Movie Review: Ittefaq (2017)

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800px-Ittefaq-posterITTEFAQ is the story of a two strangers who meet one night amidst killings and double crossings. Vikram Sethi (Sidharth Malhotra) is an acclaimed writer from London who is India for the launch of his third book. He goes to the hotel room post the event and finds that his wife Katherine (Kimberley McBeath) is no more. He calls the cops who try to frame him for the death. A paranoid Vikram runs away and takes refuge in the house of Maya (Sonakshi Sinha). When cops reach Maya’s residence, they realize that even her hubby Shekhar Sinha (Samir Sharma) is dead and Vikram is accused of murdering him. Dev Verma (Akshaye Khanna) is given the charge of investigating this high-profile case. Vikram maintains that he’s innocent and that he neither killed Katherine nor Shekhar. Meanwhile, Maya alleges that Vikram killed Shekhar. Dev is torn between the two versions of the story, and will not settle till he finds out what happened that night. What happens next forms the rest of the film.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.5 “A Worthy Whodunit”
3.5 “Watch It To Believe Whatever You Predict Is Wrong”
3.0 “This is a murder mystery for murder mystery-lovers and its deficiencies and heights are built into its rhythm.”
3.0 “Ittefaq is not a taut thriller that you expect it to be.”
3.0 “Sonakshi, Sidharth and Akshaye Khanna starrer film is a tight and crisp whodunnit”
3.0 “Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, Akshaye Khanna starrer has few thrills and some chills!”
DNA India
3.0 “Despite Few Loose Ends, This Whodunit Thriller Makes Up For A Riveting Watch”
3.0 “Go and find out the real murderer in the suspense thriller now and don’t spoil it for others, not even by ‘Ittefaq’!”
3.0 “Ittefaq is a solid modern whodunit. It looks as slick as any Hollywood production.”
3.0 “Sidharth-Sonakshi’s murder mystery will keep you on your toes”
3.0 “Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha’s decent whodunit will keep you guessing”
3.0 “The Sonakshi Sinha, Sidharth Malhotra starrer is a smart, gripping whodunit”
3.0 “The film is crisp and intriguing but implausible”
Average Reviews
2.5 “Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, Akshaye Khanna’s Movie Is Compact And Visually Classy”
2.5 “A formulaic whodunit sans intrigue”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “ITTEFAQ is a weak show and doesn’t get the grammar of whodunit right. “
2.0 “If the lead actors: Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha weren’t so passionless in trying hard to be mysterious, this film could have been less painful to watch. “

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