After playing an offbeat character in and as Ghoomketu on Zee5, actor Nawaz is back with a Netflix Original film, “Raat Akeli Hai.”
The title seems to be inspired by the song Raat Akeli Hai from Jewel Theif (1967) but the trailer offers an entirely different theme than that of the song. It is dark, intense and completely engulfing.
The trailer of the mystery crime thriller dropped Friday on the Netflix India Official YouTube Channel. Since then the talks around have been largely concentrated about Nawaz’s character and of course the story. From an underworld king Gaitonde to becoming a cop, Nawaz offers promising appearances on Netflix.
The film is about an investigation into the murder of an old wealthy man on the night of his wedding with his mistress, being played by Radhika Apte. After Sacred Games, this film is the second project where Nawaz and Radhika are seen working together. Radhika has also featured in Netflix’s Lust Stories and Ghoul. They both ruled OTT with the aforementioned series.
Police officer Jatil Yadav (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is heading the investigation. Interestingly, ‘Jatil’ literally means complicated or complex. Jatil is a self-motivated, passionate and adamant inspector, who will give up everything to solve the case. He strongly believes that someone from the family is involved in the conspiracy and everyone is hiding something or the other in view of their hidden motives.
From the trailer, Radhika’s character appears intriguing. She is also a possible suspect of the murder. A woman who has nothing to lose appears to be the centre of the mystery that will unravel on the 31st of July, 2020. There is also a slight love angle visible between Nawaz and Radhika’s characters.
The other cast of the film includes Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shweta Tripathi, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Nishant Dahiya, Ila Arun, Swanand Kirkire and Aditya Srivastava.
Honey Tehran, hitherto casting director and assistant director in films like Udta Punjab, is making his directorial debut with this film. He has set the film around UP’s Kanpur, which was in news lately because of Vikas Dubey, who got encountered recently. There is clearly a social and geographical value of the setting with characters rooted in the vicinity.
The movie synopsis with the trailer reads, “The most powerful usually hide the darkest secrets. What happens when a small-town cop is summoned to investigate the case of an extremely powerful local politician? How far is he willing to go into the darkness to search for the truth?”
The trailer leaves a lot many questions for the audience, for which they might be compelled to watch the film if they want to know who the murderer is.