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Raat Gayi Baat Gayi- Interesting in parts

Posted by Kartik Srinivasan on January 8, 2010 | No Comments

I am sure each one of us has been through situations which we want to forget and just move on with life. Here is a movie which does exactly that; it reminds you that nobody is perfect and that we are all mortals and can and will make mistakes; we all have skeletons, be it big or small in nature, buried in our closet.
Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi is a story about people and relationships. The movie begins with Sophia (Neha Dhupia) trying to seduce Rahul (Rajat Kapoor) to go to bed with her and cuts straight to Rahul having a terrible hangover, where he cannot recollect the happenings of the previous night. His wife Mitali is in an ‘incommunicado mood’ which further complicates matters and Rahul keeps thinking it has something to do with the party he attended the night before. Thus begins his quest to find out what happened the previous night. Fast forward to a few funny moments between Vinay Pathak and Rajat Kapoor and some very predictable events; the movie manages to hold your attention only in parts.
While the writing is infused with some clever one-liners ably executed by the superb Vinay Pathak, some of the double meaning jokes could have been done away with.  Among the cast, Rajat Kapoor as the guilty-conscious husband and Vinay Pathak as his friend who likes watching porn are very good but their chemistry is nowhere close to what one saw in “Bheja Fry”. Neha Dhupia does tempt but only with her looks and not with her acting.
The movie is a bit of a drag although it does provide some really funny moments where you are not forced to laugh, but the script does not do enough to really make you think, Raat gayi, kya baat sach me gayi? It leaves a few questions unanswered; should people really move on with their lives and continue living in denial or should they confront the situation and think before they act.
Watch it if you are a Rajat Kapoor or a Vinay Pathak fan, but please do not go expecting a bheja fry laugh riot.

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