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Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi – movie review

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Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi, movie review

Raat Gayi Baat Gayi is a whodunit on a one night stand that could have been. No one knows for sure if it actually happened. The One Night Stand is never ever just a one night stand. It either erupts into a huge, life altering explosion or quietly morphs into a dangerously disruptive, scary experience that makes you wish you never went to bed again with a stranger. In fact, you sometimes wish you never went to bed again with anyone. Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi movie review…

Rahul (Rajat Kapoor) is an ad film maker and a perfect family man. He and Mitali (Iravati Harshe) have been married for eight years now and they have a beautiful daughter that he dotes upon.

Rahul is loyal to his friends, socially successful and charming. A single encounter with a mysterious woman changes a lot of things he would formerly assume as established facts about himself and his married life.

Dalip Tahil as Saxena a middle aged writer who has had his moments of glory, fame and success. Some people say that he married Jolly (Navneet Nishan) for money. He is the intellectual that everyone wants to be with whereas Jolly is often the butt of many jokes.

Anu Menon as Nandini is married to Amit (Vinay Pathak). The strain in their relationship begins when she catches him watching porn. She sees it as an indication of a failure of their relationship. She hopes to talk about it to her friends, Jolly and Mitali.

Rahul wakes up with a bad hangover after a party the night before. There he had met a sexy young woman – Sophia (Neha Dhupia). They got drunk and there were sparks flying. But Rahul doesn’t remember what happened after that. Did they…. Go all the way?

His wife, Mitali is in a particularly bad mood this morning with constant cribbing. Whilst her voice crashes through his head, he remembers snatches of a conversation he had the previous night, at a party with the stunning Sophia.

And Rahul suspects that his wife might know about his little escapade last night. As he blinks through his thoughts, he stumbles on the fact that one thing led to another and Sophia and he got drunk, talked a lot and finally ended up in bed, making crazy love to each other – or did they? The end of the night remains hazy. Rahul starts chasing his night- trying to retrieve it- trying to find out what really happened.

Whats worse is that Mitali just can’t seem to keep it together around him – she’s livid, she’s upset, she’s not telling him why – all rolled into one and Rahul keeps thinking back to the previous night and wondering if she caught a whiff of what happened the previous night with Sophia.

As he chases his night for answers, his friends Saxena and Amit are going through their own marital crises of sorts. Driven to his wit’s end he realizes he must seek Sophia out to restore his sanity.

Neha Dhupia as Sophia is the stereotypical femme fatale in Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi. An aspiring actor who holds everybody’s attention at the party but remains distant and aloof. Her character is like a jigsaw puzzle in the film, which slowly unfolds through a series of interesting interactions with the men she meets.

Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi is for audiences looking desperately for new ideas, new screenplays to regenerate their love for good, exciting, fun cinema. It is Dangerous and edgy as it may be, it’s also funny. Clever, funny, incredibly refreshing, Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi? is a film that will keep you guessing all the way through.

Cast of Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi:
Rajat Kapoor – Rahul
Iravati Harshe – Mitali
Vinay Pathak – Amit
Anu Menon – Nandani
Dalip Tahil – Saxena
Navneet Nishan – Jolly
Neha Dhupia – Sophia
Ranvir Shorey
Sudhir Mishra

Credits & Crew of Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi:
Presented by – Pritish Nandy Communications
A Rajat Kapoor Production
Story/ Screenplay – Rajat Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla
Directed By Saurabh Shukla
Produced By Pritish Nandy, Rangita Pritish-Nandy
Creative Producer – Rajat Kapoor
Director Of Photography – Fuwad Khan
Music – Ankur Tewari
Director Of Choreography – Kiran Shriyan
Director Of Art – Vilas Panchal
Sound Design – Resool Pookutty
Public Relations – Spice
Promotional Photography – Subi Samuel
Editor – Sankalp Meshram
Digital Styling & Promos – Ravi Padda, Binny Padda
Production Design – Meenal Agarwal
Publicity & Promotional Campaign – Pritish Nandy Communications
Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi, movie review