Release Date - 03/30/2012
Language - Hindi
Genre - CrimeThriller
BLOOD MONEY narrates the story of Kunal [Kunal Kemmu] and his wife Arzoo [Amrita Puri], who move to Cape Town after Kunal procures a job with a leading diamond export firm run by Zaveri [Manish Chaudhuri] and his brother [Sandiip Sikcand]. The perks of the job includes a plush mansion, a swanky car and of course, all the opulence that money can procure. Gradually, Kunal finds himself trapped in the midst of a structured white... Read more
BLOOD MONEY narrates the story of Kunal [Kunal Kemmu] and his wife Arzoo [Amrita Puri], who move to Cape Town after Kunal procures a job with a leading diamond export firm run by Zaveri [Manish Chaudhuri] and his brother [Sandiip Sikcand]. The perks of the job includes a plush mansion, a swanky car and of course, all the opulence that money can procure. Gradually, Kunal finds himself trapped in the midst of a structured white collar crime conglomerate. How he struggles to get out of it forms the remainder of this story.
Movie Review :
Blood Money’s trailer gives out the film in 2.05 minutes. And if those posters of Kunal Khemu in the pool with a bunch of babes are stimulating enough to drag you to the theatre, think twice.
Blood Money is about a young man whose life is turned upside down when he takes up a dream job.
Kunal Kadam (Kunal Khemmu), a business management post-graduate, takes up a job at Trinity Diamonds, a diamond trading firm, in Cape Town, South Africa. He is showered with money and perks by the company and thinks that his dream of living the high life has come true.
Kunal soon starts spending too much time with his boss, Zaveri (Manish Choudhary), who takes him under his wing. As a result, Kunal’s wife, Arzoo (Amrita Puri), who has moved to Cape Town with him, spends most of her time alone at their lavish home. One day, after a party, Kunal sleeps with his co-worker, Rosa (Mia Uyeda).
Next, he discovers that his boss’ brother (Sandeep Sikand) is siphoning off money from the company’s accounts by undervaluing diamonds and creating fake bills. When Kunal reports this to Zaveri, the latter reveals to him the company’s practice of buying illegal diamonds and, thereby, tinkering with its accounts. Zaveri gives Kunal a choice of looking into the illegal practices of the company and losing his job, or continuing with the job and getting richer by the day. Kunal chooses the latter option.
Kunal now executes every order of his boss and even deals with the diamond mafia. But soon his conscience stars pricking him and he decides to do something about it. When Zaveri’s brother, who is envious of Kunal’s success, blackmails him with photos of him getting intimate with Rosa, Kunal tells Arzoo that he had cheated on her. Arzoo decides to leave him.
At his wits’ end, Kunal approaches a colleague and shares his plans of revealing the truth to the police. The colleague warns him not to go ahead with such a plan, as it could have serious consequences.
What happens then? Does Kunal become a whistleblower and reveal the illegal activities of his company? What illegal activities is the diamond company really involved in? Does Arzoo come back to Kunal? What does Kunal’s boss, Zaveri, do when he learns about Kunal’s intentions? The rest of the film answers these questions.
Kunal Khemu displays none of the charisma, intensity or vulnerability that validates his transition from an pleasant go-getter to a compromised coward. The young man's needless huffing, puffing and folding lips in exasperation only draw attention to his inadequacies. Co-star Amrita Puri put up a delightful show in Aisha with her funny dialogue delivery. Turns out that is how she speaks. As the Devil in a Diamond baron's disguise, Manish Chaudhary does well with his analogies in a brief lunch scene but is limited to sporting a threatening frown for the rest of his role.
Blood Money is much too sluggish, simplistic and boring to bother.