Cast: Anup Soni, Paoli Dam, Rahul Dev and Dipannita Sharma
Director: Avinash Das
The film 'Raat Baaki Hai' which is directed by Avinash Das, is set in Rajasthan. The plot revolves around a night when Kartik Sharma (Anup Soni), a prolific novelist, gets engaged to Vani Chopra, a well-known Bollywood actress (Dipannita Sharma Atwal).
Vani Chopra, Kartik Sharma's fiancée, is fatally murdered on their engagement night. Kartik then mysteriously disappears, making him the prime suspect.
Vaani is found murdered under dubious circumstances that night, and her death sets in motion a string of forays. Kartik goes on the run and ends up in a King's castle, where he runs into his ex-lover Vasuki (Paoli Dam). Now the question is, is he, however, the perpetrator, or is there something to the tale that needs to be told? To solve the case, on the other hand, Rajesh Ahlawat (Rahul Dev), a sharp-witted officer, is brought in to solve the crime.
Moving towards the screenplay of the movie, the script by Siddharth Mishra seems impressive at first, but the story later becomes weak, especially when Kartik and Vasuki meet and take a stroll down memory lane to reenact their dark past. Initially, this mystery drama focuses solely on the murder case, but the plot quickly becomes entangled with Kartik, Vasuki, and Vani's past and present lives. In the end, the whole scenario gets changed, for which you need to watch the film but at your own risk.
While the investigation, Rahul Dev makes an impression as the tough cop Ahlawat, whose character has different shades from the start, but still he leaves no stone unturned in his search for the truth which can excite you to know the truth. Anup Soni did an excellent job of capturing the anxiety that his character feels. Paoli Dam is dressed elegantly and gives a good impression as Vasuki. But again, the screenplay is weak because of which you might feel there're various missing factors, even at the end that can leave you unsatisfied with the story.
Few dialogues of Rahul Dev are good, otherwise, there's nothing rememberable. In fact, the suspense part is also not that much thrill to excite the audience. Some facts are so dreamy that a normal person can't think in a realistic way, such as how a person could be so much drunk & in just two-three hours, he get normal? How the murder investigation of such a big actress gets solved in just one night? Indeed, the story goes well with the title of the film, but still, it looks like a dreamy tale, just on the basis of probability.
The film ‘Raat Baaki Hai' is a one-and-a-half-hour drama that revolves around a murder case and the lives of the main characters. The makers could have been made better to entertain us but unfortunately, it lacks the necessary details. It comes off as a not-so-thrilling mystery drama, just apart from the performances of some well-known names.
Hence, if you want to watch the performances of the actors then you can opt for the film for your weekend, otherwise, the storyline can disappoint you.