Movie Review: Ittefaq – Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, Akshaye Khanna

Name of Movie Ittefaq
Critics Rating ★ ★ ★★ ★
Director Abhay Chopra
Star cast Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, Akshaye Khanna
Genre Suspense/Thriller Film
Duration 1 hours 47 Minutes
Date Release 03 Nov 2017

PLOT:- Vikram, played by Sidharth Malhotra is a suspect of two murders his wife Catherine Sethi and Shekhar Sinha, while Maya Sinha, played by Sonakshi Sinha is a suspect of murdering her husband Shekhar Sinha. Dev, played by Akshaye Khanna, a high profile investigator is appointed to investigate in the case and pressurized to finish it in three days. Who is the killer?

REVIEW:- When we came to know that the remake of Rajesh Khanna’s 1969 movie ‘Ittefaq’ is coming, we got excited, there was one question on everyone’s mind, will the movie be able to be as good as 1969 classic and the answer is yes, this movie is exactly what it promised with the trailer, now this is not a perfect movie, not even close but this is sure as hell that this is a clever attempt at a thriller. To be honest, calling this a remake of 1969 movie is not right, the story is different, characters are different in fact, the whole movie is different.

Now, let’s talk about the movie, from the moment it starts you are invested in it. In the first scene we see Sidharth being chased by the cops and met with an accident and then disappears, and that is the moment you are like ‘wow’, the director Abhay Chopra has really done a good job here, you are on the edge of your seat, biting your nails in the quest of who is the killer and when the suspense is revealed, you would say, ‘that was not expected’, this is that damn good. Now, Bollywood doesn’t make a lot of murder mystery and that’s why this movie feels special, there are not many good murder mysteries in Bollywood, the list is very short, well now we can add another movie to the list. This movie might not get amazing reviews from the critics but it will be considered as one of the best Bollywood movies of 2017 just because it is a murder mystery.

Now, the actors, Sidharth Malhotra, who is playing a UK based writer is good in this film, not much was expected from him as he has not made a name for himself as a good actor as of now, but he has done a good job. His character was interesting and he must have enjoyed playing the role, now this is not his best performance till now but for this film, he will be remembered. Sonakshi Sinha as Maya Sinha in the movie is the weak link, and that’s the only bad thing about the movie, this role was not for her, her expressionless eyes makes no sense here. Now, she tries to act in some parts of the movie but couldn’t do it. She was more concerned about playing the heroine rather than character and that’s the major problem in Bollywood today. Now, let’s talk about the star of the movie, I say star because he has done a phenomenal job, Akshaye Khanna as Dev is probably the best thing to happen with this movie, there’s not much to talk about him, we all know that he is a great actor and he proves it again.

The background score helps the story to move forward in a stylish way, there are some mistakes in the film and some questions remained unanswered but we can give that a bye because at the end you forget about all that.

WHY TO WATCH:- The movie should be watched by all the thriller lovers, it a great experience and at the end, you will walk out thinking about it. This is a perfect movie to watch on a Sunday.

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