Let’s Talk Trailers: Blackmailing Goes Comically Wrong In Irrfan Khan-Starrer ‘Blackmale’, Film Companion

The two-and-a-half-minute trailer of Abhinay Deo’s Blackmail starring Irrfan Khan is out and now we get why its “male” instead of “mail” in the title.

Khan plays a man(Dev) who catches his wife(Kirti Kulhari) sleeping with her lover(Arunodoy Singh). But instead of losing his cool over it, he hatches a plan to blackmail and extort money from the lover anonymously. “It’s just one lakh,” Singh tells Kulhari, as though its a relief. Kulhari snaps back, “What do you mean just? Do you have one lakh?” He doesn’t.

The plot is clear. Maybe not. An office colleague of Dev finds this out and starts, well, blackmailing him. Deo seems to be in his Delhi Belly(2011) zone here, cooking up a comic plot with blackmails/heists that have gone wrong.

Blackmale has music by Amit Trivedi and lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Deo and Apurba Sengupta, it will release on 6 April.

Watch the trailer here:

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