Netflix’s Raat Akeli Hai is a WHO-DID-IT murder mystery. A powerful and politically connected Thakur Raghubeer Singh (Khalid Tyabji), gets murdered on his wedding day. Jatil Yadav (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a fearless and grumpy cop who tries to solve the murder mystery.
Thakur Singh is seen dead on the night of his marriage to Radha (Radhika Apte), his young mistress, who he was marrying after the death of his first wife.
Raat Akeli Hai focuses on Patriarchy, abuses, and the political connection between the state and the cops. It is a murder mystery along with a complex Indian family drama. Directed by Honey Trehan, Raat Akeli hai grabs our attention from the beginning. The very few minutes of the movie are reminiscent and suspenseful. Raat Akeli Hai keeps you dubious on almost every character in the film.
Captivating background music by the talented Sneha Khanwalker makes the screenplay more interesting. Balanced humor in the film makes it weighty.
Nawazuddin as the fearless cop and Radhika as the unsure woman whom you cannot easily trust in the family stand out in the film. The first half of the film is male-centric. But the second half is when all the female actors come into their own.
Raat Akeli Hai is a long thriller of 2 hours and 29 minutes. I personally feel that 10-15 minutes could have been shortened. Nonetheless, Honey Trehan, Pankaj Kumar, Smita Singh, and the team have done a good job behind camera.
Raat Akeli Hai is a give-a-watch movie.
Movie: Raat Akeli Hai
Director: Honey Terhan
Available on NETFLIX