Irrfan Khan’s latest film Blackmail has been doing decently at the box office. The thriller has earned rave reviews, primarily due to Irrfan’s performance in the film. Blackmail’s total earning is now Rs 12.90 crore. The film minted Rs 1.68 crore on Monday. Looks like the movie’s star is on a steady rise.
Blackmail did not have a great first day at the BO after it only earned Rs 2.81 crore. However, it did pick up the pace during the weekend. Blackmail earned Rs 3.85 crore on Saturday and Rs 4.56 crore on Sunday
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta had given an average rating to the film and had written that Irrfan’s performance in the film helped elevate the otherwise lacklustre movie.
“The one man who keeps us watching, regardless, 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,” her review read.
Blackmail’s main plot revolves around a man who discovers that his wife has been unfaithful to him. Following which, he decides to blackmail her lover, but things take a twist when he starts getting threatened himself by an unknown individual. The film stars Irrfan Khan, Kriti Kulhari, Divya Dutta and Arunoday Singh in pivotal roles.