Darling (2007 Indian film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ram Gopal Varma|
|Produced by||Bhushan Kumar
|Written by||Kusum Punjabi
|Distributed by||Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment|
Darling (Devanagari: डार्लिंग), is a Bollywood horror thriller, released in India and United Kingdom on 7 September 2007. The film, which stars Esha Deol, Fardeen Khan and Isha Koppikar in the lead roles, was directed by Ram Gopal Varma. It was filmed in Mumbai, India. The soundtrack score was composed by Pritam. The film reportedly grossed Rs. 22 million in the first week.
Aditya is seemingly living every Indian man's dream. He's married to a stunning, traditional wife, Ashwini and has a bright young boy. But he is having a relationship with his secretary, Geeta Menon who has a wild personality. He manages to balance both the ladies perfectly with clever lies. He promises Geeta he will marry her, after divorcing his wife Ashwini. He seems to display fetish behaviours among the two ladies.
On one of their romantic excursions, Aditya takes Geeta to his friend's bungalow at Mudisland. All seems fine until Geeta shocks Aditya with news that she is pregnant. Worried, he insists that they cannot have a child together and suggests an abortion. This attitude enrages Geeta and they engage in a fight in which he pushes her and she accidentally hits her head against a hard object, the force of which kills her instantly. He disposes of her body and returns home, behaving as if everything is normal.
His former wild lover returns as a vengeful ghost who will stop at nothing till she gets her revenge. She appears often to frighten Aditya. Ashwini notices her husband's fear of a ghost whom she cannot see. To relieve his guilt, Aditya admits his affair with Geeta- and her death to Ashwini. His wife's reaction is to leave but she is then admitted to hospital due to a major accident.
Geeta returns to the frame and gives her forgiveness to Aditya. Ashwini recovers but Geeta's revengeful soul has transferred into her body.
- Fardeen Khan ... Aditya Soman
- Esha Deol ... Geeta Menon
- Isha Koppikar ... Ashwini Soman
- Zakir Hussain ... Aditya's friend
- Upendra Limaye ... Inspector
- Pramodini ... Malati, Sub-Inspector
- Kota Srinivasa Rao ... Psychiatrist
- Nisha Kothari ... Special appearance in a song
|Studio album by Pritam Himesh Reshammiya Prasanna Shekhar|
15 June 2007 (India)
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Ram Gopal Verma|
|Pritam Himesh Reshammiya Prasanna Shekhar chronology|
The soundtrack of the film was released on 1 August 2007 in various formats including music cassette, MP3 files, audio CD, and the DVD-Audio. The music is composed by Pritam and Himesh Reshammiya in a guest song. The first reviews of the film has been positive with indiafm.com rating the music at 3.5 out of 5. Joginder Tuteja of indiafm.com said Darling is a good album that thoroughly entertains while it is on. SmasHits.com said "Darling is the biggest musical bonanza from Ramu's factory after series of miserable musical releases from bunch of his reliable protégés in last few years".
On 10 September 2007 the film was at number 5 on the charts.
|Tadap Tadap||Himesh Reshammiya & Tulsi Kumar||Fardeen Khan & Esha Deol|
|Aa Khushi Se Khudkushi||Shaan & Sunidhi Chauhan||Fardeen Khan & Nisha Kothari|
|Saathiya||Adnan Sami & Tulsi Kumar||Fardeen Khan & Isha Koppikar|
|Hasaye Bhi||Shaan & Tulsi Kumar|
|Akele Tanha Jiya Na Jaye||Tulsi Kumar|
|Aa Khushi Se Khudkushi(Remix)||Shaan & Sunidhi Chauhan|
|Hasaye Bhi (Remix)||Shaan & Tulsi Kumar|
|Saathiya (Remix)||Adnan Sami & Tulsi Kumar|