Director: Abhinay Deo
Writers: Parveez Sheikh (story and screenplay), Pradhuman Singh (dialogue)
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Urmila Matondkar
Runtime: 2h 18min
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Released: 6 April 2018
Summary: In one glance, we know this man’s domestic history is dry, loveless, and uninviting. This smart shorthand gets us revved up, and we are off, for the ride. With the wonderful Irrfan in the driving seat, it can only be good, right?
Wrong. Blackmail begins promisingly but descends pretty quickly into flatness and sluggishness, a classic problem of not knowing quite how to play out a perky idea: a cuckold’s plan to extract revenge gets taken over by the old saying about mice and men, and, in this instance, women.