Critic's Rating: 17/5
Thursday 15 January 2015
GV Prakash Kumar, Naan Kadavul Rajendran, Nikki Galrani
Debutant director Sam Anton's Darling is an entertaining comic-horror flick with some good writing and performances.
Darling starts with a couple coming to a guest house and both gets murdered in a strange fashion. Cut to the present, the film resumes with GV Prakash, a depressed youngster who decides to commit suicide as his lover cheated him and he is soon joined by his friend Bala Saravanan, a beautiful girl Nikki Galrani and highly enjoyable Karunas who all are having their individual reasons to commit suicide.
But before their death, they decide to fulfill their last wish and decide to stay together in the same guest house where the couple got killed. Later it is revealed that Nikki Galrani is in love with GV Prakash and she along with Bala Saravanan are trying to change his suicide plan. They are successful and GV gives up his suicide plans but when he tries to make love with Nikki Galrani, ghost posses her. Now this ghost pops up whenever they try make love and the rest of the film is who the ghost is and how it moves out of Nikki's body.
Darling is a perfect launchpad for GV Prakash as an actor and his innocent face fits the bill perfectly while Nikki Galrani is cute and adorable, she is quite good at emotional sequences as well. But the real show stealer is Karunas who evokes constant laughter throughout the movie. In the later part, Ghost Gopal Varma (Rajendran) joins the party and made the movie even more enjoyable.
Technically GV Prakash's music and background score work big time, also the cinematography style perfectly suited for the comic horror genre. The running time of the movie is just 126 minutes which is huge plus for the movie and the editor Ruben must be lauded for it.
Overall, Darling is yet another entertaining comic horror movie which is a perfect time pass for this holiday season.
Verdict: Above average