If Kaalakaandi had no luck at the box office last month, this year seems to mark the return of black comedies in India. The genre that gave birth to pearls like Delhi Belly, Ghanchakkar or Go Goa Gone is undoubtedly underused. But maybe Blackमेल (read Blackmail) will create the exploit. To achieve this, the film has several advantages. First of all, it is directed by Abhinay Deo who precisely directed the cultured Delhi Belly.
On the cast, the project is led by the excellent Irrfan Khan, who has already performed atypical comedies on numerous occasions, particularly with social satire Hindi Medium last year. Irrfan Khan is accompanied by Kirti Kulhari (PINK, Indu Sarkar), Divya Dutta, Arunoday Singh and Omi Vaidya. The story revolves around a husband deceived by his wife who decides to blackmail her lover. As you would expect, nothing will happen as planned! So is Blackमेल going to be a success? Here is the trailer:
The trailer seems more than clear. The menu will be black humor and absurd comedy! Irrfan Khan seems to once again fly over the film with irreproachable performance. He is able to adapt to each genre and each type of character. The actor is undeniably in the ranking of the best performers in India - and from far away. Here he perfectly embodies an absurd character who gets caught in his own trap.
The rhythmic and deconstructed direction of Abhinay Deo seems perfectly adapted to the story. The trailer immediately marks its originality with the two "options" presented, before choosing the third one. And even if it seems too much to show on the film, we can think without too much harm that some of these sequences will also be imaginary proposals of the film before taking up the story.
Yes, Blackमेल seems not to fall into the vulgar trap. It will remain a rather transgressive film compared to everything from Indian humor. Good! A bit of freedom is good in the midst of the stultifying family comedies like the Golmaal. Note the date of April 6, when a quality comedy could well disembark in theaters.