Raat Akeli Hai Movie Review: There Isn’t Much To Find In Darkness


Raat Akeli Hai

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Shweta Tripathi

Director: Honey Trehan

The gloomy insides of an historical having a look ‘haveli’, the type with many sq. formed rooms and teakwood cupboards, know so much about its inhibitors’ previous, however thankfully or sadly, the partitions can’t talk, so the onus is on a cop named Jatil Yadav (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) to unravel the homicide thriller of a rich and strong UP ‘Thakur’.

Casting director became director Honey Trehan understands the facial necessities of his number one characters, and he has gotten virtually the entire actors completely spot on. This, at the side of the units, particularly the ‘haveli’ and adjoining spaces, paintings smartly for the milieu. We witness slim lanes with overflowing sewers, darkish alleys, leather-based tannery and an total sinister feeling. The small the city set-up turns into difficult when there are lots of characters enjoying in parallel tracks as they are able to simply spoil the claustrophobic surroundings the director needs to steer you into. Trehan has carried out this proper as smartly.

But he does all this at this kind of sluggish tempo that the audience get started on the lookout for some motion, one thing that may spoil the monotony. Blame it at the target audience’s consideration span, however Raat Akeli Hai turns out extra about the real loneliness than the homicide thriller. Maybe that used to be the aim, however then why lead the spectator against one thing that wouldn’t grasp any that means for him within the context of storytelling.

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Thanks to actors like Nawazuddin, Radhika Apte and Aditya Srivastava, Raat Akeli Hai creates the appropriate temper, however that is kind of about it. The non-public building of the characters don’t paintings a lot, or to place it in a different way, it doesn’t engulf your thoughts for lengthy. There are many uninteresting moments in between scenes and that abate the drift. There is a deep lull after each crescendo and it’s moderately common.

Though Siddiqui and Apte take a look at their absolute best to make Raat Akeli Hai a layered storytelling, it lacks the earnestness of fine suspense thrillers. Shivani Raghuvanshi merits a different point out right here. She has been excelling and including immense worth to her characters, and he or she has carried out it as soon as once more in Raat Akeli Hai.

With just about 150-minute length, Netflix’s Raat Akeli Hai isn’t as efficient as it might were with equivalent assets.

Rating: 2.5/5



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