Last Friday, RGV received flak from all and sundry for attempting a remake of Sholay. The venom spewed in views, opinions, reviews, sms-es… everywhere. RGV has lost it, was the unanimous feedback.
Yet another RGV offering hits the marquee this Friday -- Darling -- but this one is no remake, although it does bring back memory of two films mainly, GHOST [which, in turn, inspired a slew of Bollywood movies] and Bhatts' RAAZ. Though dissimilar, flashes of BHOOT also cross your mind as you watch Darling.
It's difficult to slot Darling in any one category. It's eerie, it's humorous, it has the song-n-dance routine [well knitted in the plot], it doesn't belong to any particular genre. Actually, Darling is a novel experience since Hindi films have rarely combined horror and comedy -- two diverse ingredients -- in one film. Trust RGV to think out of the box and fortunately, it works!