Alia Bhatt (Alia Bhatt) won a lot of appreciation this year with her stellar performance in ‘Gangubai’. Alia, who was only seen as an actress until now, has also become a producer for the first time with ‘Darlings’. Perhaps this is the reason why both Alia and her fans have high expectations from this film produced under the banner of their production house Eternal Sunshine. The film, starring Alia, Shefali Shah and Vijay Varma, released on Netflix today. Alia Bhatt has chosen a subject like domestic violence as her first film from the production house, but despite all this environment its treatment can be said to be different from any story till date. Know how this movie is.
It is the story of Badrunisa (Alia Bhatt), who falls in love with and then marries Hamza (Vijay Verma). This love story takes a twist when the second form of Hamza emerges after drinking alcohol and kills his wife like an animal. Badrunisa lives in a chalice in Mumbai and in the same chalice lives her mother (Shefali Shah), who daily advises her daughter to get out of this marriage. But Badrunisa, like many women, continues the beating in the hope that ‘one day everything will be fine’. But then something happens that breaks his patience and the story takes a twist. Now to see how funny this twist is, you can watch this movie on Netflix.
First, if we talk about the story, this story is about a very touchy subject like domestic violence, but this story actually shows that truth which is missing in many stories so far. Often domestic violence films tell the story of a man who kills his wife every night or even day, humiliates her and the wife endures all this for years only out of fear of society. Often, after such stories, a woman’s leg shackles become public shaming. But ‘Darlings’ tells the truth, which is actually very close to the truth. His mother, along with Badrunisa, talks to him every day to get out of this relationship. There are the police, who let him know that he’s killing because he’s killing. In fact, in these types of relationships, women often wait for the day, ‘when everything will be okay.’ And often the person who kills the night also shows love, pampering, as soon as the drug wears off. Simply put, the wounds of the night often heal during the day and the woman then carries the new wounds of the night year after year hoping for the day, ‘when all will be well…’ ‘Darlings’ is quite special in that. feeling
Director Jasmeet K. Rin brought this feeling very well on the screen. Although the performances shine in this dark comedy, the comedy doesn’t hold much. In fact if he brings something new even in the heavy scenes of the story, it is Shefali Shah. Alia and Shefali bring great chemistry together on screen. On the other hand, the kind of acting done by Swami Vijay Varma is commendable. Its grey-shades are clearly visible on the screen.
In this 2 hour and 14 minute film, the beginning sequence doesn’t change much, but there are some interesting twists in the last part. Although it cannot be called a masterpiece, Darlings is a film with a funny story told in the right way. 3.5 stars for this movie from my point of view.
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First Published: August 05, 2022, 22:38 IST