After making a profound impact by killing the demons of Kalyug, the Bhatt banners' old favourite Kunal Khemu has now gone unethical way. Directed by Vishal Mahadkar, Khemu's much-awaited solo flick Blood Money, doesn't seem to bring much hope for us.
Following the Bhatts' old school of thoughts, the story talks about a middle-class boy dreaming big, and finally getting entrapped into a structured whitecollar crime conglomerate. Blood Money narrates the story of a small town man (Kunal Khemu), marrying his beloved (Amrita Puri) and landing up abroad in order to make life richer and bigger. No wonder impractically, the hero earns immense riches in a very short period of time, that finally drags him into a diamond smuggling trap.
Proving his acting calibre in Kalyug, Kunal Khemu has been a very promising actor so far. Khemu's earnest act in Blood Money can definitely fetch kudos for him. Amrita Puri though pleasant enough, does not get much scope in the movie.
Talking about the positivities, the spotlight of Blood Money can be its soothing music. Like any other Bhatt movie, Blood Money's music is powerful and harmonious. Though the film's dialogues define how old-school the anecdote is, the controversial sex scene is another centre of attraction. In short, Blood Money is a very mediocre movie, somewhat repeating Mahesh Bhatt's premium endeavors Naam.
Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
Director: Vishal Mahadkar
Cast: Kunal Khemu, Amrita Puri, Manish Choudhary, Mia Uyeda
Music: Jeet Ganguly
Release Date: March 30, 2012