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OTTplay Lost and Found - Blackmail
Nikhil Kumar
Nov 23, 2021
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Welcome to OTTplay Lost and Found, one podcast that talks about critically acclaimed films yet lesser-known more like a hidden gem. Im your host Nikhil.

Thriller-comedies have forever managed varying success in Indian cinema. But Abhinay Deo’s Blackmail, our Lost and Found for the day, surely serves a refreshing twist to the genre. Starring Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Arunoday Singh and Divya Dutta, this 2018 film packs a hilarious series of misadventures, a dash of extramarital affairs and a whole lot of blackmail. 

The film’s central plot revolves around an employee of a toilet paper firm who seems to be married to his job as he ends up spending endless hours at work. As it turns out, he does have a wife, even though their relationship is evident from their monosyllabic texts to each other. When he finds her in bed with a certain someone, he mulls over the possible ways of reacting to the revelation and finally decides that blackmailing her wife’s partner would deliver ultimate retribution. But this inadvertently triggers a chain of deceit and drama as various other lies come to light and every character is compelled to consider extreme measures. The late Khan laces his flawed yet believable character with every possible human emotion and carves him in a manner that one can easily relate to him. Deo, who has previously helmed films such as Delhi Belly and Game, is in complete control of the proceedings and the film has been written by Perveez Sheikh (who’s credited for the story and screenplay of Queen). If you’re up for some laughs and movies about cheating partners and multiple plot points catch your fancy, add Blackmail to your watchlist right away. 

You can catch it streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Well that was the OTTplay Lost and Found film Blackmail for today's episode, I shall be back again soon with another critically acclaimed film but lesser-known. This is your host Nikhil signing out for now.

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