‘Ittefaq’ has a decent story but the script has gaping loopholes.
It’s a story about the incidents that happen on one night in Mumbai. The film begins with London-based writer Vikram Sethi (Sidharth Malhotra) being chased by the police. It turns out that he is a suspect of his wife’s murder. That’s not all. Homemaker Maya Sinha’s (Sonakshi Sinha) husband is also dead and the police suspect Maya and Vikram for it. Vikram because he has entered Maya’s house seeking help as he was running away from the police. Police officer Dev Verma (Akshaye Khanna) is the officer in charge for both the cases. Vikram and Maya narrate their contradictory but believable versions and Dev has to find out the truth.
The biggest problem with the film is its flimsy last few scenes. Although the twist is decent, there are some major flaws, which I can’t reveal as they would mean giving out spoilers. Even the pace of the film is sluggish and there aren’t many edge-of-your-seat moments. Having said that, it does get you involved and you too turn investigators and try to gauge the killer/s. Most of the humour is forced and over the top.
Sonakshi Sinha is good. Sidhrath Malhotra is decent. Akshaye Khanna is pretty good but you wish his character offered him more scope.
‘Ittefaq’ is a decent attempt if you ignore the loopholes. But that might be too much to ask for. We give it 2.5 stars.