Thursday, 4 January 2018

820.ITTEFAQ(HINDI,2017)




Ittefaq(Hindi,2017)

Crime,Mystery

3/5



Director: Abhay Chopra
Writers: Abhay Chopra, Shreyas Jain
Stars: Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, Akshaye Khanna

The 1969, Rajesh Khanna movie directed by Yash Chopra made a re-entry to 2017.The main characters are played by the likes of Sidharth Malhotra,Akshay Khanna and Sonakshi Sinha.The 1969 movie was actually a remake of the English flick 'Signpost to Murder'.

  Ittefaq,which can be categorised as a mystery thriller depicts the story of an English NRI writer Vikram,who is allegedly a suspect with regard to the murder of his wife Katherine,an English lady who was a CEO of the publishing company which published Vikram's latest novel.Vikram called the police when he found his wife dead.But the Mumbai Police right away had him in the list as the primary suspect.



 To save himself,Vikram escaped from police and went to an apartment to save himself.There he saw Maya,an advocate's wife.Later,the police found Maya's husband had his last breath in the same apartment.Vikram became a suspect for 2 murders now.

The plot mainly focuses on whodunnit,whydunnit pattern of a usual investigation thriller.At the same time,the plot becomes more complex due to the vesrions of different suspects (Maya was later added) in the case when they were questioned by Dev Sharma (Akshay Khanna) ,who is in-charge of the case.



  The various primitive measures followed by Mumbai Police was not enough to solve the case at first hand.But a time frame of 3 days made the intelligent-detective 'brain'ed Dev accepted the challenge and got into a conclusion after a bunch of speculations.

To an extend,the movie can be marked as an edge-of-the- seat-thriller.But towards the climax,when the secrets are released as a cliched way,it lacks some thing which raises the eyebrows of viewers.Instead of an expected brainy twist,coincidence;as the title of the movie suggests made an important part.

  Except that part,the movie fared well most of the time.As a first-time watcher of the plot (never watched the older Hindi or English Ver.),I liked the movie.Akshay Khanna continues to be enjoying his new Avatar in cop roles,while Sidharth and Sonakshi also did well

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