'Darlings': The bests examples of how a good Indies Meets Commercial Cinemas *Pun Intended*

Darlings, is the case study for the investments Netflix needs to make in India. Pre-Buzz of this film, amongst film circles in Mumbai indicated that it was nothing like anything you’d seen before, because it’s true. It truly isn’t. It’s a great film and while Alia Bhatt raises the bar for herself while Shefali Shah & Vijay Verma prove that they’re those stars which so effortlessly get mounded into characters that you forget you’re looking at actors. Roshan Mathew is a gem I’m going to be looking out for, because he’s such a refresher.

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The plot: It isn’t complicated, yet, delectably filmed. Meaning, it makes you wondering how they will execute what you think they’re going to do. It’s a wife who loves her husband, except the relationship involves abuse. Abuse that the whole Chawl, even the police know about. The story evolves from there and shows us what seems to be a 6 month period in the slice of these lives.

It’s got the right colour tones, meta references like(sindrella, the beauty parlour), a writer explaining what a dark comedy is during a scene, to a statutory wanting about domestic abuse amongst many others, making this a cinephiles delight to watch too.

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Indias become open to Dark comedies especially after films like Andhadhun and Ludo’s success, but Darlings is a writers film. I Guess, Jasmeet K Reen and her writing truly reflects in her long form cinema debut. Her puns have the pauses and moments that exist in realities around you and I. These make so many parts so so hilarious that you pause, rewind, replay and repeat laughters from scenes. I wish this one got a theatrical opening, but I loved this to be a great weekend watch. Netflix India, this is the kind of stuff I’ve expected from your stables, always! The headlines says its alls.

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John Colin

I am a technology journalist with over two decades of press experience. I have spent much of the last ten years, focusing on open source, tech gadgets, data analytics and intelligence, Internet of things, cloud computing, mobile devices, and data management. I'm a senior editor at Mashable's covering data analytics, venture capital, (SaaS) applications, cloud and enterprise software out of New York.

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