The concept is clever and the protagonist even more intriguing. Apart from the leads, the film boasts of some other great actors as well and even though their screen time is lesser, they make an impact that lasts. His health has taken him out of the country for now but Deo has been in touch with him. Deo’s Delhi Belly is still remembered for its unique sense of comedy and from the looks of it, Blackmail shares a similar seed in terms of humour. “Irrfan’s casting was a two-hour job. He wants to do something but ends up doing nothing because that’s the fate of the middle-class man.”
An actor like Irrfan doesn’t necessarily need iconic dialogues to give an electrifying performance and Deo made the maximum out of the opportunity as he cast Irrfan in a role of a man who doesn’t talk as much. So I was bold enough to take that risk of saying that my protagonist is going to speak the least in the entire scene,” Deo shared. It is this perspective of the director that can often be seen in his work. Irrfan in a still from Blackmail. Abhinay shared that music isn’t a separate element for him but in fact a tool for taking the story forward. Starring Irrfan, Kirti Kulhari, Arunoday Singh and Divya Dutta, Blackmail is out in theatres. Talking about his leading character, Abhinay Deo told indianexpress.com, “Irrfan’s character is shown as a regular, simple, middle-class guy who is running the rat race, paying EMIs and just making ends meet. It’s actually the secondary characters who carry the body of the film and I think took longer to cast these roles than the main ones.” So how long did it take for him to cast Irrfan? Blackmail’s music by Amit Trivedi has been getting a lot of attention, especially the rap number “Badla” by Amit and Divine. I said ‘Amit you are going to be my partner in this.’” He further added, “My brief to Amit was I want music which is not classically Indian and not completely Western but something that helps express the angst, the energy, the irreverence and sometimes the humour out of life.” Even the songs by Guru Randhawa and Badshah were chosen in accordance with the film’s plot. And that’s exactly the brief that I gave Amit. Randhawa’s “Patola” was chosen to show how Irrfan & Kirti’s characters started their marital journey on a happy note. Related News
Blackmail: Five reasons to watch Irrfan Khan’s quirky comedyHow Blackmail director Abhinay Deo breathed new life into the comedy genre with 2011’s Delhi BellyIrrfan Khan not consulting Ayurveda doctor, says the actor’s spokespersonIt was with 2011’s Delhi Belly that director Abhinay Deo impressed the audience and with his latest venture Blackmail, the viewers expect to witness the same magic. “We know all our blockbusters thrive on incredible lines by the protagonist and I wanted to turn the tables. If you open a tabloid in the morning, there is everything, right from pure morbidity to incredible humour,” said Deo. He read the script in two hours and yes at the end of it.”
As the team of Blackmail is united in promoting the film, it goes without saying that Irrfan is in their thoughts at all times. Starring Irrfan and Kirti Kulhari, the film is a quirky dark comedy that starts off when a simpleton husband discovers that his wife has been cheating on him and instead of confronting her, he decides to blackmail the lover. “Life surrounds us with irony and paradox on a daily basis. Deo said, “I believe that music is a very integral part of the film and it should always help take the story forward. Of course, I had one of the best guys to do it with, Irrfan, who conveys so much through his eyes and through his expressions. 2018-04-07T13:32:29+05:30″>
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Director Abhinay Deo’s Blackmail starring Irrfan released on April 6. In Blackmail’s case, Gajraj Rao and Vibha Chibber stand out in the few scenes they are in. When asked about his selection of actors, Abhinay shared, “I genuinely believe that a film cast well is 50% of the job done. Irrfan plays Dev in Abhinay Deo’s film. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd “What we feel is prudent at the moment is that he spends time with his family and his treatment goes on in the best way possible,” Abhinay said. But this kind of humour isn’t just reserved for the films, Deo believes that life is extremely funny if you look at it at like that.