Raat Akeli Hai released last week directly on Netflix. The film starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte is directed by Honey Trehan. It’s a crime drama for which music is scored by Sneha Khanwalkar.
Coming to the film’s story, a honest police officer played by Nawazuddin is assigned to investigate the death of businessman turned politician on his second marriage with a young lady played by Radhika Apte. As the police officer arrives on the spot, everybody there appears suspicious to him. Then, who is the actual killer? What’s the killer’s motive?
Honey Trehan opted to a simple story, but narrated it in a complicated way to make the narration interesting. However, things in the middle move at slow pace. Honey Trehan wins brownie points for his direction. We keep changing our opinion on the killer, as the story progresses, thanks to his clever writing and taking. The last 30 to 40 minutes is what saved the film from turning out to be a mediocre project.
The lead actors- Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte came up with wonderful performances. Especially, Nawazuddin as a cop lived in the character.
All in all, Raat Akeli Hai is an above average film with some twists and turns throughout. Thriller movie lovers will definitely enjoy watching this one.