Here's a teaser done right. This first peek into Darlings, starring Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew, is full of intrigue, suspense and humour. In a voiceover, Bhatt recounts a fable about a frog and scorpion, in which one seems to be conning the other. The question is, are Bhatt and Shah as a mother-daughter duo the ones being conned, or are the two men the victims of the women's plot?
Directed by Jasmeet K. Reen, Darlings is a black comedy and the trailer suggests Bhatt and Shah are being investigated for murder. A murder they seem to have admitted to having committed, but only in their imagination. In the trailer, this is followed by a hilarious exchange between a police officer and the two women. We just hope Netflix does a better job of subtitling the actual film than it did with the trailer, because the punchline at the end is entirely lost in translation.
Darlings, produced by Gauri Khan, Alia Bhatt and Gaurav Verma, releases on Netflix on August 5.