It felt like watching a slick Hollywood movie although mixed with desi attempts at humor. Surprised at not finding the song "Raat Baaki". I haven't watched the movie in the theater so don't know if the song was chopped off the movie itself.
Tdy in india blue ray disc and Dvds failed mainly due to two reasons . Huge delay in release and huge pricing . I am keeping piracy as third. Just look at the pricing of dvd of such a flop film and they expect customers to buy. Am sure after a few months the same dvd price will come down to around rs 69 pr so but again by that time no buyers even at that price. See now already a cut down of 49 rs and still won't find buyers . This film will come down to less than 100rs and yet won't find buyers because that is exactly what is happening to the home segment.
[This Rating is for the movie not for the DVD] Rating: 2½
Somewhere in Mumbai, in the rainy night. The famous London Based Novelist Vikram Sethi (Sidharth Malhotra) is running away from the police in his classy Mercedes Benz. While the cops chasing for Vikram there comes Maya (Sonakshi Sinha) wooooh banging into their Police Jeep.
Ittefaq, the most anticipated movie in Bollywood which is an adaptation of the movie by the same name which released in the late 60s starring Rajesh Khanna and Nanda. Well that movie was a remake of the classic Hollywood movie Sing post to Murder. But the Ittefaq starring Sid Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha has a different plot.
The whodunit mystery starts here. Vikram, the best selling author isn’t that happy. Because his last release failed to impress the readers. And he’s in Mumbai along with his publisher wife Catherine (Kimberley Louisa McBeath), to launch his next book. Catherine is found dead and Vikram starts running and takes refugee at Maya’s house. But Maya has her own dark secrets ? In the later events Maya manages to reach the police and when the cops arrive at her apartment, Vikram is standing next to Maya’s Husband Shekar Sinha’s dead body.
Dev (Akshaye Khanna) is now in charge of the double murder mystery case. And he has just 3 days to crack the case. Now the two suspects Vikram and Maya have their own versions of the stories. According to Maya; Vikram killed his wife and he came to her house and then after certain events he killed Shekar. And In Vikram’s version ; He is running away from the police because of the false alarm of killing his wife. And takes the refuge at Maya’s house. Where he will find unusual things. And Maya plans the event and makes him fall to the police has a victim for killing Shekar. Will Dev ever be able to crack the case in just three days with the two perspectives ? Is it Maya who killed her husband ? Who Killed Catherine ? Or is it Vikram who killed the both ?
Abhay Chopra’s directorial debut could have been hit if he had taken care of the screenplay a little interesting. This movie doesn’t have any songs just like the 60s Ittefaq. Michal Luka’s camera isn’t that great but the interiors makes the frame look alluring. The all time sleeping police, who needs chai even at the crime scene, the automated voice in the lift annoying Dev, and at one point the cop says “If you’re right, then there’s nothing wrong” bring some laughter. It’s Sonakshi Sinha who scores the best in acting along with the Akshaye Khanna.
Overall Ittefaq tries your patience and it’s not that difficult to guess whodunit.