Netflix has debuted the primary teaser for Darlings, an upcoming darkish comedy starring Alia Bhatt, who makes her debut as a producer with the movie. Darlings is co-produced by Indian icon Shah Rukh Khan’s Crimson Chillies Leisure, though as per traditional, he stays uncredited.
The teaser unfolds with an ominous voiceover by Bhatt’s character, taking part in within the background all through its one-and-a-half minute size. She narrates a fable a couple of frog and a scorpion, and basically summarizes the central theme of the movie — that folks will revert to their true nature even whether it is towards their greatest pursuits. Or, extra particularly, how evil folks are inclined to hurt others even when it signifies that they’ll undergo as effectively.
The teaser opens with a shot of Bhatt’s character in a movie show, alone, probably having been stood up. Later, she’s met exterior the film home by Vijay Varma’s character, who seems to be her boyfriend. He tries to apologize to her, however she isn’t having it. Just a few moments later, he appears visibly involved after recognizing one other man (performed by Roshan Mathew) hanging round her. His suspicions are stoked when he notices a lone strand of hair on the person’s shoulder.
The teaser then cuts to the within of a police station, the place Bhatt’s character is being questioned a couple of crime alongside along with her mom (performed by Shefali Shah). The policeman asks the 2 girls why he ought to imagine them over another person — we don’t know who — as we see photographs of Varma’s character returning residence from work, probably in for a shock, and of Bhatt’s character, dressing up like some form of femme fatale in entrance of a mirror. We return to the police station, the place she tells the cop that they solely killed the individual — we nonetheless don’t know who — of their creativeness.
Bhatt, considered one of Hindi cinema’s brightest younger stars, beforehand labored with Varma in director Zoya Akhtar’s rap drama Gully Boy, which was chosen as India’s official entry on the 2019 Oscars. She final starred within the interval drama Gangubai Kathiawadi, which premiered at this yr’s Berlin Worldwide Movie Competition and went on to grow to be a success, and within the Telugu blockbuster RRR, which has confirmed to be standard amongst American audiences as effectively. She is going to subsequent be seen within the big-budget fantasy drama Brahmastra, reverse her husband Ranbir Kapoor. Darlings is each Varma and Mathew’s second Netflix venture, after Ghost Tales and Choked, respectively. Shah broke out with a starring position in director Mira Nair’s Golden Lion-winning drama Monsoon Marriage ceremony over 20 years in the past, and witnessed a profession resurgence extra not too long ago with Netflix’s Worldwide Emmy-winning sequence Delhi Crime.
Directed by Jasmeet Okay. Reen, Darlings will debut on Netflix on August 5. You possibly can watch the teaser listed here are learn the movie’s (slightly obscure) synopsis down beneath:
Darlings is a dark-comedy which explores the lives of a mother-daughter duo looking for their place in Mumbai, searching for braveness and love in distinctive circumstances whereas combating towards all odds.