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Raat Akeli Hai - NETFLIX original film review by Navjot

By Navjot Bains . 31st July 2020 05:52pm
Raat Akeli Hai - NETFLIX original film review by Navjot

The film follows a small town cop who is summoned to investigate the death of a politician which gets complicated by the victim's secretive family and his own conflicted heart.


 

 

STORY, SCREENPLAY AND DIALOGUES

The story, screenplay and dialogues are written by Smita Singh and the screenplay is very engaging.  The sequences are good . It is a whodunnit and a thriller and it is difficult to keep your audiences engaged but here you are sucked into the drama right from the word go. The dialogues are realistic and provide a lot of authenticity to the drama.

 

PERFORMANCES

[  ] Nawazuddin Siddiqui never fails to impress.  With a bang on performances he lifts up every scene.  He is a brilliant performer.  He has provided a lot of depth to this character.

[  ]  Radhika Apte as Radha. Radhika seems to be Netflix's lucky charm. Everytime they get Radhika  for a  project  she does wonders for them. Radhika is a seasoned actor.  She slips into the character beautifully.

[  ]  Tigmanshu Dhulia as SSP Lalji Shukla in a brief role but he makes his presence felt.

[  ]  Shweta Tripathi as Karuna Singh is really good.

[  ]  Shivani Raghuvanshi as Vasudha Singh is very natural

[  ] Nishant Dahiya as Vikram Singh is very effective.

[  ] Ila Arun as Jatil's mother is phenomenal.  It's good to see her on screen.  She acts so naturally with the dialect and body language on point.

 

DIRECTION AND OTHER TECHNICAL ASPECTS

This film is directed by Honey Trehan. He has done a really good job.  He manages to keep the viewers engaged.  The story has been handled with utmost conviction.  The cinematography by Pankaj Kumar is very raw , very real.

 

Final VERDICT

Raat Akeli Hai promises to be an engaging thriller and the film lives upto its expectations.  The film holds you till the very end.  The film is long and can sometimes test your patience few and far between.

I'm going with 4/5