Darlings Hindi Movie Review: Alia Bhatt who has tasted a huge success with Gangubai Kathiawadi this year, had another release directly on Netflix OTT platform. Darlings starring herself and Vijay Varma in the lead roles is now streaming on Netflix OTT platform. Teaser and the trailer of the movie looked like a dark comedy thriller. Let us get into the in-depth review of the movie and check if it is worth watching our time.
Badru thinks her husband Hamza, who is prone to violence, can change for the better if he gives up alcohol. But when his anger becomes uncontrollable, she and her mother take bold measures to exact their vengeance. They start treating him the same way he did, by tying him in his own house not letting a word out. As the complaint will be filed against Hamza’s missing case, police start investigating the details that will lead them to dark truths about the lives of Badru and Hamza.
Cast & Crew
Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, Roshan Mathew, Inayah Chowdhry are among the cast members. Movie is directed by Jasmeet K Reen and Produced by Gaurav Varma, Gauri Khan and Alia Bhatt. Cinematography is handled by Anil Mehta and Music is composed by Vishal Bhardwaj and Prashant Pillai. Nitin Baid is the editor of the film.
|Director||Jasmeet K Reen|
|Music Director||Vishal Bhardwaj and Prashant Pillai|
|Producer||Gaurav Varma, Gauri Khan and Alia Bhatt|
|Genre||Dark, Comedy, Thriller|
|Cast||Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, Roshan Mathew, Inayah Chowdhry|
Darlings is a funny and dark take on the real life incidents that are still alive in our society. Patriarchy is a social system in which men dominate over others, that was started some millions of years ago and the dominance is still seen in many Indian families. Movie is focusses on one such middle class family women, who has to go through a lot of struggle and torture by her husband and finally decides to take the vengeance against him, vexed with his behavior after multiple attempts to make him understand.
This 2 hour 14 minutes long film is filled with all the elements of thrill, fun and emotions that will connect with every section of audience. Movie is like a roller-coaster ride with multiple elements and great performances from the lead cast. There are some shocking and unexpected scenes that will surely get your attention, and they should be watched only on screen, and that is the reason we are not disclosing much details about it.
Alia Bhatt once again nails her performance in the role of Badru. She looks simple in few scenes, aggressive in other few scenes and frustrated in few more scenes. Shefali Shah is another standout performer in the movie alongside Alia Bhatt. Vijay Varma was good in his role, Malayalam actor Roshan Matthew did a good job and justified his role. All other actors did their part well.
Technically movie is good. Music composed by Vishal Bhardwaj and Prashant Pillai is good and suits the situations in the movie. Anil Mehta was decent with the cinematography and tried to bring the best out, with the limited locations allocated for the making. Director Jasmeet K Reen very well handled a social issue with dark humor added to it, that will surely connect with the audience.
Finally, Darlings is an interesting dark humor movie with some extraordinary performances from the lead cast.
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