New Delhi: Bollywood has produced some of the classic thriller films which have received a thumbs up from the audiences and latest release Ittefaq will be remembered as one of them.
Directed by debutant filmmaker Abhay Chopra, the movie was first said to be a remake of the 1969 Yash Chopra directorial by the same name Ittefaq. However, later the makers clarified that it is not a remake and has a different storyline.
Well, it has taken inspiration from the original but certainly, this Ittefaq is different from its predecessor. Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared the latest Box Office figures.
#Ittefaq witnessed STEADY trending on weekdays... Concludes Week 1 on a RESPECTABLE note... Fri 4.05 cr, Sat 5.50 cr, Sun 6.50 cr, Mon 2.25 cr, Tue 2 cr, Wed 1.75 cr, Thu 1.60 cr. Total: ₹ 23.65 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 10, 2017
The original starred megastar Rajesh Khanna, Nanda and Iftekhar in the lead roles. The 2017 film has a binding plot and an interesting narrative which helped in keeping the audience hooked right till the climax.
Akshaye Khanna's impeccable acting prowess makes this gritty whodunit a watchable experience. The new-age Ittefaq is helmed by debutant filmmaker Abhay Chopra and produced jointly by Dharma and Red Chillies.
The strategy of not promoting the suspense thriller on an extensive scale worked really well for the makers as positive word of mouth publicity clearly set the cash counters ringing.