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Blackmail Movie Review

Blackmail Hindi Movie Review 

Average Ratings:3.33/5
Score:86% Positive
Reviews Counted:9
Positive:6
Neutral:2
Negative:1

Ratings:3/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:News18

It’s the film’s unique brand of humor – some of it pitch black and Coen-esque – that makes Blackmail worth your time, despite its shortcomings. Be warned that it’s too long by at least 20 minutes, and requires patience. But give it a chance. A lot of it flies.I’m going with three out of five.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Anupama Chopra Site:Filmcompanion

The story gets repetitive as one blackmail plays over another and soon enough, the energy deflates. Blackmail is about controlled chaos but to pull that off, you need much sharper writing and a faster pace. Blackmail is twenty minutes too long and unnecessarily bloated. At one point, Urmila Matondkar shows up in a nightclub. It’s nice to see her on screen again but it adds little to the film. I also wish the talented Kirti Kulhari had more to do. Abhinay clearly has a keen eye for the darkness and absurdity of daily life but Blackmail isn’t sparkling enough to sustain interest.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Shubhra Site:Indian Express

Wrong. Blackmail begins promisingly but descends pretty quickly into flatness and sluggishness, a classic problem of not knowing quite how to play out a perky idea: a cuckold’s plan to extract revenge gets taken over by the old saying about mice and men, and, in this instance, women.A couple of surprises do leap out at us, especially featuring Gokhale and Irrfan, she throwing off her nice girl garb, revealing her claws, and he backing off, and maneuvering. The rest of it, even in the blessedly quicker second half, is tiresome.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Saibal Site:NDTV

Feckless men on the back foot, wily and strong-willed women with transgressive tricks up their sleeves and a set of nondescript lives hurtling towards hell in an irreversible tailspin: Blackmail has them all. Sadly, in the end, they do not add up neatly enough to yield a genuine cinematic corker.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Taran Adarsh Site:Twitter

Expect the unexpected… Twist after twist… Blackmail after blackmail… #Blackमेल charters an unexplored path and draws you into the world of adultery, deceit, double crossing and betrayal… Smart writing… Superb execution by #DelhiBelly director Abhinay Deo…One of those brave attempts that defy the stereotypes… Also, one of the best wild-wacky-quirky comedies to come out of the Hindi film industry… Strongly recommended!

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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Rachit Site:Times Of India

The plot of Blackmail is its hero and it manages to strike a good balance between dark and funny. Characters are bumped off, sometimes in most gory detail and strange events unfold, but the film never loses its vein of easy, black humour. This is one of the most wickedly funny films that we’ve seen in a long time.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Meena Site:DNA

Of course, do not take the film’s message to heart. The movie simply recommends that when you discover that everyday situations are threatening to defeat you – like your wife having an affair or a bank harrowing you for EMIs — just resort to pure, simple blackmail. Now, this should not be followed in real life, but in the film this works because the context is bang on. And it is done with more humour than bad intent.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By:Hungama Site:Bollywood Hungama

On the whole, BLACKMAIL is quite an unconventional entertainer and a good black comedy. It may not have a pan India appeal but the target multiplex audience are sure to enjoy this flick. The costs of this film are reasonable and as a result, it’ll turn out to be a profitable venture for its producers.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By:IANS Site:Economic Times

“Blackmail” is a virgin territory in the comedy genre. It is heady and hedonistic, cocky and compelling in the way the comedies of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee used to be. If only these veterans could see the sexiness that underlines all gender wars. “Blackmail” is a closeted Hrishikesh Mukherjee comedy with oodles of extra voluptuousness.

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Blackmail Story:  

A man secretly blackmails his wife and her lover when he discovers the affair.Dev (Irrfan) is a toilet paper salesman. One evening he decides to spice up his otherwise mundane life and passionless marriage, by going home early from work with a bunch of roses for his wife. It turns out, that his wife is in bed with another man. This shocking revelation leads to a series of events which are both funny and outrageous.

Blackmail  Release Date:

April 5, 2018 ( India)

 Director: Abhinay Deo

Producer:  Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
 
Cast:
Irrfan Khan as Dev Kaushal
Kirti Kulhari as Reena Kaushal
Divya Dutta as Dolly Verma
Arunoday Singh as Ranjit Arora
Omi Vaidya as Boss DK
Anuja Sathe as Prabha Ghatpandey

Run Time:  2 hour 24 Minutes

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