Raat Gayi Baat Gayi?

An amusing comedy that revolves around a husband who desperately tries to redeem his memory and marital relationship, after drinking and flirting at a previous night’s party goes overboard.

Cast – Rajat Kapoor, Irawati Harshe, Neha Dhupia,Vinay Pathak,Anu Menon, Dalip Tahil, Navneet Nishan

Writers – Saurabh Shukla, Rajat Kapoor

Director – Saurabh Shukla

Plot

After a night of partying, Rahul (Rajat) wakes up with a hangover and a complete black out of memory beyond a certain point of time in the previous night’s events.

His wife Mitali (Irawati) is aloof and angry. And he clearly knows he’s messed it big time.

In flashes we see glimpses of the evening where he has had a good time with his gang of friends, his family… and a sultry single woman.

But he can solve the situation if only he knew what transpired.

Analysis

“Men will always be Men” and this story gives us an absolutely amusing peep into it.

A very light hearted and surprisingly realistic dig at the flirtatious and wandering view of men forms the basis of the story.

Like all Rajat Kapoor’s films, this one too promises an interesting set of slice-of-life characters and a charming set of actors delivering adorable performances.T here’s a certain quality about his films that makes them very relatable. The situational humour and the dialogues are subtle and range from chuckleworthy to even hilarious at times.

I was absolutely amused and impressed by the way Saurabh Shukla has managed to entertain us at the cost of the “poor” men , their “incurable philandering” ways and their “helplessness” to understand and deal with the intricacies of women’s mind.

Whats even more interesting is that he does salvage their reputation ultimately and shows their inner genuinity as well… if there is , that is. 

Like an icing on the cake, he manages to maintain the intrigue and suspense through out the film and and holds some revelations up his sleeve for the climax.

Performances

Rajat Kapoor is the heart and soul of the story and the film. He makes Rahul so adorable.

Neha looks hot and plays her part to the hilt.

Vinay Pathak is his natural charming self.

The entire cast delivers well.

Recommendation

I was glad to have discovered this old gem and found it thoroughly entertaining and quite amusing. Along with its intrigue factor, cast and performances, it’s a good one time watch no doubt.

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