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Raat Akeli hai movie release: Highlights

Here's what celebrities, fans and critics are saying about Raat Akeli Hai, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shweta Tripathi, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Nishant Dahiya, Ila Arun, Swanand Kirkire and Aditya Srivastava.

Written by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: August 1, 2020 9:06:45 am
raat akeli hai, nawazuddin siddiqui Raat Akeli Hai is streaming on Netflix.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte starrer Raat Akeli Hai is finally streaming on Netflix. The movie, which also stars Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Abhijeet and Tigmanshu Dhulia, has been helmed by Honey Trehan. Raat Akeli Hai marks the directorial debut of the casting director.

The premise of Raat Akeli Hai is centred around the murder of a wealthy patriarch called Raghubeer Singh. Inspector Jatil Yadav (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is assigned the case and all of his prime suspects belong to Singh’s family. However, a large portion of his attention is focused on Raghubeer’s wife and former mistress Radha, played by Radhika Apte. Jatil Yadav suspects Radha’s involvement in the murder as she would have been the one to gain the most monetarily after her husband’s death.

Interestingly, before Raat Akeli Hai, Radhika Apte and Nawazuddin Siddiqui have featured together in Sacred Games and Manjhi The Mountain Man.

Also read | Raat Akeli Hai review: Nawazuddin-starrer is sufficiently twisty

Sharing her experience of working with Nawazuddin once again, the actor said, “Nawaz is one of the finest actors in the country. The good thing about him is that he is always present in the moment. He reacts to you. He doesn’t come to the sets prepared. So we can just play along with our parts, improvise a lot, and see what comes along.”

Radhika also spoke about her character in Raat Akeli Hai. She told PTI, “Radha is the mistress of the man who is killed. She has had a very difficult life, so she thinks that there is basically nothing to lose. She’s feisty. She can come across as arrogant and rude, but she is quite matter of fact. There are a lot of things in her which I found more progressive than other people. But we don’t know whether she is tricking you or not.”

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20:30 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Raat Akeli Hai is one more feather in Nawazuddin Siddiqui's cap'

"Like other #NawazuddinSiddiqui Movies, #RaatAkeliHai is one more feather in the Actor's cap.With an intense and Intriguing storyline you get to see some epic performances in the film. Congrats @RSVPMovies @Nawazuddin_S @radhika_apte and team! Don't miss this one on @NetflixIndia," @Ajay_kr94 wrote on Twitter after watching Raat Akeli Hai. 

20:10 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Gripping. Riveting. Intriguing'

"Gripping. Riveting. Intriguing. The kind of a murder mystery that doesn’t allow you to miss even a single minute of the unfolding drama. @Nawazuddin_S @radhika_apte Take a bow #RaatAkeliHai" @Wazza2188 wrote on Twitter. 

19:51 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Can we have Raat Akeli Hai 2?'

"@Nawazuddin_S stellar performance. Keep doing unique films. Can we expect #RaatAkeliHai 2" @krissh2vamc shared via Twitter. 

19:28 (IST)31 Jul 2020
Aseem Chhabra on Raat Akeli Hai
19:09 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'An intriguing screenplay'

"Nailed it With the Powerful & Intriguing Screenplay! @Nawazuddin_S #RaatAkeliHai,"@Harishragav16 shared on Twitter after watching the movie. 

18:20 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Radhika Apte as always is brilliant'

"#RaatAkeliHai Is a nuanced thriller which keeps u hooked till d end. Direction by @HoneyTrehan is gripping. @radhika_apte as always is brilliant.
@Nawazuddin_S the man, the myth, the legend carries swag in his performance. Must watch for all cinema lovers @NetflixIndia," @ashutosh24pce said via Twitter. 

18:00 (IST)31 Jul 2020
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17:40 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'A good team effort'

"#RaatAkeliHai is well made murder suspense movie. All the actors did a great job. A team effort movie," @asang_longs wrote on Twitter. 

