7.0/10
6,689
51 user 14 critic

Blackmail (2018)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 6 April 2018 (USA)
Trailer
2:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

When Dev finds out his wife is cheating on him, he secretly blackmails his wife and her lover as a form of revenge.

Director:

Abhinay Deo

Writers:

Parveez Sheikh (story and screenplay), Pradhuman Singh (dialogue)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Shahid Kapoor Enjoys Different Kinds of Movies Now

Shahid Kapoor talks about the Hindi movies he loves and dislikes, the TV shows that top his Watchlist, and his role in Kabir Singh, a remake of Arjun Reddy.

Watch now

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Karwaan (2018)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two friends and a chirpy teenager take a road trip from Bangalore to Kochi.

Director: Akarsh Khurana
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Dulquer Salmaan, Mithila Palkar
Raid (2018)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A fearless income tax officer raids the mansion of the most powerful man in Lucknow after someone mysteriously draws his attention towards the evidence.

Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Saurabh Shukla, Ileana D'Cruz
Badhaai Ho (2018)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A man is embarrassed when he finds out his mother is pregnant.

Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma
Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta
Stree (2018)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the small town of Chanderi, the menfolk live in fear of an evil spirit named "Stree" who abducts men in the night. Based on the urban legend of "Nale Ba" that went viral in Karnataka in the 1990s.

Director: Amar Kaushik
Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi
October II (2018)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A group of interns are going through the usual grind when suddenly an accident changes their lives. The protagonist can't get let go of it and becomes obsessed with it. What does it all lead to? Is it love or something else?

Director: Shoojit Sircar
Stars: Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu, Gitanjali Rao
Raazi (2018)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A Kashmiri woman agrees to marry a Pakistani army officer in order to spy on Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

Director: Meghna Gulzar
Stars: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapoor
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Titu is going to marry a perfect woman named Sweety. Titu's best-friend Sonu doubts Sweety's character and tries to break the marriage while Sweety tries to do opposite and which leads to war between Bromance and Romance.

Director: Luv Ranjan
Stars: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh Nijjar
Hindi Medium (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A couple from Chandni Chowk aspire to give their daughter the best education and thus be a part of and accepted by the elite of Delhi.

Director: Saket Chaudhary
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Dishita Sehgal
102 Not Out (2018)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

102 Not Out is a 2018 comedy-drama film, with legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan playing a 102-year-old wanting to break the oldest-man-alive record. Another Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor plays his sad and grumpy 75-year-old son.

Director: Umesh Shukla
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Jimit Trivedi
Sanju (2018)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Sanju is a biopic of the controversial life of actor Sanjay Dutt: his film career, jail sentence and personal life.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A look at India's second confidential nuclear test series at Pokhran led by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, during the time of PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure.

Director: Abhishek Sharma
Stars: John Abraham, Boman Irani, Diana Penty
Padmaavat (2018)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati's beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Irrfan Khan ... Dev Kaushal
Kirti Kulhari ... Reena
Urmila Matondkar ... Mili (dancer in bewafa beauty song)
Divya Dutta ... Dolly Verma
Arunoday Singh ... Ranjit Arora
Omi Vaidya ... DK
Alfredo Tavares ... Inspector Andrew
Anuja Sathe ... Prabha Ghatpande
Gajraj Rao ... Chawla
Neelima Azim ... Dolly's mother
Pradhuman Singh Pradhuman Singh ... Anand Tripathi
Saheb Das Manik Puri Saheb Das Manik Puri ... BMC Peon
Atul Kale Atul Kale ... BST Shankar
Vibha Chhibber Vibha Chhibber ... Blind woman
Anjali Ujawane ... Prabha's Mother
Edit

Storyline

Dev Kaushal is a full time working man with an unexcited life on the requests of his friend Anand.He decides to surprise his wife Reena in order to make it exciting.But when he reaches home to surprise her he is shocked to see his wife with her boyfriend Ranjeet.Dev then decides to blackmail him and extort money from or else he will tell about his secret affair to his wife Dolly. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Raita See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film released few days after Irfan Khan disclosed that he is suffering a rare tumor.He wasn't available for the films Premiere as he had to leave for US for his treatment. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Anand talks to his wife's father on the phone, his wife is dead. But we can see her blink once when the shot is from behind her. See more »

Soundtracks

Sataasat
lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya
music by Amit Trivedi
performed by Amit Trivedi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An impressive situational comedy.
6 April 2018 | by shekhutomarSee all my reviews

7 years after the release of one of the best situational comedies, Abhinay Deo brings us another comedy thriller, 'Blackmail'. Considering how tough this genre of cinema is this is an excellent film. Just like 'Delhi Belly', 'Blackmail' takes its time to build the pace.

Dev(Irrfan Khan) is living in a burdened marriage leading to a sad monotonous routine. One day he catches his wife Reema(Kirti Kulhari) in bed with her lover Ranjit Arora(Arunoday Singh) who is married to a rich brat Dolly Verma(Divya Dutta). With a bunch of loans and EMIs to pay he hatches a plan to blackmail Ranjit for a sum of Rupees 1 lakh. But what happens next turns his whole plan upside down thus starting a chain to events changing his life forever.

Abhinay had his task cut out with a totally unknown cast to support Irrfan and barring Arunoday everyone has done a firm job. Every character is given their personal screen-time thus reducing the dependency on Irrfan who is as always fantastic. Some of the scenes are memorable and might be remembered for years. But the movie lacks in a department where most situational comedies score: dialogues. The dialogues are very simple and thus the frequent punches are missing.

One of my personal favorites Gajraj Rao makes a refreshing appearance on the big screen as Chawla. Pradhuman Singh as Anand Tripathi is also a charm but Kirti's character is a bit of a fail. What makes 'Blackmail' even more intriguing is that you are not able to judge how to the story would unfold even till the last scene. A formidable follow up to 'Delhi Belly'.


11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 51 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed