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Darlings is New Indian Hindi Movie which released on OTT Platform Netflix on 5th August, 2022 and Currently streaming on it. This Movie deals with the Issue of Domestic Violence and how one not need to only tolerate it they can fight back also. It is starring Alia Bhatt as Badrunissa “Badru”, Shefali Shah as Shamshunissa “Shamshu” and Vijay Varma as Hamza Shaikh. Darlings is Written by Vijay Varma, Parveez Sheikh, Jasmeet K. Reen and Directed by Jasmeet K. Reen (Making Directorial Debut Also) ; Produced by Gauri Khan, Alia Bhatt (Making Production Debut Also) and Gaurav Verma under Production Company Red Chillies Entertainment and Eternal Sunshine Productions. Darlings is receiving Positive Reviews From Critics.
Recap of Darlings
Movies Name- Darlings
Lead Actors- Alia Bhatt, Vijay Varma and Shefali Shah
Other Primary Actors- Roshan Mathew, Rajesh Sharma , Vijay Maurya and Santosh Juvekar
Release Date-5th August, 2022
Directed By- Jasmeet K. Reen (Directorial Debut)
Written By- Parveez Sheikh and Jasmeet K. Reen
Running Time- 134 Minutes
Produced By- Gauri Khan, Alia Bhatt (Production debut) and Gaurav Verma
Cinematography By- Anil Mehta
Music By- Score: Prashant Pillai and Songs: Vishal Bhardwaj, Mellow D
Production Company- Red Chillies Entertainment and Eternal Sunshine Productions
Brief Plot And Reviews
Shefali Shah is a phenomenal actress and that’s a fact. Shefali Shah’s outstanding performance is common. What seems surprising about Darlings is the screen presence and acting skills of Alia Bhatt who “owns” the film. Alia is one of the very rare good actresses of her generation, described as a product of nepotism, and she has indeed proven her skills with performances in Highway, Raazi and Udta Punjab. He just took it to the next level at Darlings, excellent job.
Darlings looks at domestic violence in a way that Bollywood has never seen before. In typical Indian entertainment industry productions, we get sick romantics or unrealistic ideals. Either we get a movie that depicts abuse, rape, stalking and abuse as ‘things the hero does to win the heroine’s love’, or we get the ideal ‘Adarsh Naaris’ where the protagonist is always innocent, innocent. , and is purely Morgentau, a perfectly unrealistic, “guilt-free” image that further distorts already distorted social perceptions of the problem.
Badrunisa Shaikh Alia’s character in Darlings is not. Badrunisa is a good girl, yes, but Badrunisa has bad qualities too. Badrunisa sometimes cooks carelessly, Badrunisa uses her feminine charms on sellers to buy cheap things, Badrunisa is stupid, selfish, melodramatic and sometimes argues with her husband when he is tired of work. Badrunisa is a normal person. He has his flaws, and “Honey” doesn’t cover them with excuses. This film does not preach unrealistic ideals.
Badrunisa’s husband, Hamza Sheikh, is an ordinary boyfriend who slowly turns violent as the wedding progresses. He’s not the “evil personified” villain of the average Bollywood film, who accompanies every scene with sinister music and who glares and grins menacingly at his prey. Hamzah suffers from his own problems, an evil boss who humiliates him, financial problems, alcoholism, and tries to be nice to his wife in his own weak and handicapped way. However, as abusive husbands often do, he failed miserably.
How domestic violence is normalized by society as a whole
Netflix’s Darlings doesn’t preach. It doesn’t make people feel guilty or ashamed of what they did. Badrunisa’s neighbors, the local shopkeeper, her friends and even her mother Shamshunisa (Shefali Shah) know that she is often beaten by her husband. You have a guilty conscience. Her mother suffered because her only child was mercilessly beaten by the man she loved. He really tries to convince her to leave him, but as abuse victims usually do, Badrunisa continues to believe that one day Hamza will change. Like an ordinary Indian mother, despite her anger, Shamshu allows her only child to return to her household and continues to strive to “change” her husband.
Badrunisa’s friend, who runs the beauty salon downstairs, hears every punch and kick, but goes about her business anyway. She helped Badru shop for “sexy” clothes when she decided pregnancy could help change Hamzah. At one point, he asked his customers to ignore the roars and knocks from above, knowing that Badru was the one who decided how much was too much.
Badru gives himself false hope even when those close to him try to help, he loves Hamzah so much and loves his ridiculous ideals of love and marriage so much that after being repeatedly abused, he continues to believe in him. He allowed himself to believe Hamzah’s false promises, even though he knew better. Denial, anger, vulnerability, acceptance, and the final attack of her sanity were well done by Alia. Amid chaos, dark humor, and noise, the mother-daughter duo Badru and Shamshu make peace with their own demons in their own unique ways.
The scene where a heartbroken Badru is about to jump out of a hospital window after finding out about his miscarriage and suddenly wondering ‘why me? She’s guilty, she has to pay,” without a word the few minutes of acting that should have made Alia one of the best actors of this generation. The scene is powerful.
The nervous breakdown, revenge drama, and “reckless” behavior exhibited by Badru is a dark spiral that follows. The second half of the film is a bit weaker than the first, but Alia and Shefali manage to keep it up with their performances.
“Darlings did a great job.