BLACKMAIL Movie Review

BLACKMAIL Movie Review

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Divya Dutta, Arunoday Singh
Director: Abhinay Deo
Story & screenplay: Parveez Sheikh
Dialogues: Pradhuman Singh Mall
Producers: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Abhinay Deo, Apurba Sengupta
Production company: T-Series Film, RDP Motion Pictures
Music director: Amit Trivedi
Cinematographer: Jay Oza
Editor: Huzefa Lokhandwala
Language: Hindi
Release date: 06-04-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 19mins
Genre: Comedy, Drama

PLOT

Irrfan Khan’s wife Kirti Kulhari is in a secret relationship with Arunoday Singh. Irrfan blackmails the man demanding for money after finding their routine. What happens after this forms the remaining story.

PROS

Basic plot is less different, but script carries various elements that are contrast from mainstream cinema. Screenplay is pretty engaging as something or the other keep coming one by one to pull the audience’s attention. Direction is neat, Abhinay Deo has nicely executed the paper work of Parveez Sheikh. Irrfan Khan fits through his good character of a not so typical middle-class husband. Kirti Kulhari does well in the minimal role given to her. Supporting characters of Divya Dutta and Arunoday Singh are very strong. Situations are somewhat unique, also ‘what next’ factor slowly builds up in the progression. Plenty of twist and turns that appear with sense holds up the intensity. Meaning of dark comedy is utilized to vast extent, sequences that follow up an incident are apt for the genre. Camera work and editing are decent and have helped the film in a positive manner. Climax contains great amount of maturity.

CONS

It takes some time initially for the movie to enter its core zone. Amit Trivedi’s songs are not up to the mark, placements are also little disturbing despite of being montages. Background music is a mis-match in most of the places, composer has forcefully added some crazy tunes just to highlight the genre. Pradhuman Singh Mall’s dialogues are weak, words are not as powerful as the situations to be precise. Certain day-dream sequences are repititive, tends to awkward beyond a point. Overall, the entire film leaves a bit long feeling. Certain serious emotions are conveyed in a light way.

TO CONCLUDE – An enjoyable dark comedy drama that is sensible at the same time.

Movie Rating – 2.75/ 5.

This review is sponsored by ‘The Sight Media’.

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