Raat Akeli Hai is the latest original movie as part of Netflix's 2020 content slate for India. It marks the comeback of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte to Netflix India after a blockbuster opening with Sacred Games in 201. Raat Akeli Hai is a mystery thriller, a classic whodunnit, that follows the story of small town cop Jatil Yadav who is summoned to investigate the death of someone important. Now that critics have watched Raat Akeli Hai on Netflix India, we bring you a brief review roundup to help you make the streaming decision easier.
Raat Akeli Hai Movie Review: Star Turns From Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte In Classic Whodunnit
Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV writes, "For sure, Raat Akeli Hai isn't only about the writing and the acting. The other inputs, too, are of the highest order. The film is lit and lensed with exceptional skill by cinematographer Pankaj Kumar. Every frame, composed with precise purpose, serves to accentuate or regulate the moment and its defining mood.
Raat Akeli Hai, does to the crime and punishment genre what Bulbbul did to the supernatural revenge fantasy - lifts it many notches above the ordinary."
Raat Akeli Hai movie review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s knives are out in nail-biting Netflix murder mystery
Rohan Naahar from Hindustan Times says, "As fun as the film is, it can’t help but come across as a wasted opportunity in this regard. Singh’s screenplay sets the stage for subversion, but concludes rather clumsily.
As a first film, however, Raat Akeli Hai is quite the achievement. Trehan not only has a skill for directing actors, but also displays a command over tone and visual texture. Surely this is the beginning of a bright new franchise?"
Raat Akeli Hai review: Nawazuddin-starrer is sufficiently twisty
Shubhra Gupta from The Indian Express writes, "A few of the bits and pieces in 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."
‘Raat Akeli Hai’ review: The complicated art of murder
Uday Bhatia from Livemint says, "Halfway through, I thought the film was making its antagonists too obvious. But Trehan and Singh methodically introduce layers to the case, and the reveal, when it finally comes, is a gut punch."
‘Raat Akeli Hai’ review: In crime thriller, murder is foul – but the victim is fouler
Nandini Ramnath from Scroll.in writes, "Even in its most unconvincing moments. Raat Akeli Hai is always gorgeous to look at. Pankaj Kumar’s mobile camerawork and sharp framing creates several tense, watchful moments. The rich colour scheme ensures that crimson is present in nearly every scene – a reminder of the blood-hot passions that have led to the murder."