Blackout Review: Vikrant Massey's heist drama blends comedy and thrills perfectly

Film: Blackout

Cast: Vikrant Massey, Sunil Grover, Mouni Roy, Jisshu Sengupta

Director: Devang Bhavsar

Rating: 3.5 Moons

Vikrant Massey, who is fresh from the success of 12th Fail, returns with yet another interesting film. Titled Blackout, it is about a night when a few men in Pune cause a blackout to rob a shop. While the city goes into complete darkness, the circumstances for crime reporter Lenny D’Souza (Vikrant Massey) prove to be life-altering. He ventures out to get food for himself and his wife, not knowing that life will not be the same for him. Lenny is joined by strangers on his adventure. 

Blackout has released on JioCinema. Starring a bunch of veteran actors, the film comes pretty close to the cult classic, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, in terms of blending comedy and thrills seamlessly. Despite being an OTT release, Blackout gives a thorough cinematic experience that would have made it a perfect theatrical release. 

It is an exciting weekend for movie buffs. Releasing alongside Munjya, Blackout is a family-friendly comedy that can be watched seated comfortably in the living room, at home. Loaded with punchlines that ensure laughter, the film meets expectations. 

Vikrant Massey is here to rule and how. After 12th Fail, his new avatar in Blackout stands out. His fans will see him in a never-before-seen role. The actor has the ability to keep the viewers deeply connected with his character. Sunil Grover impresses with his portrayal of a poet. Beyond his comic timing, the actor keeps you hooked with a surprise element. Anil Kapoor's voiceover adds an extra layer of thrill and excitement to Blackout.

Blackout is an edge-of-the-seat heist thriller. It masterfully combines the excitement of a heist with fun and comedy, maintaining suspense throughout. It also celebrates friends and dives deep into its true essence.