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Movie Review: Raat Gayi Baat Gayi



The Story:

Raat Gayi Baat Gayi is a crazy story inspired by the Hollywood releases "The Hangover" and "One Night Stand." The movie features three couples. Rahul, played by Rajat Kapoor, wakes up one morning feeling terrible. He is suffering from a tremendous hangover and the nagging of his wife Mitali, portrayed by Iravati. Rahul tries to recall what happened the night before but can only put together bits and pieces. He distinctly remembers a gorgeous, young lady named Sophia, played by Neha Dupia.

Rahul remembers that he and Sophia had been drinking together. They talked for hours and then headed back to a room. Rahul initially thinks that he and Sophia had a bit of a wild night, but did they? As he comes back to reality, Rahul faces his cranky wife and all her questions. She keeps asking him 'why?' and Rahul is left thinking, 'why what?' With so many questions and loose ends, Rahul heads out to find out what exactly happened to him the night before. Was there a steamy night with Sophia? If so, did Mitali catch him? Or is it just his terrible hangover that is making Mitali so upset?

Also on this trip are Rahul's friends Saxena, played by Dalip Tahil, and Amit, played by Vinay Pathak. They have taken a trip with their wives and have to face their questions too. As the three men are convinced to work through their marital issues, they must find the answers! Rahul is not ready to end his eight year long marriage over a night that may or may not have happened.

This movie takes you on adventures with plenty of laughs and a few tears. With four women and three guys, things are it only gets messier.

The Cast:

Rajat Kapoor as Rahul
Vinay Pathak as Amit
Neha Dupia as Sophia
Irvati Harshe as Mitali
Navneet Nishan as Jolly
Dalip Tahil as Saxena
Anuradha Menon as Nandini

The Crew:

Producer: Rangita Pritish Nandy, Rajat Kapoor
Director: Saurabh Shukla
Lyricist: Ankur Tewari
Music Director: Ankur Tewari
Cinematography: Fuqad Khan
Story: Rajat Kapoor, Saurab Shukla

What Worked:

Neha Dupia played her role quite well; she is a sexy diva and fits the persona quite well. Certain scenes are funny and the jokes did make us laugh out loud. This adult comedy features some swanky suits and sexy dresses for all characters. Looking deeper at this story, the situation and complexity were presented quite well. Being able to manage so many characters and their individual plots is an accomplishment for a writer.

What Didn't:

This movie was quite slow and confusing by the end of it all. The characters are slightly mismatched and the chemistry awkward at times.

The Soundtrack:

Though the songs featured on this film's soundtrack are less than resonating with the listener, having seen the movie, the music is more appealing. With a very situational soundtrack we didn't expect colorful dance numbers or glittery costumes, and "Raat Gayi Baat Gayi" has none. The album has rock vibes and a handful of English lyrics; a 2010 movie with music for today's generation.

Slated or Rated:

This movie promised unlimited laughs and well, quite frankly, fell short. The plot moved slowly and was quite shallow. We didn't feel that this movie lived up to the hype and it has only one similarity to the Hollywood hit "The Hangover"; no one remembers their previous night. All in all, this movie can be passed, but if you are looking for a few mature laughs, this movie is for you.

Rating:

2.5/5 Stars


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