Raat Akeli Hai – (Hindi) Netflix 7/10
The lyrics of the original song sums up the movie perfectly!
It’s a typical whodunit that winds up and around the Zamindars family, Chauvinists and bitchy females all, attacking the mistress also the new bride!
Very many one-liners in the local dialect of a small town of UP you wouldn’t want to miss.
Radhika Apte is seriously underutilized while Nawazuddin Siddiqui outshines the rest! Ila Arun in an avatar not seen before is extremely tolerant of her son’s expectations while extolling the virtues of women to him in her not so subtle search for a bride. Tigmanshu Dhulia in a cameo is just not enough while newbie Shreedhar Dubey definitely is noticeable and Nishant Dahiya is by far one of the best looking stars here. Would have loved to see more of Aditya Srivastav, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Riya Shukla, and Shweta Tripathi.
The storyline keeps you guessing and just as you think you have figured it all and up pops another clue!
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The World of Movies Rating – 07/10
Movie Title: Raat Akeli Hai
Directed: Honey Trehan
Written by: Smita Singh
Main Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Inspector Jatil Yadav, Radhika Apte as Radha, Shweta Tripathi as Karuna Singh, Tigmanshu Dhulia as SSP Lalji Shukla, Shivani Raghuvanshi as Vasudha Singh, Aditya Srivastava as Munna Raja, Nishant Dahiya as Vikram Singh, Padmavati Rao as Pramila Singh, Ila Arun as Sarita Kumari, Swanand Kirkire as Ramesh Chauhan, Shree Dhar Dubey as Narendra Singh/Nandu, Nitesh Kumar as Karan, Khalid Tyabji as Raghuveer Singh, Riya Shukla as Chunni
Year of Release: 2020
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country of Origin: India (Bollywood)
Running time: 149 minutes
Production Company: MacGuffin Pictures, RSVP
Distributed by: Netflix
Image Source: Screenshots taken from the movie.
Reviewed by: Shyamala Nawab