At its core, the film is a story of the relentlessness of hope amidst shattered dreams, and how people who are intimately connected find themselves trapped in these cycles.
The story lacks vitality, momentum, and intrigue. The film is devoid of genuine joy. Characters and settings come at you all the time, as if you’ve entered a lunch …
The unjustifiable and misogynistic outrage against the film, fuelled by the patriarchal need for controlling women and denying them agency, is a testament to the fact that 'Darlings' is …
Impressive tonal variations and compelling performances – especially by Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah – make the movie about women’s love, heartbreak, rage and revenge.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is spot on when it comes to style and gloss, but the film doesn’t get the politics of a red light area.
Shouldn’t we attempt to look at what Bollywood films accomplish besides the obvious criticism they engender?
This was the year unusual stories and transgressive narratives gave conventional Bollywood a run for its money.