Darlings Movie Reviews

Verdict: Film Critics have given Positive Reviews to Darlings Movie Starring Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, Roshan Mathew, Rajesh Sharma.

Darlings Reviews

Ratings: 6.73/10

Reviews Counted: 30
: 27 | : 3

Read Bollywood Hindi Darlings Movie Reviews.
Director: Jasmeet K. Reen
Producer: Gauri Khan, Alia Bhatt, Gaurav Verma
Writer: Parveez Sheikh, Jasmeet K. Reen
Genre: Black Comedy, Drama
Release Date: 5 August 2022 (on Netflix)

Renuka Vyavahare | Times of India: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Darlings makes a compelling case study on domestic violence but it wouldn’t be what it is, if it wasn’t for Shefali and Alia. Both actresses speak through their eyes and make up for the dreary pace at times with their outstanding performances and chemistry ... Full Review

News18: 3/5 | 6/10
Darlings might not be the best black comedy out there, but it definitely is worth a watch, especially if you are looking for stories about strong women taking charge of their own lives ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 7/10
Darlings, with Strong Performances by Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah and Vijay Varma, Has Lots Going for it. There is generosity of spirit, which makes it eminently watchable ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: - | 7/10
Darlings is Dense and Daring. Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah shine in this dark comedy, but Vijay Varma is the scene stealer ... Full Review

Komal Nahta | Film Information: - | 7/10
Darlings is an entertaining fare with a fast-paced script, excellent narration and some extraordinary performances ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 2.5/5 | 6/10
Alia Bhatt raises the bar for movies with meaning. Bhatt, Vijay Varma, Shefali Shah and Roshan Mathew deliver excellent performances in a film that is aware of what it is. A few forced comic touches spoil the effect though ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3/5 | 6/10
Watchable All The Way With Fine Performances From Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah. Vijay Varma fleshes out an extremely unlikeable man whose notions of love border on the sociopathic. Roshan Mathew, too, thrives on bringing a quiet efficiency to his performances ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 3.5/5 | 7/10
A hilarious entertainer and at the same time, it is also replete with some hard-hitting moments ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 3.5/5 | 7/10
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 ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 2.5/5 | 5/10
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 ... Full Review

India Today: 3/5 | 6/10
Darlings is a film with a message. It touches upon the subject of domestic violence and addiction. Alia and Shefali’s timing and Vijay Varma’s acting save Darlings from becoming just another film with a social message ... Full Review

Anuj Kumar | The Hindu: - | 5.5/10
A quirky take on domestic violence that is less than the sum of its parts. Alia Bhatt is as quicksilver as ever, Shefali Shah is equally mercurial and Vijay Verma shines in a challenging role, but the inherent elegance of the three actors, sometimes, sanitises the everyday characters they play ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Though it fumbles on a few occasions, Darlings is a well-rounded effort by Jasmeet K Reen, supported by bold ideas and clever imagery ... Full Review

Uday Bhatia | Live Mint: - | 7/10
Jasmeet K. Reen's comic noir about an abused wife seeking revenge maintains its dark, witty tone from start to finish ... Full Review

Gadgets 360: - | 4/10
Alia Bhatt Netflix Movie Doesn’t Understand What ‘Dark Comedy’ Is. More a comedy of errors than the black comedy revenge thriller it desires to be ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 4/5 | 8/10
The proceedings take on absurdist hues at times, but that sort of adds to the lure of the film. Watch Darlings for its message and for the fine acting displayed by the entire ensemble class ... Full Review

Cinema Express: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Alia Bhatt lights up this dark comedy. Witty, engaging performances anchor this film on domestic abuse ... Full Review

Mens XP: 60% | 6/10
Darlings featured an interesting plot that had so much potential to be a cracker of a black comedy. The film is still watchable & works due to the many stellar performances in it ... Full Review

Binged: 2.5/5 | 6/10
Darlings is an engaging watch overall, with minor flaws one wouldn’t mind overlooking in favour of the bigger picture ... Full Review

ABP Live: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Darlings manages to send across the message it intends to in a very clear manner. Among several reasons to watch the film, the performance by its star cast exceptionally Alia and Shefali Shah, make it a must-watch ... Full Review

Sanjukta Sharma | Money Control: - | 7.5/10
The electric duet of Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah. Jasmeet K. Reen’s film about domestic abuse is a highly effective subversion of the scarred woman’s revenge saga ... Full Review

The Week: 4/5 | 8/10
Darlings will shock you and then suddenly make you want to laugh your heart out ... Full Review

The Quint: 3.5/5 | 7/10
A Mix of Clever Storytelling & Performances. Satire is a tough tool and Darlings wields it well... Full Review

CNBC TV18: - | 7.5/10
Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma are terrific in this black comedy on domestic violence. Darlings is a stinging critique on how toxic masculinity can wreak havoc and needs to be battled before it’s too late ... Full Review

Bollywood Life: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Whatever you might feel about gender equality or flawed laws in the space of domestic abuse, Darlings is a good watch. It is realistic, breezy, emotional and terrifying too. The performances of the main cast is the cherry on top ... Full Review

PinkVilla: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Darlings stays consistent even in the second half, and a few high points scattered periodically in the script keeps you hooked to the narrative. Watch it for the message and the performances ... Full Review

Poulomi Das | News9 Live: 4/5 | 8/10
The sensational performances complement the film's cleverness: Bhatt is in fine form as Badru, shouldering a film with ease and wavering only slightly in depicting her moral righteousness ... Full Review

National Herald India: - | 8/10
A darkly funny journey to self-realisation and a road to salvation. The cast of Darlings makes it a riveting watch. Varma is terrifying and Roshan Mathew as believable as the tender man. Ultimately, it’s all in the hands of the forever solid & reliable Shah and Bhatt ... Full Review

Nettv4u: 3.25 | 6.5/10
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 ... Full Review

Mashable: 3.5/5 | 7/10
Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah Cook Up The Perfect Meal With Suspense, Violence And A Dash Of Humour ... Full Review

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