‘Darlings,’ Alia Bhatt’s first production, will release on Netflix on August 5, the streaming service announced on Tuesday. Bhatt co-stars in the Mumbai-set dark comedy with Shefali Shah, Vijay Verma, and Roshan Mathew.
Bhatt co-produced the film alongside superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment under her business Eternal Sunshine Productions.
The teaser begins with Alia Bhatt’s dismal narration in the backdrop. Throughout the teaser, Alia relates a story about a scorpion and a frog. It provides as a synopsis of the film’s core concept.
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The conclusion of Alia’s narrative is that people eventually revert to their natural nature, even if it is not in their best interests. To be more explicit, it demonstrates how a wicked person will injure another even if they must suffer alongside them.
‘Darlings’ delves into the life of a mother-daughter team attempting to find their place in Mumbai, seeking courage and love in extraordinary circumstances while struggling against all difficulties.
When the teaser opens, Alia Bhatt’s heroine is shown alone in a theatre watching a movie. Later, she encounters a boy outside the movie theatre who she believes is her boyfriend. That person is played by Vijay Varma.
He apologises to her, but her character, played by Alia Bhatt, is not in the mood to forgive him. Furthermore, we notice in the trailer that Vijay becomes suspicious of another man who is frequently seen around Alia Bhatt’s character. Roshan Mathew portrays this new character.
His mistrust intensifies after discovering a single strand of hair on Roshan’s shoulder. We see Alia Bhatt and Shefali Shah in a police station, where they are being questioned about a crime. The cop inquires as to why he must accept their story over that of another.
Alia and Shefali are likewise perplexed as to who the cop is referring to. Following that, we see scenes of Vijay’s character arriving home from work in astonishment. Alia’s character dresses up as a femme fatale, and we’re transported back to the police station, where the two ladies inform the officer that they only killed someone (who isn’t named) in their minds, not in fact.