New Delhi: The much anticipated movie ‘Darlings’, has been released today on Netflix. The film, which is a maiden production of Alia Bhatt along with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment has garnered mixed responses from the netizens.
#DarlingsOnNetflix #Darlings Raws. Reals. Relevants. ‘Darlings’ wins your heart from the first frame to the last. Alia-Shefali-Vijay-Roshan all deliver superlative performances. ‘Darlings’ is easily the best OTT product to have come out in recent times! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4 stars) pic.twitter.com/2989jDQNtJ
— Bhavikk Sangghvi (@bhavikksangghvi) August 5, 2022
#Darlings ⭐️⭐️🌟 ( 2.5)
Manifest a pertinent message on domestic violence by fusing humor & thrill in the narrative but screenplay gets stretched towards last 40 mins with unconvincing series of events. Absence of Smart writing & powerful climax makes darlings an average watch. pic.twitter.com/6k0DcdDS4m
— Sumit Kadel (@SumitkadeI) August 5, 2022
Also a day before its release, Twitteriti used the hashtag #BoycottAliaBhatt and makes it trending. Why? The reason being, the trailer showed a woman (Alia) torturing her husband (Vijay Verma) the same way he had tortured her. Following this, some section of users accused Alia of promoting male domestic violence.
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Because she is Promoting domestic violance on MEN. pic.twitter.com/8ySjjdoCgn
— Soul Searching. (@DXTMRA) August 3, 2022
Why is Domestic violence against men normalized and even worse mocked. 3.4 crore men in India face domestic violence . This is not acceptable. @realsiff
is against this.#BoycottDarlings pic.twitter.com/iXbSfG3OU7
— Suhani Anand (@SuhaniAnand17) August 4, 2022
Alia Bhatt has also been compared to Amber Heard and netizens labelled her as ‘India’s Amber Heard’.
Alia Bhatt is nothing but Amber Heard of India. She promotes domestic violence on men and makes fun of it#BoycottAliaBhatt#BoycottDarlings pic.twitter.com/Sqi5YNvELh
— Ambar (@Ambar_SIFF_MRA) August 3, 2022
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The film has been helmed by debutant Jasmeet K Reen, who has also penned the story alongside Parveez Sheikh. Darlings also stars Shefali Shah and Roshan Mathew. The story revolves around a woman (Alia Bhatt), who is being tortured by her husband (Vijay Verma). Later, refusing to sacrifice herself in the patriarchical society, she decides to avenge her husband by torturing him in the same manner.
The film has been sold to Netflix for a whopping Rs 75 cr.