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The crime thriller film Ittefaq has received decent reviews from critics. The average rating is 2.88 so far.

  • Postive: 9
  • Neutral: 1
  • Negative: 1
  • Avg Rating: 2.88/5


Rating: 2.5/5

Watch Ittefaq because the film reveals a great deal about how Bollywood filmmaking has changed over the past five decades. If that isn’t a big enough draw, watch it for nonpareil Akshaye Khanna. He overshadows everyone – and everything – in Ittefaq.

Bollywood Hungama

Rating: 2/5

On the whole, ITTEFAQ is a weak show and doesn’t get the grammar of whodunit right. The film is devoid of entertainment value as well as the shock element. At the box office, it will fail to make a mark.


Rating: 3.5/5

Want to live 100 minutes of suspense? Go for it before the spoilsports come in to ruin everyone’s experience. By the interval, you’ll feel you know what’s going on, but sit back and see yourself getting proved wrong.

 Bollywood Life

Rating: 3/5

Ittefaq is gripping and promises a thrilling ride in a tight narrative and needs to be watched for its smooth execution. Also Akshaye Khanna’s cop act is perhaps one of the smoothest performances of 2017!

Hindustan Times

Rating: 3/5

The plot is not absolutely water-tight (the movie would have blown you away with its twists, if that was the case), but Chopra does put his resources to good use. Ittefaq tries its best to create intrigue, and doesn’t give the audience a lot of time to think twice about a single event. That is its biggest achievement. Ittefaq is a decent crime story that will keep you hooked, and guessing.

Indian Express

Rating: 3/5

Both Malhotra and Sinha start off a tad shaky, and then steady up. Khanna, who deadpans his way through the best lines in the film, is clearly having a blast. There are small touches of fresh humour, and enough suspense to keep things ticking over. And there’s real surprise in the big reveal. Ittefaq is that rare Bollywood creature: a smart, gripping whodunit which keeps us guessing.

 Deccan Chronicles

Rating: 3/5

Sidharth Malhotra has surely improved as an actor. His conversations with the cops look real. Sonakshi too is raising her acting bar with each passing film. Her helplessness to prove herself innocent is to look out for. Akshaye Khanna never gives a dull moment. He plays his role effortlessly. Go and find out the real murderer now and don’t spoil it for others, not even by ‘Ittefaq’!


Rating: 2.75/5

Ittefaq may not be perfect, but it is clever enough. Bollywood rarely does thrillers well. This one is not brilliant, but it is fun while it lasts.

Zee News

Rating: 3/5

You will see some untapped chemistry between Sid and Sonakshi which can work wonders if given a chance. The supporting cast, especially Himanshu Kohli and the one who played the constable did a fab job in adding some light moments in an otherwise dark narrative. Do watch the film over the weekend to appreciate some fine performances. Who knows this Ittefaq might intrigue you!


Rating: 3/5

At over 100 minutes, plot-wise Ittefaq has a few flaws but the screenplay wasn’t crisp enough. The songless factor works like magic in this case. Usually one deviates from the plot with lyrical ballads but Chopra keeps it neat. Though the double murder movie is not even a patch on something like a Talvar, But that doesn’t take away the fact that it deserves a one time watch for sure. Just to know who is the killer!

Anupama Chopra

Rating: 3/5


  1. Bollyarena this is totally off topic but I was reading an article on Bollywood hungama saying thugs of hindostan has gone over budget but the most intriguing and exciting thing was that srk May have a cameo in thugs is there any truth to that or just a bit of added masala

  2. the budget is 25 crore, to be hit very easy task..
    all the best for ittefaq🖒🖒🖒✌✌

  3. Superbbb reviews but I will still suggest u to watch rajesh khanna’s ittefaq which was a masterpiece

  4. today i have seen the movie….totally bakwas..all are paid review…because producer are karan johar gauri khan etc….orignal itfaq was superb…but this one is ser dard…

    • Bhai tere ko to saari movie dekh kr seer dard ho jaata h.

      Tu movie dekhna kyun nai chodd deta

  5. abhi kumar Reply

    ye movie selfmade sidd ki hai toh pakka hit jaigi ludwaa2 ki tarah totally bakwaas nhi ! 55 to 85cr is good fig for 22cr budget movie

  6. Ghatiya film…I only watched this film for talented Akshay Khanna and he was the only good thing about this film…Sonakshi who has forehead like Rajnath Singh can’t act to even save her life…Sid is one moron who has that constipated expression on his face..he can neither make you laugh nor cry

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