Blackmail (2018) When Dev finds out his wife is cheating on him, he secretly blackmails his wife and her lover as a form of revenge.
Blackmail is 2018 Indian Hindi-language black comedy drama film co-produced and directed by Abhinay Deo, starring Irrfan Khan and Kirti Kulhari in the lead roles while Divya Dutta, Arunoday Singh and Omi Vaidya in supporting roles, produced under T-Series Films and RDP Motion Pictures banners. The first teaser of the film was released on 13 February 2018 and is released on 6 April 2018. The official trailer of the film was released on 21 February, 2018. The film depicts life of a middle-aged married-man stuck in a full day-time job and unexciting life but things turn after he finds that his wife is having an extramarital affair.
Abhinav Deo’s Blackmail offers several similar moments to cherish and celebrate. The Delhi Belly director is back with yet another black comedy and he has a novel story and some wonderful actors – Irrfan Khan, Divya Dutta Kirti Kulhari and Arunoday Singh — to support him in the endeavour.
An average middle class man reaches home early one day to find the wife with another man in the bed. Instead of confronting them, he decides to blackmail them, triggering a chain of blackmailing scenarios and subsequent hilarious situations. Irrfan plays the protagonist Dev Kaushal while Kirti is his wife and Arunoday Singh essays her boyfriend’s role.
Except for a few, most twists in the plot of Blackmail are unexpected and keep up with the mood of suspense even as the characters tickle our funny bone with their situational comedy.