When Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshaye Khanna came together to recreate Ittefaq, the 1969 mystery thriller with the same name, many had doubts if they would do justice to the iconic film. The makers were able to make the audience even more curious because they decided to not do any sort of promotions, and surprisingly it worked for the film. Ittefaq, directed by Abhay Chopra, received immense appreciation and has been able to live up to the Rajesh Khanna starrer too. However, the film, which is a whodunit mystery, is now struggling at the box office.
So far, the film has been able to mint Rs 20.30 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Ittefaq is STEADY on weekdays… Fri 4.05 cr, Sat 5.50 cr, Sun 6.50 cr, Mon 2.25 cr, Tue 2 cr. Total: ₹ 20.30 cr. India biz.”
Akshaye Khanna, whose role as an inspector is being appreciated by critics the most, recently talked about the film in a behind the scene video. He said, “It is a genre that we don’t make often in the Indian cinema but it is a major genre everywhere else in the world.”
Even Sidharth and Sonakshi, who played the character of Vikram and Maya, respectively, said that this is a kind of film which is very different to what they have done so far.
Helmed by Abhay Chopra, the grandson of BR Chopra, Ittefaq is backed by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.
Ittefaq had released on November 3.