bollywood movie review
 

Blood Money

 

*****

  • Release Date 30/03/2012
  • Language  Hindi 
  • Genre Action  Drama  Thriller 
  • Country  India 
  • Director  Vishal Mahadkar 
  • Star Manish Chaudhary  Kunal Khemu  Amrita Puri 
  • Written By Vishal Mahadkar  Sanjay Masoom 
  •  
    Blood money
    Blood Money Poster 2.jpg
    Theatrical release poster
    Directed by Vishal Mahadkar
    Produced by Mukesh Bhatt
    Story by Upendra Sidhye
    Starring Kunal Khemu
    Amrita Puri
    Teeshay
    Puja Gupta
    Music by Jeet Ganguly
    Sangeet Siddharth
    Pranay.M.Rijia
    Cinematography Nigam Bomzan
    Distributed by Vishesh Films
    Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
    Release date(s)
    • March 30, 2012  ( 2012-03-30 )
    Country India
    Language Hindi
    Budget 7 crore
    Box office 9 crore

    Last updated on 23 May 2014 at 14:07.

    Blood Money is a 2012 Bollywood crime thriller film directed by Vishal Mahadkar and produced by Mahesh Bhatt . [ 1 ] The film stars Kunal Khemu opposite Amrita Puri in lead roles. It released on 30 March 2012, and received mostly positive response from critics. Blood Money managed to perform above average business at the box office. Many critics compared the film to the Blood Diamond (2006), The Firm (1993) and to Bhatt[replacesinglequotehere]s earlier directorial film Naam (1986). [ 2 ]

    The story is about Kunal ( Kunal Khemu ) who believes he can do anything by trying his hardest. He receives a job offer through his friend Teeshay and his wife Nadini ( Puja Gupta ) in Cape Town and moves there with his wife Aarzoo ( Amrita Puri ). 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 Kalyug 2 and was to be a sequel to 2005[replacesinglequotehere]s Kalyug . Director Vishal Mahadkar did not appreciate the title and changed it to Jannat 2 , making it a sequel to the 2008 hit Jannat . When the public[replacesinglequotehere]s feedback to this title turned out to be even more negative, it was finally renamed to Blood Money . [ 3 ] [ 4 ]

    Blood Money 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". [ 5 ] 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. [ 6 ] Madhureeta Mukherjee of Times of India said "Debutant director, (Vishal S Mahadkar), tells the story well". [ 7 ]

    Sukanya Verma of Rediff.com gave it 1/5 stars and wrote "Blood Money is exceptionally hollow in its aspirations". [ 8 ] 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". [ 9 ] 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?" [ 10 ]

    The film had an average opening at the box office. Usually, Vishesh Films [replacesinglequotehere] collections are a net gross of about Rs.25 crores: Blood Money 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. [ 11 ]

    Blood Money[replacesinglequotehere] s soundtrack was released on February 19, 2012. It was composed by Jeet Ganguly , Pranay, Sangeet Haldipur and Siddharth Haldipur; lyrics were penned by Sayeed Quadri , Kumaar.

    The album received positive reviews from critics. Joginder Tuteja from Bollywood Hungama 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. [ 12 ] 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". [ 13 ]

    Blood Money is a 2012 Bollywood crime thriller film directed by Vishal Mahadkar and produced by Mahesh Bhatt . [ 1 ] The film stars Kunal Khemu opposite Amrita Puri in lead roles. It released on 30 March 2012, and received mostly positive response from critics. Blood Money managed to perform above average business at the box office. Many critics compared the film to the Blood Diamond (2006), The Firm (1993) and to Bhatt[replacesinglequotehere]s earlier directorial film Naam (1986). [ 2 ]