Don’t let the appellation Darling, which is the title of the sleek British film that had its world premiere yesterday at the Lincoln Arts and the Tower East, deceive you as to the true nature of its robust heroine. The word should be pronounced in this instance the way Tallulah Bankhead pronounces it when she is raking her vocal claws over someone she heartily detests.
It is hard to classify ‘Darling’ in any genre. It is neither a horror movie, nor a comedy nor a love triangle. Yet, in an eerie way, the movie is all of these. It has a comic track that begins in the first half and returns again in the second half. In between, there is an accidental murder followed by some spooky horror. Completing the pot-pourri is the customary song-and-dance, with Nisha Kothari adding the glamour quotient.
Aditya's (Fardeen Khan) successful career was complimented with not just one but two perks in life. He is happily married to a traditional yet very beautiful lady, Ashwini (Isha Koppikar) and is the father of a child. With no strings attached, he also has an affair with a gorgeous looking young lady at his office, Geetha Menon (Esha Deol). He managed to lie and keep both his wife and his mistress happy. Suddenly the strings start to wind and the cadence of his life is lost. Geetha gets pregnant. Aditya's refuses to ditch his wife and child and in this scrimmage Geetha dies accidentally. Petrified, Aditya buries her in the backyard and scampers off. But Geetha's ghost haunts him and turns his life from miserable to terrifying.
Darling movie is being directed by Karunakaran and is being produced by Bogavalli Prasad under the banner Sri Venkateshwara Cine Chitra. G V Prakash had scored the music for Darling.
It has art by Ashok, dialogues by Swamy and camera by Andrews.
The Darling movie has been shot in exotic places of Araku, Switzerland and Hyderabad.