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ITTEFAQ - Neither any engaging murder mystery nor an exact remake of Yash Chopra’s inspired classic. (Beyond The Review By Bobby Sing)
03 Nov, 2017 | Movie Reviews / 2017 Releases / ALL ABOUT INSPIRED MOVIES / Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / I / Just In

The detailed review of ITTEFAQ by Bobby Sing can be read at the following link @UCNews app/portal.

http://tz.ucweb.com/11_1KpbK

(Can be accessed at mobile app, mobile browser as well as on other internet browsers and devices too)
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Shared below are views - Beyond the initial writeup with more interesting insights.
 
Strongly promoted as the remake of Yash Chopra’s 1969 film with the same title, this actually seems to be a PR gimmick played by the makers to gain an instant attention, since the film is not any exact remake of its experimental original, which was itself an inspired version of SIGNPOST TO MURDER (1969 with more details shared in the review). 
 
The new ITTEFAQ is a completely re-written script taking the basic premise of the much appreciated Rajesh Khanna starrer and cannot exactly be called as an dedicated remake.
 
Probably the makers followed this strategy since BR Films had already suffered another case of plagiarism filed by 20th Century Fox against their still unreleased film BANDA YEH BINDAAS HAI which was being made as an unofficial copy of the English hit MY COUSIN VINNY. Hence playing it safe they went for a fresh script woven around the same plot and then used the ‘remake tag’ in the promotions as a clever marketing strategy that worked well.
 
However in order to present it as a different film, they actually killed everything that was great and beautiful in the ‘inspired original’ and thus cannot be recommended as any taut, engaging thriller or an entertaining murder mystery. So you can watch it only if you are die-hard fan of this particular genre or Akshaye Khanna as an underrated actor not given much opportunities to prove himself on the screen.
 
Ratings : 2 / 5

Tags : Ittefaq Beyond The Review by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Ittefaq Remakes of old classic, Ittefaq (1969), Signpost To Murder (1964), Inspired Movies, Copied Films, Inspired Hindi films From English Crime Thrillers
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