Trade expert Sumit Kadel shared his review of the film on Twitter and wrote, “Manifest a pertinent message on domestic violence by fusing humor & thrill in the narrative but screenplay gets stretched towards last 40 mins with unconvincing series of events. Absence of Smart writing & powerful climax makes darlings an average watch.
#Darlings ( 2.5)
Manifest a pertinent message on domestic violence by fusing humor & thrill in the narrative but screenplay gets stretched towards last 40 mins with unconvincing series of events. Absence of Smart writing & powerful climax makes darlings an average watch. pic.twitter.com/6k0DcdDS4m
— Sumit Kadel (@SumitkadeI) August 5, 2022
Another user stated Darlings as, “AN AVERAGE SATIRE” and further wrote, “Highlights- Strong Lead performances, Some humour, Relatability and Realistic structure, Dialogues, Underlying themes. Score – 65%. Watch it for the performance.”
“AN AVERAGE SATIRE”
Highlights- Strong Lead performances, Some humour, Relatability and Realistic structure, Dialogues, Underlying themes.
Score – 65%
Here are other reactions
#DarlingsOnNetflix #Darlings Raws. Reals. Relevants. ‘Darlings’ wins your heart from the first frame to the last. Alia-Shefali-Vijay-Roshan all deliver superlative performances. ‘Darlings’ is easily the best OTT product to have come out in recent times! (4 stars) pic.twitter.com/2989jDQNtJ
— Bhavikk Sangghvi (@bhavikksangghvi) August 5, 2022
#Darlings would be one of the few films that I would have loved in cinemas. Thoroughly entertaining and what a script. Alia just keeps on proving she is on top of her game. Films like these getting dumped on OTT is just sad. This would have surely done well in cinemas.
— Ayush (@987_jain) August 5, 2022
And sending some back to yous too #Darlings . (I saw it tonight …. whatttay film. Still getting over this kadak entertainer … apun ke type ki fillum ) . Kal aur bataoonga. .@NetflixIndia .@RedChilliesEnt thanks yous. https://t.co/FanooMY5Fm
— Eijaz Khan (@KhanEijaz) August 1, 2022
Congratulations @aliaa08 for a FANTASTIC debut as a producer, and congrats to #ShahRukhKhan for backing her & the film #Darlings. You’ve made a nice entertainer. A film which will be watched by so many people. A profitable venture. #AliaBhatt #DarlingsReview #DarlingsOnNetflix
— Aavishkar (@aavishhkar) August 5, 2022
Story revolves around an alcoholic husband, his treatment towards his wife n mother in law, perfect setting, casting n performance. Story looses grip in some place but dialogs save it. Climax can appeal some,some not.Women will like it more#AliaBhatt #Darlings pic.twitter.com/bEluTthN1O
— Bollywood Premee (@BollywoodPremee) August 4, 2022
The trailer of one of the most anticipated films Darlings which stars Alia Bhatt, Shefali Sha, and Vijay Varma was released with high anticipation. Alia Bhatt, who is also the producer of the film, took to Instagram and dropped the trailer. Sharing the trailer, Alia Bhatt wrote, “My first film as a producer!!! So excited nervous thrilled emotional to share it with you!!!! DARLINGS TRAILER OUT NOW!.” Netizens loved the trailer, they dropped hearts under the post. Filmmaker Shakun Batra wrote, “So proud of you Al!! Congratulations!!!”
Darlings is a dark comedy-drama that explores the lives of a mother-daughter duo trying to find their place in Mumbai, seeking courage and love in exceptional circumstances while fighting against all odds. Shefali Shah plays Alia’s mother and Vijay Varma plays her husband in the Jasmeet K Reen directorial.
The classic team of Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar have composed and written the soundtrack of Darlings and hence, huge there are huge expectations from the film’s album. Slated to release on Netflix on August 5, the film also features Malayalam actor Roshan Mathew who made his Bollywood debut with Anurag Kashyap’s Choked, which was also released on Netflix in 2020.
Originally published at www.dnaindia.com