ITTEFAQ is a crunchy, curious but dubious re-doing of Yash Chopra’s 1969 flick. The original movie was very much histrionic but, neat portrait of two people who make insubstantial connection over a single night. The man in the flick (played by Siddharth Malhotra) who is accused of murder is actually sackless. The female (portrayed by Sonakshi Sinha) who seemingly is the victim is actually the real killer. At a point in a movie, both of them have a drink together which indicates or proves to be a little reprieve from a storm. Both in a real and metamorphic sense. Apparently, debutant director Abhay Chopra has used all the source material to show cop procedure.
The true hero of the movie is Akshay Khanna, who plays Dev (an investigating police officer). This is a decision of wits. Dev is sceptical bur authentically funny at places where it needs to be. In a scene where the accused shed tears and Dev puts a plate of food in front of him saying “sambhar me girega” feels genuinly funny highlighting the potential of Mumbai crime franchise where this unripe cop is saving the city.
Talking about the character, Siddharth here is playing an author who is from UK and is undoubtedly looking dashing. The story has been made big just to make space for more characters. So there is no poignancy that the original movie had. The twists in the story (mainly after second half) looks far-fetched and fails to connect to the viewers. This has made second half flawed. Sonakshi’s character is loosely written and she does not have much to do in the movie. It is not a total disappointment and has stuffs which can keep you hooked. You can call it one time watch!