Raat – translation: “Night” – is a 1992 Indian Hindi supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma (RGV). It stars Revathi, Jeethendra Reddy and Om Puri.
The film was a box office success and its Telugu dubbed version Raatri was also popular.
A family of four moves into a house that is allegedly haunted. They find a cat in the basement and adopt it as a pet. Unfortunately, the cat ventures behind the father’s car rear wheel and is accidentally killed. Another cat, which bears an uncanny resemblance to the dead cat, arrives on the scene. Ghostly possession and bizarre murder soon follow…
“Raat may not be flawless but has enough style, performance power and tight directed sequences for one not to forget. The deadly camerawork and background music make it a must own for fans of the genre and those that have followed up on Ram Gopal Varma’s works.” Planet Bollywood
“Released more than a decade before Bhoot, Raat is even more impactful and to the point as it does not majorly depend upon any visual and sound technology alone. It has got more tension prevailing throughout which is handled superbly by the director right till the end.” Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema
Cast and characters:
- Revathi as Manisha Sharma
- Jeethendra Reddy as Deepak, Manisha’s boyfriend
- Rohini Hattangadi as Mrs. Sharma
- Akash Khurana as Mr. Sharma
- Om Puri as Sharij
- Anant Nag as Psychiatrist
- Master Atit as Bunty
- Jaya Mathur as Rashmi