ZEE5 is soon going to get a new mystery thriller film, titled Raat Baaki Hai. The film stars Annup Sonii and Paoli Dam in the lead role, and Annup Sonii plays the role of Kartik, who is a writer. Not to indulge in self-praises but writers are interesting people in themselves – and when a character in a film or a show plays the role of a writer, the character becomes even more interesting. Don’t believe us? Take a look at some of the films and shows, which revolve around writers, whose own lives turn into interesting stories while also taking a brief look at Kartik from Raat Baaki Hai.
Bicchoo Ka Khel
Divyenndu Sharma in Bicchoo Ka Khel stars as Akhil Shrivastav, who is an aspiring writer. He is fondly called ‘writer bhaiyya’ by his friends, and like all the other aspiring writers, he too has heard the line ‘Writer banne ka sapna dekhna bandh kar de. Manager bann jaa, zindagi sudhar jaayegi!’
Akhil is leading a normal, happy life when it takes a dark turn. His father is killed in a false cover-up, and Akhil is filled with a vendetta. The show revolves around his journey of seeking revenge for his father’s death.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Ghoomketu stars in the title role. Ghoomketu is also an aspiring writer, who lives in a village in Uttar Pradesh. His father, an influential man, also dismisses his dream of being a writer, after which, Ghoomketu leaves his village and runs off to Mumbai, to try to make it big as a writer in Bollywood. When he lands a job in a production company, he is asked to come up with an ‘interesting script’ for which he takes references from his real life. The film narrates the story of how Ghoomketu does not give up on his dream.
Bareilly Ki Barfi
Ayushmann Khurrana in Bareilly Ki Barfi stars as Chirag Dubey, who writes a novel based on his own love life. However, to not spoil his lover’s image in society, he publishes the book under his friend’s name as the author – Pritam Vidrohi. This little mess-up creates a hilarious, yet emotional situation in Chirag’s life, after he falls for Bitti (Kriti Sanon), the girl who is searching for the book’s author.
Saif Ali Khan in Happy Ending stars as Yudi, a film and novel writer, who ends up with writer’s block due to his messed up life. The film explores his fun journey of love, heartbreak, and his search for a ‘happy ending’ for his story. Throughout his humorous journey, he also keeps talking to his inner voice, which is portrayed as his brother, Yogi (also Saif Ali Khan), adding to the hilarity of the film.
Dharmendra in Naya Zamana stars as Anoop, who is a struggling writer. He authors a book, which Rajan (Pran) publishes in his own name. After being hailed as the author of the book, Rajan tries to misuse his identity and power, creating chaos and a life of hardship for Anoop.
Raat Baaki Hai
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Annup Sonii in Raat Baaki Hai stars as Kartik, who is an established writer. One day his wife gets mysteriously murdered and he lands in a world of crime and trouble that could destroy him. About his character in this upcoming ZEE5 film, Annup Sonii in one of his interactions had said, “I am playing Kartik, who is a guy from a small town, and aspires to be a film writer, and has even achieved the status of being a good writer but at the crucial point of his life, he lands in a situation where he becomes helpless.” Well, the plot definitely sounds intriguing and we can’t wait to watch this thriller.
Raat Baaki Hai premieres on ZEE5 on 16 April.
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