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Darlings review: A reel of reviews

Prior to its release, Darlings got brutally for promoting domestic violence against men and a section of social media users called for boycotting the film.




The highly-anticipated Alia Bhatt’s film Darlings is now streaming on Netflix. Directed by Jasmeet K Reen, the film also features Shefali Shah and Vijay Varma in titular roles.

Darlings also mark the first film of Alia Bhatt as a producer and the second collaboration of Vijay and Alia after Gully Boy. Prior to its release, the film got brutally for promoting domestic violence against men and a section of social media users called for boycotting the film.

The plot of the dark comedy revolves around Badru, played by Alia Bhatt, who is a strong-minded woman and her mother, played by Shefali Shah, kidnaps Hamza who is Badru’s husband, played by Vijay Varma.

Two women take help from Zulfi, played by Roshan Mathew, to find Hamza. The film then takes you through abuse in marriage and how a couple deals with it.

The film is out so are the reviews. Let’s take a look at what leading news websites have to say about the film.

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Darlings review by NDTV

For Saibal Chatterjee, Darlings is a tale of marital discord that assumes the form of a revenge drama. Darlings secured 3 out of 5 stars by NDTV.

“Darlings is embellished with fine performances. Alia Bhatt reveals yet again the full range of her natural ability to get into the skin of a character. Shefali Shah, cast as a woman who has stopped worrying about the world and the impositions it makes on women, serves as the perfect foil,” reviewed NDTV.

Darlings review by Koimoi

Umesh Punwani, in his review, said the film is synonymous with tragedy mein comedy treatment and a plethora of mind-numbing performances.

“Darlings is Bollywood getting as close as it could ever be (to date) to Andhadhun. The ‘tragedy mein comedy’ treatment gives this a soul as Alia Bhatt ends up being the heart of this film,” reviewed Koimoi.

Darlings review by The Indian Express

Reviewed by Shubhra Gupta, Darlings is the film that brings domestic violence to the fore and is done absolutely right. The headline read, ‘Alia Bhatt raises the bar for movies with meaning.’

“With her maiden production, dotted with a clutch of excellent performances, Alia Bhatt has raised the bar for movies with meaning, something a lost-in-the-woods Bollywood can do with,” reviewed The Indian Express.

Darlings review by Bollywoodlife

For Urmimala Banerjee, Darlings is a quirky take on the tale of a woman who is the victim of domestic violence.

“The climax of the film is rather predictable, but that is expected. Coming to the hullabaloo that such films create further prejudices against men when gender laws are already flawed, well Darlings is centred around women, but on an emotional level it does have some appeal for both the sexes,” reviewed Bollywoodlife.

Darlings review by Times of India

Renuka Vyavahare, in her review, said Darlings is a compelling case study on domestic violence impeccably performed by Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah.

“Darlings isn’t quite a dark comedy or a twisted suspenseful thriller. Told in a linear, simplistic fashion, the film is about an abuser exploiting his partner over a man versus woman battle,” reviewed Times of India.

Darlings review by Firstpost

Reviewed by Anna MM Vetticad, Darlings is a flattering black on marital violence that tips Alia Bhatt off balance.

“When a film deals with a matter as serious as domestic abuse, the least one expects is that the writers would round off every argument made during the course of the narrative, so as to avoid perpetuating misconceptions. Darlings does not,” reviewed Firstpost.

Darlings review by News 18

Bohni Bandyopadhyay wrote that Darlings might trigger a lot of independent women who wouldn’t put up with abusive behaviour even for a day.

“Despite being a black comedy, the film has no elaborate or hilarious comic scene and mostly remains an emotional affair. The production design and attention to detail are commendable, as is the pace of editing. Director Jasmeet K Reen has done a good job of telling the story without going into too many complications, while also maintaining a sense of dread all through the narrative,” reviewed News 18.

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Watch: Parineeti Chopra adds her pinch to the song Tu Jhoom, says couldn’t resist the urge to sing It

The video has gained nearly 3,00,000 likes on it.



Watch: Parineeti Chopra adds her pinch to the song Tu Jhoom, says couldn’t resist the urge to sing It

A video of Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra is now viral on Internet. In the viral video, Chopra can be seen singing a song Tu Jhoom.

Chopra recently went to a dubbing studio where she couldn’t resist herself from singing one of her favourite songs of all time, Tu Jhoom.

Taking to the Instagram today, Parineeti shared a small video and wrote with the caption that the best moments sometimes happens unplanned. Chopra informed that she visited a dubbing studio, where she couldn’t stop herself from singing the song, which is one of her all time favourite. Ever since she has posted the video, her fans and friends from the industry are awestruck.

