Mumbai: As the Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshaye Khanna-starrer crime thriller ‘Ittefaq’ is gearing up for release, Juno Chopra, one of the co-producers of the film, says that with the adaptation of their grandfather BR Chopra’s celebrated film of the same name, they are trying to raise the level of crime thrillers in Hindi cinema.
‘Ittefaq’ trailer, which released on Thursday, revolves around two murders and two suspects of the event where one police officer struggles through an investigation to unveil the truth.
While the film is an adaptation of the 1969 Rajesh Khanna and Nanda starrer, according to Juno, the story was ahead of its time and it was quite an interesting process to set the film in the modern time.
In a chat after showing ‘Ittefaq’ trailer here, Juno said: “Though our Hindi cinema is known for the song-dance sagas, in the late 1960s’ era, when songs used to play an important part of storytelling, ‘Ittefaq’ was one of the films with no songs in it. Our grandfather tried to push the boundary of conventional cinema with that film.
“As a youngster, it was our dream to recreate the same. This film is a dream.”
Was there any creative challenge to establish a relevance of the story in today’s time?
“You see, no challenges can be hard enough that can’t be worked out. As I said, it was on our wish list. Abhay (Abhay Chopra) and I worked really hard to make the story interesting. Yes, there were challenges, but that drives us to do better.”
Directed by Juno’s brother Abhay Chopra, the film has been produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Dharma Productions along with BR Films.
They last produced ‘Bareilly ki Barfi’, which was embraced by the audience.
The film is releasing on November 3