STARS : ☆☆☆☆
Storyline: Dev (Akshaye Khanna) a police officer is on to a job of solving a double murder case. The case has only two witnesses who are also the suspects themselves. (Sonakshi Sinha) Maya who is a homemaker is a suspect of her husband’s murder, whereas Vikram (Sidharth Malhotra) a celebrated novelist is the suspect of his wife Catherin and Maya’s husband’s murder. Both the suspects have their own account of the events that took place that night and Dev is all confused with the two versions of the story as both the stories are quite believable.
What Is Different: For all those who are assuming the story to be on the lines of old Rajesh Khanna and Nanda’s ‘Ittefaq’, well we recommend you go with a fresh mind for this one. No doubt it is on the double murder case like the previous one but the treatment of the story and the stance of the ittefaq is totally different.
Direction: The director Abhay Chopra has done a wonderful job with the execution of the movie and has excelled in storytelling. The movie is fast-paced, you enjoy the two stories while watching them on screen and till the climax of the movie you are at the edge of your seat to know the real culprit.
Music: The movie has no songs and so do not expect or wait for ‘Raat Baaki’ as it was just a part and parcel of the promotions and you don’t see it on the big screen not even at the end of the movie. But yes a thriller requires haunting background music and ‘Ittefaq’ has it and helps a lot in building up the suspense.
Performances: All the performances in the movie are amazing. Sonakshi and Sidharth, both, keep forward their versions of the story in a very convincing way with right kind of expressions and it is hard for you as an audience to decide who is speaking the truth and who is scripting the truth. Akshaye Khanna as the cop is just amazing and he is undoubtedly an apt choice for the role. He has the maximum screen space and gives many smile-worthy moments and those are the only moments you smile while watching the movie.
Last Word: The climax of the movie is the icing on the cake, it is racy, and fails you as an audience with all your guesses. #FoodFashionLife recommends you to go and experience the sheer thrill in 1hr 40min of ‘Ittefaq’.