June 7, 1996 (1996-06-07)
Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (English: No End to This Night) is a 1996 Indian Hindi thriller film directed by Sudhir Mishra. The film features Tara Deshpande and Nirmal Pandey, with the entire plot taking place over a single night. The film is based on a story written by Sudhir Mishra's brother, Sudhanshu Mishra, who died in 1995.
In 2009, Sudir Mishra launched a spiritual sequel to Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin titled Yeh Saali Zindagi with Arunoday Singh, Irrfan Khan, and Chitrangada Singh.
An advertising executive, Aditya(Nirmal Pandey) has a beautiful wife (Tara Deshpande) and a beautiful mistress (Smriti Mishra). This secret affair is the catalyst for much of the plot. Adi gets into a scuffle with a bunch of gangsters led by Ramanbhai, (Ashish Vidyarthi). To add to the tension, Ramanbhai is under duress because his colleague, Vilas Pandey (Saurabh Shukla) is after his life.
A small-scale gang war erupts in the city: A cop Inspector Patankar (Ganesh Yadav) is changing sides faster than a chameleon, a rival gang lord Prafulla Kalia (Virendra Saxena) is offering deals and — in the middle of all this — Aditya finds himself stuck. A fast-paced sequence of events happen in the span of one single night.
The soundtrack includes the following tracks and instrumentals, composed by M. M. Kreem and with lyrics by Nida Fazli, who received a Filmfare Best Lyricist Award Nomination for "Jeevan Kya Hai." Background music was by Salim-Sulaiman.
Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin features in Avijit Ghosh's book, 40 Retakes: Bollywood Classics You May Have Missed. "Violent and sensuous, opaque and funny, the movie creates the Bollywood mafia stylebook," Ghosh writes.