Darlings Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Darlings Hindi Movie Review: This year, Alia Bhatt, fresh off the success of Gangubai Kathiawadi, had another film released exclusively on the Netflix OTT service. The Netflix OTT film Darlings, in which she and Vijay Varma star, is now available to watch online. The movie’s trailer and teaser made it seem like a bleak comedic thriller. Let’s dive into a detailed analysis of the film to see if it’s worth your time.

Darlings Hindi Movie Review

Story

Despite Hamza’s history of violent outbursts, Badru is hopeful that he can make a change if he gives up drinking. Then, when his rage boils over, she and her mom take drastic action to get their revenge. They begin to treat him, in the same manner, he treated them, by locking him up in his own home and not allowing him to speak. The police begin their investigation into Badru and Hamza’s lives as the missing person’s report for Hamza is prepared.

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Cast & Crew

Among the cast members are Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, Roshan Mathew, and Inayah Chowdhry. Director Jasmeet K. Reen and producers Gaurav Varma, Gauri Khan, and Alia Bhatt are responsible for the film. Anil Mehta directs the cinematography, and Vishal Bhardwaj and Prashant Pillai score the film. The film was edited by Nitin Baid.

Movie Name Darlings
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
Editor Nitin Baid

Movie Verdict

Darlings is a hilariously dark comedy about social problems that are still with us today. As a societal system, patriarchy has existed for millions of years and is still evident today in many Indian homes. A middle-class family film about a woman who is so fed up with her husband’s intransigence that she intends to exact her vengeance by torturing him into submission, after having exhausted all other avenues of persuasion.

There is something in this 2 hours and 14-minute-long film that will appeal to every type of viewer. The movie is a wild trip because of the many plot twists and excellent acting from the leads. We are not giving many specifics since there are stunning and unexpected situations in it that will grab your attention and are best seen on the big screen.

Alia Bhatt delivers yet another stellar turn as Badru. Sometimes she seems innocent, sometimes angry, and sometimes just plain frustrated. As impressive as Alia Bhatt is in the film, Shefali Shah is also a highlight. Malayalam actor Roshan Matthew lived up to his part, and Vijay Varma did a fine job. Everyone else played their part admirably.

The film looks and sounds great. Vishal Bhardwaj and Prashant Pillai’s score is effective and appropriate to the film’s mood and events. Considering the constraints of the budget and the number of available locales, Anil Mehta did a respectable job behind the camera. The director, Jasmeet K. Reen, does an excellent job of addressing a social issue while also adding a layer of dark humor that will resonate with viewers.

Darlings, in the end, is a fascinating black comedy with outstanding performances from its main characters.

Rating: 3.5/5

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