Director Abhay Chopra's Bollywood movie Ittefaq starring Sidharth Malhotra, Akshaye Khanna and Sonakshi Sinha, has received good reviews and ratings from the audience around the world.
Ittefaq, which means Coincidence, is a modern adaptation of late Yash Chopra-directed 1969 suspense thriller movie. Abhay Chopra, Shreyas Jain and Nikhil Mehrotra have tweaked the screenplay in parts to suit the taste of the viewers of the present generation.
Ittefaq Story: Police officer Dev (Akshaye Khanna) is investigating a double murder case that has only two witnesses - acclaimed writer Vikram (Sidharth Malhotra) and young homemaker Maya (Sonakshi Sinha), who are also the prime suspects. But both of them have different narratives about the events of that fateful night. Both the stories seem true but there can only be one truth. How Dev unravels the mystery forms the crux of Ittefaq.
Analysis: Abhay Chopra has managed to retain the soul of the original movie, but made certain changes in the screenplay, which are good. The director is successful in make the film a nail biting watch. He has maitained the suspense element so well that you will not able to guess who is the murderer till the end of the movie, say the audiences.
Performances: Sidharth Malhotra, Akshaye and Sonakshi Sinha have delivered sterling performances, which are the highlights of Ittefaq. Manoj Joshi, Parul Gulati, Mir Sarwar, Shankar Yadav, Gireesh Sahedev, Himanshu Kohli and Kimberly Louisa McBeath have also done justice to their roles, say the viewers.
Technical: Ittefaq has been jointly bankrolled by Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar under the banners Red Chillies Entertainment and Dharma Productions and it has decent production values. Brilliant background score, action choreography, picturisation and special effects are the attractions on the technical front, say the film goers
We bring you some viewers' verdict on the film share on Twitter. Here are the live updates of Ittefaq movie review and rating by the audience:
Sumit kadel @SumitkadeI
Done with First half of #Ittefaq - Intriguing fast paced. Very good. #Ittefaq - Enthralling thriller .Fast-Paced no-nonsense film. Impressive murder mystery blend with terrific performances. Rating- ✨ #ITTEFAQ is a superlative tribute to the original. Abhay Chopra direction is very good,he managed to keep the audience intrigued till last #ITTEFAQ - @S1dharthM @sonakshisinha & #AkshayeKhanna ji performance is mysteriously brilliant. Must watch film ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Bobby Talks Cinema @bobbytalkcinema
#Ittefaq At interval its ROSHOMONIC narration isnt exciting enough.... not having anything that actually worked in the 'Inspired' classic. #Ittefaq In.order to be a different film it kills everything that was great & beautiful in the original 'Inspired' classic. The New #Ittefaq not even touches the bold & beautiful 'inspired' classic.... as an entirely diff. (avg.) film walking on its own path. Probably they didnt go for an exact remake due to rights issue playing it safe
Shrishti Negi @shrishti_03
Done with first half of #ittefaq - It makes you sit upright in the chair, very intriguing. Sidharth Malhotra looks believable as Vikram; Sonakshi Sinha's Maya continues to be a mystery #ittefaq #AbhayChopra's direction is on point for this seat-gripping thriller #ittefaq Abhay Chopra's #ittefaq lives up to the expectations with his superb handling of this thrill ride. With a gripping plot, powerhouse performances n a twisted ending, #ittefaq leaves me in absolute awe. @karanjohar @S1dharthM congrats.
Aalim Hakim @AalimHakim
Just saw #ITTEFAQ @S1dharthM it's one of your best film and grt performance @sonakshisinha superb #AkshayeKhanna brilliant. ITTEFAQ is one of the best suspense triller of Indian cinema. Each and every scene of the film keeps you on the edge. Brilliant editing and crisp direction by Abhay Chopra has made the film so sharp and edgy that it keeps u so engrossed. Sidharth Malhotra has performed his character brilliantly.. Sonakshi Sinha is too good... Akshaye Khanna is such a fine actor that anybody can fall in love with him ... Akshaye is in supreme form. Very rare you get to see this kind of brilliant performance .#ITTEFAQ is a winner all the way and Pple are gonna love this edgy triller... A big Thumps Up ❤️
Amit Ashar @AmitAsharStudio
#ittefaq is a slick, engaging &well directed film with super performances by Akshaye, @sonakshisinha and @S1dharthM. thriller aftr so long
Iam Aravind @srk_aravind
#Ittefaq will be added to one the best suspense thriller of all Bollywood. Thank you @RedChilliesEnt and @DharmaMovies to taking this initiative. Best In #Ittefaq. * Totally Gripping Script * Flawless Performance from lead casts. * Top Notch BGM * Each Scene was so Catching ✌ * Brilliant Direction * Rare Movie in B-Town The Movie will make wonders in Box Office for sure @RedChilliesEnt
Amar Butala @amarbutala
#ittefaq is a taut thriller and a smart whodunit!! A must watch!Best of luck @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @S1dharthM #junochopra #abhaychopra
Human Being @HumanityAbvAll
#Ittefaq it's not only a remake but also Hollywood copy of Signpost to Murder movie. So if u find any doc in movie, u got the culprit!
Watch Ittefaq official trailer here
RJ ALOK @OYERJALOK
INTERVAL.. and people discussing Who is the murderer? That's really Good thing. #Ittefaq @S1dharthM @sonakshisinha #AkshayeKhanna #RjAlok Story Screenplay Performances Moments Background Cinematography ✌️ Direction #Ittefaq @DharmaMovies @RedChilliesEnt @junochopra
Amit Umadatta @Dattaamit11Amit
#AkshayeKhanna is terrific in first half of #Ittefaq @sonakshisinha ❤️ looks super hot @S1dharthM can't act at all @karanjohar @iamsrk #akshayekhanna is excellent in 1st half of #ittefaq #sonakshisinha looks burning hot❤️...
#Ittefaq is brilliant, gripping, pure 100 min of suspense, You can't guess killer till the end I bet, A must watch and remember no spoilers
HONEST CriTics @MovieAha
It's interval #Ittefaq , till it's ok , now all depends on final suspense, hope positive..... @S1dharthM @sonakshisinha @karanjohar
So far #Ittefaq is amazing. @sonakshisinha Akshaye Slaying !! Loved #Ittefaq . This film has better offering than the classic. Loved @sonakshisinha and Akshaye . Sid was good too.
Umair Sandhu @sandhumerry
#Ittefaq is true to its genre, delivers what it promises. Taut, gripping, no distractions, no lull - 100 min of pure suspense. 3.5*/5*
@sonakshisinha u r awesome in #Ittefaq .. I hv never seen such a engaging suspense thriller in bollywood till date..Great job..