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Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (transl. No End to This Night) is a 1996 Indian Hindi-language 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.

Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin.jpg
Directed bySudhir Mishra
Produced byMahesh Bhatt
Amit Khanna
Written byNikhil Advani (screenplay)
Sudhir Mishra (screenplay)
Shivkumar Subramaniam (screenplay)
Story bySudhanshu Mishra
StarringNirmal Pandey
Smriti Mishra
Tara Deshpande
Ashish Vidyarthi
Music byM. M. Kreem
CinematographySukumar Jatania
Edited byRenu Saluja
Release date
7 June 1996 (1996-06-07)
Budget45 lakh (equivalent to 1.8 crore or US$270,000 in 2018)
Box office1.1 crore (equivalent to 4.5 crore or US$650,000 in 2018)

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.[1][2]


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.



Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin
Soundtrack album by
Released9 June 1996 (India)
GenreFilm soundtrack
ProducerM. M. Kreem
M. M. Kreem chronology
Miya Biwi Aur Saali
Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin

The soundtrack includes the following tracks and instrumentals, composed by M. M. Kreem, with lyrics by Nida Fazli, who received a Filmfare Best Lyricist Award Nomination for "Jeevan Kya Hai." Background music was by Salim-Sulaiman.

Song Singer (s)
Dushmani Hogi Chitra
Chup Tum Raho M. M. Kreem, Chitra
Hey Babu Chitra, S.P. Balasubramaniam
Jeevan Kya Hai M. M. Kreem
Mere Tere Naam S.P. Balasubramaniam
Pehli Baar Mile Chitra, S.P. Balasubramaniam [3]

Critical receptionEdit

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.




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