay D...more


“Quirky humor & unpredictability make this one a refreshing watch!”

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Irrfan Khan


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The bored, broke husband, the unfaithful wife, a loveless marriage and then blackmail

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The opening scenes show a scenario where a young husband (Irrfan Khan) makes an early entry home to find his wife (Kirti Kulhari) in bed with another man ( Arunodaya Singh). In a normal case there would be a few options for the husband, that is to shoot dead the lover or wife or both and then run or surrender. This movie develops another unusual plot where the husband who is under heavy debts of EMI for home ,car etc sees an opportunity for making some money and decides to blackmail the lover. However this doesn't work out as simple as that and leads to a series of blackmails by all the involved persons. Complications follow and murders take place and the movie takes the form of a black comedy.
Director Abhinav Deo maintains the style of "Delhi belly" combining crime with humour to create quirky situations. He also runs a parallel track with Omi Vaidya planning some eccentric sales promotion of toilet paper of which Irrfan is in charge. This leads to some hillarious situations.
Sample some hilariously bizarre situations created in the film. Where does a private investigator meet his client? Once bang in the middle of a cremation and once at a marriage reception. The sales promoter of toilet paper gets water supply of the city cut so that citizens are forced to buy his toilet paper next morning. Where does the husband go for flowers to give his wife ? To the cemetery. Another scene of quirkiness. Masturbating in the toilet in front of a lady's photo ( including boss's wife).

The second half of the film is a merry madhouse with almost each character blackmailing the other for some money. Needless to say the viewer is kept sufficiently engaged as he watches these crazy developments. There is a turn or twist every 15 minutes since all characters get roped in the serial blackmail with common feelings of lust and greed. Its a fun ride all the way with no questions asked.