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By Taran Adarsh, January 1, 2010 – 12:32 IST

After almost five years, accomplished actor Saurabh Shukla returns to the director’s chair with RAAT GAYI, BAAT GAYI?, a film that’s making the right buzz. Making an adult comedy that talks of one night stand is tough. But giving the serious issue a humorous take is tougher.

RAAT GAYI, BAAT GAYI? is about relationships and also looks at the philanderers, who, despite being committed, don’t mind having a PYT in a closet, for no strings attached fun.

You may draw parallels with THE HANGOVER because the protagonist can’t recall anything that happened the previous night. But it must also be said that the film throws a few surprises, which makes it completely different from any film, past or present.

BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM

But there’s one factor that throws a spanner. There’s not much meat in the story. Also, it unravels at an excruciatingly slow pace. In fact, the wheels start moving only towards the penultimate 20 odd minutes, when the answers start coming.

In a nutshell, RAAT GAYI, BAAT GAYI? offers a few laughs, not laughter unlimited!

Rahul [Rajat Kapoor] wakes up with a bad hangover after a party the night before. There, he had met a sexy young woman Sophia [Neha Dhupia]. They got drunk and there were sparks flying. But Rahul doesn’t remember what happened after that. Did they go all the way?

His wife Mitali [Irawati Harshe Mayadev] is in a particularly bad mood and Rahul suspects that she might know about his little escapade last night. Rahul starts chasing his night, trying to retrieve it, trying to find out what really happened.

His friends Saxena [Dalip Tahil] and Amit [Vinay Pathak] are going through their own marital crisis of sorts. Driven to his wits end, he realizes that he must meet Sophia again to get the answers.

Almost three decades ago, Basu Chatterjee made an adult comedy called SHAUKEEN, which told the story of three men who eye a pretty girl, who’s completely oblivious of their intentions. In this film too, director Saurabh Shukla looks at three men with a roving eye.

Sadly, the screenplay [writers: Saurabh Shukla and Rajat Kapoor] falls woefully short in terms of generating interest. In fact, till three-fourths of the movie, there’s not much movement in the story, except for a few humour-laden sequences. It also moves lethargically and is unnecessarily slack.

Ankur Tewari’s music is strictly functional. Fuwad Khan’s cinematography captures the varied moods well.

The film scores in the performance department. Every member of the cast – Neha Dhupia, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Dalip Tahil, Irawati Harshe Mayadev, Anu Menon, Navniit Nisshan and Aamir Bashir – deliver fine performances. Especially Rajat and Vinay. Ranvir Shorey, Makrand Deshpande and Sudhir Mishra appear in cameos.

On the whole, RAAT GAYI, BAAT GAYI? doesn’t work.

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A sozzled DJ Aqeel completely damaged his neighbour Dilip Chhabria’s plush new BMW X6 yesterday morning

By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 07, 2009)

Yesterday morning, all the residents of Sanjay Plaza woke up with a start thanks to Sanjay Khan’s son-in-law Aqeel breaking his neighbour’s car in his drunken stupor. He refused to stop and after breaking renowned automobile designer Dilip Chhabria’s new car, he went to his house at Sanjay Plaza where he continued creating a ruckus.

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A source said, “It was around 5am in the morning. Aqeel was dead drunk when he reached his Juhu residence, Sanjay Plaza. No one knows why he was in a bad mood and he took the stick from the watchman and broke the windscreen of Dilip Chhabria’s car, a BMW X6, which he had bought just a month ago. After that Aqeel started kicking Dilip’s car and made a huge dent on the door of the swanky car and also broke its fender.”

Done with his hullaballoo, he then stormed into Sanjay Khan’s residence and went to sleep on the floor of one of the bathrooms.

Some policemen came in and took control of the situation. Dilip Chhabria did not file a police complaint as Sanjay Khan requested the automobile designer to forgive his errant son-in-law. After coming to his senses Aqeel too requested Chhabria not to file a complaint. Aqeel profusely apologised to Chhabria saying that he himself was unaware of what he had done because of his drunken state. Fortunately for him, Chhabria did not make a big issue out of the unpleasant incident.

While DJ Aqeel denied the incident and said that he is in Hyderabad, Dilip Chhabria remained unavailable for comment.

(L) Dilip Chhabria & (R) Aqeel

 


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