Last updated on 23 May 2014 at 14:07.
is a 2012
film directed by Vishal Mahadkar and produced by
The film stars
in lead roles. It released on 30 March 2012, and received mostly positive response from critics.
managed to perform above average business at the box office. Many critics compared the film to the
(1993) and to Bhatt[replacesinglequotehere]s earlier directorial film
The story is about Kunal (
) who believes he can do anything by trying his hardest. He receives a job offer through his friend Teeshay and his wife Nadini (
and moves there with his wife Aarzoo (
). They live a happy life together, until Kunal[replacesinglequotehere]s boss is revealed to be an underworld gangster. The company Kunal works in deals with exporting diamonds; Kunal has no idea that it happens illegally. His boss, Mr. Zakaria, sends his hot colleague Rosa to charm Kunal and take him away from his wife. The plan works, and Kunal begins to work with Zakaria, with Aarzoo having no idea of this. Soon enough, Kunal realizes the crime he is a part of and decides to and leave Cape Town. However, Zakaria knows that Kunal is aware of the illegal business and the only way to keep him silent is to kill him. Kunal gets fooled by a police officer who is joined with zakaria. Kunal decides to fight against him not knowing of the fact that the police officer has met up with zakaria. Kunal does everything against zakaria but when he reaches the plane area he gets to know about zakarias plan. Then kunal reveils to zakaria that it was his plan to do all this. Zakaria is then arrested and then it is shown at the end that kunal and aarzoo move back to madh island and kunal is shown reading hansel and gretel to little kids and the movie ends with a song.
The film was earlier titled
and was to be a sequel to 2005[replacesinglequotehere]s
. Director Vishal Mahadkar did not appreciate the title and changed it to
, making it a sequel to the 2008 hit
. When the public[replacesinglequotehere]s feedback to this title turned out to be even more negative, it was finally renamed to
received mixed to positive response from critics. Jeeturaaj of radio mirchi gave it 3.5/5 stars saying "interesting insight into diamond trade and brilliant songs".
Martin D[replacesinglequotehere]souza of glamsham.com said "There are a few flaws, but I[replacesinglequotehere]d rather not dwell on those because the overall impact is massive" awarding it 3.5/5 stars.
Madhureeta Mukherjee of
Times of India
said "Debutant director, (Vishal S Mahadkar), tells the story well".
Sukanya Verma of
gave it 1/5 stars and wrote "Blood Money is exceptionally hollow in its aspirations".
Writing for FilmiTadka, Janhavi Patel gave the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and said, "Blood Money starts off decently but goes downhill in the second half with a laughable climax. Spend your money elsewhere".
Blessy Chettiar of DNA awarded 2 out of 5 stars and said, "Wait for Blood Money’s television premier. Or else, watch the trailer. Why waste 2.5 hours on something you can watch in 2.05 minutes?"
The film had an average opening at the box office. Usually,
[replacesinglequotehere] collections are a net gross of about Rs.25 crores:
collected a full 9 crore in its full theatrical run, which is a very high and profitable gross for the Bhatt[replacesinglequotehere]s nevertheless it was declared an above average by Box Office India.
s soundtrack was released on February 19, 2012. It was composed by
, Pranay, Sangeet Haldipur and Siddharth Haldipur; lyrics were penned by
The album received positive reviews from critics. Joginder Tuteja from
gave the album a 3.5/5 stars picking "Teri Yaadon Se (remix)", "Gunaah (unplugged)" and "Chaahat" as his favorites. Musicaloud gave the album 3/5 stars picking "Chaahat" and "Gunaah" as their favourites.
Times of India
states that "Blood Money, like all previous Bhatt films, has some great music that will help take the movie to a different level altogether".