Story: Blood Money is primarily, the tale of an over-ambitious guy Kunal Kadam (Kunal Khemu), who in order to make it big in life, moves from Mumbai to Cape Town along with his wife Aarzoo (Amrita Puri). Kunal grabs a job in a diamond export company, owned by brothers Zaveri (Manish Choudhary) and Dinesh( Sandip Sikand) and soon lands up at a lavish mansion with a chauffer driven posh car. While Aarzoo still sticks to her middle-class values and demands a simple life, Kunal on the contrary, keeps on compromising in the name of dreams. But, hell breaks loose when the ugly truth of the diamond smuggling and mafia associated with his company is revealed to him. Now, how will Kunal manage to get out of this mess is the rest of the story. Story Treatment: The narration begins on a thin note with some ultra-intruding songs, which do nothing but hamper the flow of the story. In the midst of the pre-interval moments, one starts drawing comparisons with the same banner’s Jannat. Amrita like Sonal, feels lonely as her husband Kunal like Emraan is engrossed in his profession. What adds to the agony is an absurd climax beginning with a bruised Kunal managing to escape the office with important documents with no sign of security guards in the premises. Secondly, he effortlessly manages to get in touch with Interpol despite his super influential boss acting like a watchdog. Star Cast: Kunal Khemu is an actor par excellence, but his endeavors have gone in vain due to a poor script. Amrita Puri is good most of the times, but overacts at some places. Manish Choudhary brings back the memories of Rocket Singh- The Salesman Of The Year as a strict and brutal boss. Sandip Sikand is brilliant in his small but pivotal role. Mia Uyeda plays her part well but fails to add oomph factor, which is much required in the film. Karan Mehra is simply wasted in an absurd role. Direction: Vishal Mahadkar as a debutant director looks very promising and surely can be given a benefit of doubt, as the problem lies in scripting and screenplay. Some scenes like the one where Manish gauges the mind of Kunal, while digging into some delicious Italian food are brilliantly shot. His direction somehow, induces life in the otherwise dull affair. Music/ Dialogues/ Cinematography/Editing: Music unlike other Vishesh Films, fails to impress and as mentioned earlier, breaks the flow of the narration. Dialogues are noticeable most of the times, barring a few occasions when Amrita says, she will not go back to Mumbai as a widow. Cinematography complements the direction. Ditto goes for editing thus, the movie moves fast as each sub-plot unfolds. 3ups and downs: Good performances, direction, cinematography and editing are strong points. Poor script, loose screenplay and music are the drawbacks. Overall, Blood Money is like old wine in a new bottle and can be easily given a miss.