Raat Akeli Hai revolves around Jatil Yadav (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who is to solve the murder mystery of a wealthy and powerful UP ‘Thakur’ during which he uncovers the dark truths about the family unfold in this investigation, and that’s what the film is about.
The movie Raat Akeli Hai shows you a whole new outlook to age-old patriarchy and how old notions can be a curse if not changed with time. Nawazuddin finds himself drawn to a reclusive Radha (Radhika Apte), the bride of the elderly rich man, who was killed.
Raat Akeli Hai keeps viewers intrigued by creating right moods but there is much more to it that the audience feel watching a lonely murder mystery. Whether the personal development of the characters or dark moments between the scenes there is a gut feeling of simmering down even though the murder mystery that will keep you at the edge of your seat. The movie attacks the set notions of patriarchy and asks unsettling questions about how men have been treating women for generations. While Nawazuddin Siddiqui does what he’s best at, Radhika Apte takes her skill-set to the next level. Nawaz’s way of expressing frustration comes in handy with the character of Jatil Yadav.
The last word is that every character in the movie has his or her voice to hold their personal spaces.