'Raat Akeli Hai': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's Indian murder mystery

The movie features Bollywood stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte in lead roles

                            'Raat Akeli Hai': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's Indian murder mystery

Netflix is expanding its Indian content with eight new titles, including six features and two series. The Hindi-language murder mystery 'Raat Akeli Hai' is one of these deals. The suspenseful plotline and trailer assure that the movie featuring Bollywood stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte in lead roles is going to pack a punch. 

Here is everything you need to know about the movie ahead of its release on Netflix later this week. 

Release date

'Raat Akeli Hai' premieres on Netflix on July 31, 2020.


According to the official synopsis of 'Raat Akeli Hai', the movie tells the story of "a high profile murder in a small town India that sends a tough yet narrow-minded cop on a twisted investigation, as he navigates deeper into the dark past and toxic patriarchy of the victim's family, having to battle the inherent patriarchy within himself in the process."


Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Inspector Jatil Yadav

Nawazuddin Siddiqui arrives for the 'Photograph' press conference during the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 13, 2019, in Berlin, Germany (Getty Images)

Siddiqui stars as the detective who is not going to stop at anything till he nabs the murderer. The actor, who is best known for gritty, raw performances, gained international recognition for his work in 'Black Friday', 'Gangs of Wasseypur', 'Raman Raghav 2.0'.

His performance in the Emmy nominated Netflix series, 'Sacred Games' is highly celebrated as well, which was awarded the highest honorary, The Lesley Ho Asian Film Talent Award at the prestigious Singapore International Film Festival.

Radhika Apte as Radha 

Radhika Apte attends the 2019 International Emmy Awards Gala on November 25, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

Apte stars as Radha, one of the suspects in the murder. The actress is best known for her performances in the Hindi-language movies 'Badlapur', 'Hunterrr', and 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man', in which she starred opposite Siddiqui. 

The Indian actress is a leading lady in independent cinema starring in projects such as 'Phobia' and 'Parched' that also earned her international recognition. Apart from that, she has worked in several Netflix productions such as 'Lust Stories', 'Sacred Games' (also alongside Siddiqui), 'Ghoul'.  

Alongside the two, 'Raat Akeli Hai' also stars Shweta Tripathi as Karuna Singh, Tigmanshu Dhulia as SSP Lalji Shukla, Shivani Raghuvanshi as Vasudha Singh and Nishant Dahiya as Vikram Singh, apart from  Ila Arun, Swanand Kirkire and Aditya Srivastava in supporting roles. 


'Raat Akeli Hai' is directed by Honey Trehan and produced by Abhishek Chaubey and Ronnie Screwvala.


You can watch the suspenseful trailer for 'Raat Akeli Hai' here:



What happens when a small-town cop takes on a case to investigate the death of an extremely powerful local politician? As Siddiqui's Jatil Yadav digs deeper and deeper into the mysterious murder where the only suspects are from the same family, how far is he willing to go into the darkness to search for the truth?

Each member has a hidden motive. Will Jatil find his way to the truth or lose tracks midway and never nab the killer?

Where to watch

The Hindi-language movie 'Raat Akeli Hai' will be available to stream on Netflix on July 31, 2020.

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