Darlings Movie Review

  • By: nettv4u.com
  • Review for the film: "Darlings"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 14 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 05-08-2022
  • Genre: Black Comedy
3.25 / 5.0

Darlings is a black comedy entertainer scripted and directed by "Jasmeet K Reen." It is co-scripted by Parveez Shaikh. Alia Bhatt produced the film in association with Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma. Anil Mehta cranked the camera and editing is by Nitin Baid. Prashant Pillai composed the BGM and the songs are by Mellow D and Vishal Bhardwaj. The film features Alia Bhatt, Inayah Chowdhry, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, Roshan Mathew, Rajesh Sharma, Vijay Maurya, and Santosh Juvekar.


Badru is married to Hamza. She is in deep love with her husband. Though he beats her tightly after taking alcohol, Badru takes care after him well. The next morning, Hamza behaves as if nothing happened and Badru too makes him a happy meal. She didn’t find anything wrong in Hamza except for abusing her after taking alcohol. Though her mom warns Badru about this, she is in no mood to listen. But, life takes a turn one day, when Badru faces some weird situation. What happens next? Was Hamza spared? The rest of the film deals with this.

Star Performance

Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah excelled in their roles. Their chemistry is fantastic. Vijay Varma has done justice to the given roles.


The base story is not new, but it is scripted neatly, and the cast did their best to make the film interesting to watch. Certain scenes are interestingly shot, and the dialogues are good too. But, as the film is shot in a particular place, the audience feels bored seeing the visuals. The emotional scenes and comedy scenes are shot well, and they impressed the audience. The BGM is pretty decent, and the cinematography is neat. If the film had been shot in various locations, it would have been better for the eyes.

What’s There?

Performances of the stars are the major highlight

The chemistry between Alia and Shefali

What’s Not There?

The execution could have been better

Editing is not crisper


The film has some good performances, and if Alia and Shefali’s chemistry hadn’t worked out, then it would have become a boring tale.