Arainy night, twin murders, two suspects and a twist at every turn of the scene – this is literally every sound designer’s dream come true. After all, there is some much one can do when it comes to drama and intrigue. And Baylon Fonseca manages to do it adroitly. Ittefaq is an adaptation of Yash Chopra’s 1969 suspense drama, but the new version has a lot more investigative excitement thrown in. There are frequent flashbacks, which required Fonseca to ensure that the viewer stayed with the plot of the whodunit. And when things get dreary, he added just the right amount of acoustix élan to uplift the otherwise dreary proceedings. The sound played a key role in ensurig that Ittefaq was taut thriller with just the right dose of sublime lure.
Hot 100, Sound Artists, Baylon Fonseca, Ittefaq
16 July 2018