After enjoying a decent opening weekend, Irrfan Khan and Kirti Kulhari's Blackmail witnessed a huge dip on its fourth day at the box office. The dark comedy collected Rs 1.50 crore yesterday and now stands with the grand total of Rs 12.72 crore. By looking at the current trend, we are expecting the film to earn in the vicinity of around Rs 16 crore in its first week. Since the film is made on the budget of Rs 18 crore, Blackmail will recover its investment through its theatrical run itself.
The film portrays the story of Dev, who is so engrossed in his work that he can barely make time for his wife. One day when he decides to surprise her by going home early with a bouquet of flowers, he is left shocked to watch his wife in bed with her former lover. While normally a man would opt for two options either kill his wife or kill his wife's lover, Dev decides to blackmail the wife's lover.
Apart from receiving rave reviews from the critics, the film got praises from Bollywood celebs as well. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan who watched in a special screening praised the creativity of the film and tweeted, “ Saw a delightful film today... Blackmail... A brilliant screenplay, unique story, exemplary performances and great presentation and editing. Actors excel from Irrfan Khan to some fresh new faces. So happy to see such creativity.” Apart from the lead cast, the film also stars Divya Dutta and Arunoday Singh in pivotal roles. The film is directed by Abhinay Deo, who previously helmed films like Game, Force 2 and Delhi Belly. Anyway, have you guys liked the film? Share your thoughts in the comments section below...
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