17:17 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Storyline is amazing'

"Just finished #RaatAkeliHai on @NetflixIndia after long time @Nawazuddin_S @radhika_apte on one screen #RaatAkeliHai a storyline is amazing & movie suspense is much better than another movie," @hemalvyas101 said via Twitter. 

16:58 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Brilliant performance by Nawazuddin Siddiqui'

@mantra_bhatt wrote on Twitter, "@Nawazuddin_S and @radhika_apte back with @NetflixIndia. Tried and tested combination, Bound to be good. Brilliant performance yet again from Nawazuddin. Reminded me of his breakthrough role as Inspector Khan in Kahaani. #netflixindia #NawazuddinSiddiqui."

16:33 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Don't miss'

"Honey Trehan makes a wonderful directorial debut. #RaatAkeliHai is one of the few formidable whodunnits that keeps you on your toes. Much more than a mystery there... Don't miss," @weird_verma said via Twitter. 

16:12 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'A brilliant thriller'

"Finished watching #RaatAkeliHai I love @radhika_apte and @NetflixIndia pairing, add @Nawazuddin_S and you've got yourself a brilliant thriller," @aakriti_pandya wrote on Twitter. 

15:45 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'A perfect crime drama'

A Twitter user @prasla_zaid shared, "Just finished watching Raat Akeli Hai. A perfect crime drama which holds great suspense. The cast was really perfect for the film which added different layers to the film. @Nawazuddin_S @radhika_apte @NetflixIndia." 

15:25 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Outstanding movie'

"Outstanding movie!!! 😊 love the performance of @Nawazuddin_S @radhika_apte @battatawada. #RaatAkeliHai @NetflixIndia," @reallynilesh shared on Twitter. 

15:05 (IST)31 Jul 2020
Director Honey Trehan on his film Raat Akeli Hai

Honey Trehan, who is known for films like Talvar, Udta Punjab and Delhi Belly, said patriarchy is a “curse” on society. “The murder mystery, crime thriller and whodunit are just the device I have used. My film is about patriarchy which is a curse under which we all are living. More than us, patriarchy is a living character in society. Everyone of us will go one day, but patriarchy has been here since ages. Nobody knows when it will end,” he told PTI. Read more 

14:45 (IST)31 Jul 2020
'Tremendous show'

"#RaatAkeliHai Take a bow. Tremendous show!! @Nawazuddin_S @radhika_apte." @Deepjs said via Twitter. 

14:24 (IST)31 Jul 2020
Sharib Hashmi wishes luck to Honey Trehan

Actor Sharib Hashmi wished debut director Honey Trehan for Raat Akeli Hai. He wrote on Twitter, "Wish you alllll the verrry besssst
@HoneyTrehan bhaii #RaatAkeliHai." 

14:04 (IST)31 Jul 2020
Our verdict

"A few of the bits and pieces in Netflix's Raat Akeli Hai feel a bit contrived, but not enough to take the enjoyment away from a film which has a terrific sense of time and place, and a crime in which everyone has stakes," writes Shubhra Gupta. Read more

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will be seen donning the role of a cop in the film, told Outlook that he found a lot of similarities with Jatil Yadav.

Further explaining what he meant, the actor said, "The most important thing is that this particular character has a lot of complex about the way he looks. In my real life too, I have a complex about my 'rang roop.' I consider myself to be ugly. His insecurities and my insecurities are very similar and that made it easy for me to get into the skin of Jatil Yadav.”

"The role was definitely difficult, but the director gave a lot of clarity. He had opened up about the role very clearly before the shooting started. I play the role of a character who is a thorough professional and understands the hierarchy well and there is a lot of transformation in the character from what it was in the beginning to the end," Nawaz added.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui was last seen in the ZEE5 movie Ghoomketu. He will soon be seen in the romantic drama Bole Chudiyan. Meanwhile, Radhika Apte made her presence felt in The Wedding Guest and Liberte: A Call to Spy last year. She also has the Apple TV series Shantaram in her kitty, where she will be seen alongside Charlie Hunnam.