Ittefaq – means by chance, a coincidence.
Also a film directed by Yash Chopra in 1969, Ittefaq, is a suspense movie based on the English film Signpost to Murder, with Rajesh Khanna (in the lead role), Nanda and Sujit Kumar.
It was adapted into a screenplay in seven days, shot in 28 days and released in a record three months. Yash Chopra had wanted to create an inexpensive quickie film as his big budget film Aadmi Aur Insaan had stopped production because it’s heroine Saira Banu was having surgery then.
The plot takes place almost entirely over the course of one stormy night, a woman is terrified when an accused murderer escapes from a mental hospital and seeks refuge in her home. The film was deemed unusual by critics as it was a film without any songs or an interval.
It won Yashji a Filmfare award for Best Director.
The Daily Ittefaq is also a daily newspaper and is one of the most published and circulated newspaper published from Bangladesh. It is printed in Bengali by Ittefaq Group of Publications Limited. The newspaper features all the standard sections of a modern daily newspaper like political news, sports, education, entertainment, general & local news.
The Ittefaq was first published as a weekly paper on the 24 December 1953 by Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani and Yar Mohammad Khan who was its founder publisher and also the founder treasurer of Bangladesh Awami League.
Click on this link to access the official website of the newspaper (in Bengali) http://new.ittefaq.com.bd/
www.Clickittefaq.com is the new daily online edition of Ittefaq in English aimed at a younger audience.
* Urduwallahs pay a tribute to Master Filmmaker Yash Chopra through the month of November.