Ittefaq (U/A) 108 min
Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha
Direction: Abhay Chopra
Whodunnits are cool, especially those that fry our brains, first by presenting a dead-end mystery that needs solving, and then showing us stuff we take as clues and go on our own sleuthing jaunts to solve the murder in our heads before the film can.
Memorable whodunnits are the ones that are smarter than us and in the last reel show us how silly, wrong or clueless we’ve been all along.
Bollywood doesn’t attempt these dimag-lagane-waali films too often. That’s mostly because there’s little money going for these plot-driven films as they are not great showcases for stars and, by extension, don’t keep the whole stardom vanity machine gainfully employed, relevant and in the news.
So when one comes along, requiring the backing of three producers and is worked…
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