Midnight Delhi

Exploring one of the many cruel Midnights of Delhi; A Young Man takes an auto to return home from work, getting well along with the Auto driver but then suddenly stopped by another Man who has just been robbed of his scooter. Auto guy took pity on the poor fellow and offer him a drop at the police station. As the conversation kicks ahead the poor fellow gets offended and curses the Auto driver. From there the whole thing turns upside down and the Auto guy sinks deeper and deeper into trouble one after another. Along, there are entangled stories of other troubled souls, whose fates are sewn together, carrying all the possible version of truth; each version as real as the last one. This Night will turn the lives of each and every one, as we see the harshness of reality taking its toll on them furthermore.

Midnight Delhi is a night in search of fortunes, Love and success, longing for Hope and self preservation, a night of chaos and judgment; Questioning the vulnerability and existence of reality.

  • Raakesh Rawat
    Director
    Avery Day
  • Raakesh Rawat
    Writer
    Avery Day
  • Raakesh Rawat
    Producer
    Avery Day
  • Anshuman Jha
    Key Cast
    Bakrapur
  • Mukesh bhatt
    Key Cast
    Rocketsingh
  • Sahdev Hooda
    Key Cast
  • Trushant Ingle
    Key Cast
    Manjhi the mountainman
  • trimala Adhikari
    Key Cast
    Haramkhor
  • Film Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 9, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    274,895 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85 :1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Singapore South Asian International Film festival
    Singapore
    Singapore
    October 12, 2018
    Singapore
    Official Selection and Best Editor
  • New York Indian Film Festival
    New york
    United States
    May 10, 2019
    U.S premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Raakesh Rawat

Rakesh Rawat is an Indian filmmaker, Producer, Writer, Editor and Cinematographer. Born in Haryana and raised in Delhi, After completing graduation in journalism from Delhi, He did masters in Cinematography from Chennai. He later moved to Mumbai and started working as freelance Director. His exposure to different cultures in different city has been a key to his growth as a filmmaker. Later, He founded 'Thoughtful Clown Films' and produced/Directed his first feature film 'Midnight Delhi' under the same banner. He has also shot many short films, Web series, Music Videos & Documentaries in many languages.

His Debut film 'Midnight Delhi' was world Premiered at Singapore South Asian International Film Festival and also won an award for him as Best Editor in same. Midnight Delhi was the official selection at the 19th edition on New York Indian Film Festival and ended up being the one of the most acclaimed film of the festival.

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Director Statement

My first film ‘Midnight Delhi’ is about ‘Reality’, which has always been very fascinating to me. 'Reality' in a sense is universal truth but yet everybody has their own frame/Perspective of seeing it, which eventually ends up into multiple version of reality. It may sound complex but the film has put everything so simple yet different; which makes audience engage to it from the first frame.