Bollywood Actor Anupam Kher commented and termed it beautiful while veteran actor Simi Garewal said praised and wished she could sing like Chopra did. The video has gained nearly 3,00,000 likes on it.

The song Tu Jhoom is originally sung by Abida Praveen and Nasebo Laal, written by Adnan Dhool and composed by Xulfi. The song was released in 2022. However, this is not the first time Chopra has decked into singing, she has also sung Maana Ki Hum Yaar Nahin and the female version of Teri Mitti from her hit film Kesari. Chopra has also won Best Female Playback Screen Award for the song Challa Main Lad Jaana and she was also nominated for the Music Mirchi Award for upcoming Female Vocalist of the years.

Chopra is a trained classical singer and also holds a degree of BA Honors in music.

Meanwhile, the Kesari actor is soon set to tie the knot with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadddha, the duo got engaged last month on May 13 in the presence of families and close friends at Kapurthala House in New Delhi.

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Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani turns 10: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin reunite

In the first picture, Ranbir Kapoor, who played the character of Bunny in the film, and Deepika, who played the character of Naina, can be seen twinning in black. 



Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kalki smiling

Ayan Mukerji directorial Yeh Jawani Hai  Deewani completed 10 years of its release on Wednesday, May 31. On this occasion, lead actors from the film, Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin, and the team were seen together celebrating the success of the film. Ayan Mukerji posted two photos from the reunion on his Instagram handle, with the caption:  Last Night with a red heart emoji.

In the first picture, Ranbir Kapoor, who played the character of Bunny in the film, and Deepika, who played the character of Naina, can be seen twinning in black. 

The other photo had Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra, Ayan Mukerji, Pritam Chakraborty, Siddharth Roy Kapur, and Kunal Kapoor among others.

The film, which released in 2013, revolves around the friendship of four friends, who meet on a trek and fall in love.  Soon after the photo surfaced online, it went viral.

Fans went nostalgic and started asking Ayan Mukerji for the sequel of the film. A fan demanded we want another YJHD. Another wondered why the hurry since everyone has grown older now. Others were generally happy and showered their love and affection at the cast and the makers. They  were both loving and excited in the messages posted in the comments after seeing their favourite star-cast together.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, Ayan Mukerji posted a heart-felt note to thank fans of the film for showering love to the film over the years.  He said making the film was the greatest joy of his life and said he hasn’t watched the film from the beginning to the end even now. But he added that he will continue to watch the film over and over at least once a year since a big part of who he was and how he looked at life in 2013 had been captured on film in YJHD.

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Madhuri Dixit , Karisma Kapoor dance together Watch video

A video of the duo Bollywood divas dancing has now amazed their fans gathering praises for their combination.



Madhuri Dixit , Karisma Kapoor dance together Watch video

Bollywood actors Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor are again in the limelight but this time two were seen together dancing to the track of  ‘Balam Pichkari’.

A video of the duo Bollywood divas dancing has now amazed their fans gathering praises for their combination.

The video was jointly posted by Karisma and Madhuri on her Instagram handle with caption Dance of envy with a strike over it and the word friendship was written instead.

The dance of envy was an instrumental song from their film Dil To Pagal Hai. Madhuri and Karisma starred together in Dil To Pagal Hai along with Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar in a cameo appearance.

Comments on video were diverse as ever, along with the fans, friends from the industry also roped in to comment on the video, Karisma sister and Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan wrote the OG superstars, Bhumi Pednekar wrote icons.

A  Fan wrote the favourite OG’s. Another fan added LOLO and Dhak Dhak girl, while many said only Shah Rukh Khan is missing. Actor Sanjay Kapoor said it be timeless.

The video has till now got 649,108 likes on it.

Madhuri Dixit was last seen in Amazon Prime Video’s Maja Ma last year. She also starred the network series The Fame Game co-starring Sanjay Kapoor and Manav Kaul earlier in 2022

Madhuri Dixit has acted in major hit films such as Tezaab, Devdas, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, Khalnayak, Saajan, Beta, Koyla, Pukar, Prem Granth and many others.

Karisma Kapoor’s last project was Alt Balaji’s web series Mentalhood. She will soon star in a project titled Brown. Her breakout film was Raja Hindustani with Aamir Khan. She featured in several hit films like Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Judwa and Biwi No 1. She also starred in critically acclaimed films like Zubeida and Fiza. Her Last film was in 2012 titled Dangerous Ishq.

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