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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Blackmail movie release LIVE UPDATES: Reviews, audience reaction and more

Want to know what critics, celebrities and fans are saying about Irrfan Khan starrer Blackmail? Follow our blog for all the latest updates about the Abhinay Deo directorial.

Blackmail movie Blackmail stars Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Divya Dutta and Arunoday Singh among others.

This week’s big Bollywood release is Irrfan Khan starrer Blackmail. Post the early screenings of the movie, the film fraternity and some critics have praised the cast and the quirky storyline of Blackmail. Helmed by choreographer-director Abhinay Deo, the dark comedy also stars Kirti Kulhari, Divya Dutta, Arunoday Singh, Omi Vaidya, Anuja Sathe and Pradhuman Singh.

Talking about Blackmail, director Abhinay Deo said, “It’s a different type of film. We have tried doing something new even in a comedy film. We hope the audience enjoys watching the film as much we loved making it. Blackmail is Irrfan’s film. Get ready for an unusual ride.”

He also added, “We are getting an incredible response to the film currently. However, audience’s response matters the most. Friends will always say good but the ultimate decision would be of the audience when the film would release on April 6.”

Follow all the updates about Irrfan Khan’s Blackmail:

  1. 2:44PM
    06 Apr, 18
    Bareilly Ki Barfi director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari on Blackmail
  2. 2:12PM
    06 Apr, 18
    Mehreen Pirzada on Blackmail
  3. 12:41PM
    06 Apr, 18
    Blackmail: Early audience reaction
  4. 10:44AM
    06 Apr, 18
    Blackmail: Quick take's Sampada says, "Irrfan is his usual excellent self in Blackmail but unfortunately the film is quite a drag. With a quirky concept as the central idea, the film could have been quite an entertainer but it gets quite repetitive after a while. The runtime is 140 minutes but it feels so much longer."

    Also Read | Blackmail movie review: Irrfan Khan is terrific in the Abhinay Deo film

  5. 10:07AM
    06 Apr, 18
    Blackmail box office prediction

    Talking to, film trade analyst Girish Johar predicted the opening collection of Blackmail to land somewhere between the Rs 2.75 crore to Rs 3 crore mark. For the weekend earnings, Girish said that the Irrfan Khan starrer could comfortably earn Rs 11-12 crore if it is supported with good word-of-mouth promotion.

    Also Read | Blackmail box office prediction: Irrfan Khan’s film expected to earn Rs 3 crore on day 1

  6. 9:49AM
    06 Apr, 18
    Bollywood stars on Blackmail

    Amitabh Bachchan: "Saw a delightful film today .. "BLACKMAIL" .. .. a brilliant screenplay, unique story, exemplary performances and great presentation and editing ..Actors excel from Irfan Khan to some fresh new faces .. so happy to see such creativity .. !!"

    Anil Kapoor: "The smartest & slickest dark comedy in Indian cinema today! #Blackmail is brilliant! @irrfank @AbhinayDeo @priyagupta999 @divyadutta25 #PradhumanSinghMall #ParveezSheikh #JayOza & Team #RDPMotionPictures @TSeries"

    Sophie Choudry: "What a crazy, quirky, unpredictable ride #blackmail takes you on!! 🤪 Super writing & direction, Stellar performances by the cast, esp the amazing @irrfank @divyadutta25 & #ArunodaySingh . Such an exciting time for Indian cinema! Don’t miss it!! @AbhinayDeo @priyagupta999"

    Shabana Azmi: "@priyagupta999 #Blackmail is a mad unpredictable script directed with such relish by @AbhinayDeo performed with unrestrained delight by a super ensemble cast led by @irrfank ArunodaySingh and talented @divyadutta25.Cast her in any role in any genre and she shines. Congratulations."

  7. 9:30AM
    06 Apr, 18
    Our verdict

    The one man who keeps us watching is Irrfan, who plays a jerk-off artist and blackmailer as essentially a decent guy making the best of a bad job. He is one actor who can, with subtle shifts, reveal an interior life; he can show without telling. He is terrific. The film doesn’t match up.

    Also Read | Blackmail movie review: Irrfan Khan is terrific in the Abhinay Deo film

  8. 9:07AM
    06 Apr, 18
    Bollywood filmmakers hail Blackmail

    Meghna Gulzar tweeted: "#Blackmail is twisted and terrific! Unguessable till the last turn. Superlative work by the entire team!" She also added, "Dev had me. Emotionally entangled and evil with even flourish! There’s nothing you can’t do Sir.. @irrfank #Blackmail."

    "An absolutely unpredictable film, this #Blackmail! Congrats @AbhinayDeo on your wicked direction!! Really enjoyed your ESCAPADE! @priyagupta999," Ashutosh Gowariker said via Twitter.

    Lipstick Under My Burkha director Alankrita Shrivastava posted on Twitter, "Had so much fun watching #blackmail. It is mad and crazy and unexpected! Congratulations @AbhinayDeo and @priyagupta999!"

    Soumik Sen took to Twitter to share, "The genius of @irrfank in complex shades of Career best turn from @arunodaysingh7,usual brilliance from @IamKirtiKulhari @divyadutta25, a stunning score makes #blackmail a winner."

  9. 8:56AM
    06 Apr, 18
    Cast on Blackmail and Irrfan Khan

    Talking about Blackmail and Irrfan Khan, Arunoday Singh said, "I am very very excited about the film's release. I am missing Irrfan a lot. All this wouldn't have been possible without him."

    Kirti Kulhari, who plays Irrfan's wife in Blackmail, shared, "I am super-duper excited. Blackmail is a superbly funny and quirky film. We have been missing Irrfan a lot. We really wish he was with us".

    She added, "Everyone has been liking the film. A lot of people think I've been very bold in making a choice like Blackmail, the kind of character I'm playing, that for me is an interesting compliment."

    Television actor Anuja Sathe, who returns to Bollywood after three years with Blackmail, quipped, "I come from a very strong television background. Irrfan started off with Chandrakanta and that has been a very strong connecting point between us. We had very nice and constructive conversations due to that. I play a very twisted character and hence I've been receiving comments like, 'We got very angry on you and loved what happened with you in the film', I think that's a big compliment."