Darling (2007 Indian film)

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

Darling (Hindi: डार्लिंग) is a Bollywood horror romantic thriller released in India and the 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 shot in Mumbai, India. The soundtrack was composed by Pritam. The film was average grosser grossed Rs. 22 million in the first week.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

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 the women with clever lies. He promises Geeta he will marry her, after divorcing Ashwini. He seems to display fetish behaviours with the two women.

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. 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 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.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Darling
Studio album by Pritam Himesh Reshammiya Prasanna Shekhar
Released
15 June 2007 (India)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label
T-Series
Producer Ram Gopal Verma
Pritam Himesh Reshammiya Prasanna Shekhar chronology
Naqaab
(2007)
Darling
(2007)
Bhool Bhulaiyaa
(2007)

The soundtrack was released on 1 August 2007 in many formats including music cassette, MP3 files, audio CD, and DVD-Audio. The music is composed by Pritam and Himesh Reshammiya in a guest song. The first reviews of the soundtrack 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darling box-office results". [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "indiafm.com". Music review of Darling. Retrieved 11 September 2007. 
  3. ^ "second music review". Another music review. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "chart performance". No. 5 on the charts. Archived from the original on 18 September 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2007. 

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