Darling (2007 Indian film)

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Darling poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Produced by Bhushan Kumar
Kishan Kumar
Written by Kusum Punjabi
Prawal Raman
Starring Fardeen Khan
Esha Deol
Isha Koppikar
Music by Pritam
Himesh Reshammiya
Cinematography Amit Roy
Distributed by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Release dates
  • 7 September 2007 (2007-09-07)
Country India
United Kingdom
Language Hindi

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.[1]


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.



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
Bhool Bhulaiyaa

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.[2] 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".[3]

On 10 September 2007 the film was at number 5 on the charts.[4]

Song Singer(s) Duration Picturised on
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
Awaaz Koi Priyadarshini
Aa Khushi Se Khudkushi(Remix) Shaan & Sunidhi Chauhan
Hasaye Bhi (Remix) Shaan & Tulsi Kumar
Saathiya (Remix) Adnan Sami & Tulsi Kumar


  1. ^ "Darling box-office results". 
  2. ^ "indiafm.com". Music review of Darling. Retrieved 11 September 2007. 
  3. ^ "second music review". Another music review. Retrieved 11 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "chart performance". No. 5 on the charts. Retrieved 11 September 2007. 

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