Is it possible to make a film in the humour genre on a subject as serious as domestic violence? Well if it is dark humour and written well, you can, proves debutante director Jasmeet K Reeb – going by seasoned reviewers.
There are accolades coming forth for the director of Darlings, that started streaming on Netflix on 5 August, for portraying the reality of domestic violence – how living with it in the hope that their abusive spouse will change one day, is the sad reality for many.
The director is helped in no small measure by a powerful cast in Alia Bhatt, Vijay Varma, Shefali Shah and Roshan Mathew.
Reviewer after reviewer is also singing praise of Bhatt’s ‘sparkling’ performance, in what is her co-production through Eternal Sunshine Productions alongside Red Chillies Entertainment.
The riveting trailer makes us crave to see the breaking point where the abused but adjusting spouse Bhatt decides to give it back.
Yet again, entertaining cinema with substance seems to have taken the OTT route. Darlings has certainly captured the public’s imagination this weekend and we are no exception.
So much so that we can’t resist signing off, saying: ‘Have a great weekend, darlings’.