Director Karunakaran who had given hit films like Tholi Prema and Ullasamga Utsahamga, opted Prabhas and Kajal Aggarwal to play the lead for Darling. Director has unveiled a new artiste in Prabhas. Kajal who gained a new image with the blockbuster like Magadheera has paired Prabhas for the first time. BVSN Prasad had earlier produced Prabhas starrer Chatrapati.
Story: Prabhas’ (Prabhas) father (Prabhu) has a group of friends, who decide to meet once in five years. They settle in different places across the world and in India and could not meet again. Prabhas is a little poor in studies and somehow completes his degree. He is in love with Nandini (Kajal) his childhood friend and the daughter of one of his father’s friends (Ahuti Prasad). Though they do not meet each other, Prabhas develops his love in his heart.
Once another friend of Prabhas’ dad visits their house to announce that all the friends are visiting his village to spend a week’s time there. Prabhas is so delighted to learn this and eagerly awaits Nandini. Meanwhile, one of the juniors among girls (Shraddha Das) of Prabhas, who is the daughter of a factionist proposes to him, but the latter negates it as he is already in love with Nandini. So, she attempts suicide. Her father (Mukhesh Rushi) who loves his daughter very much threatens to kill Prabhas’ friends if he doesn’t marry his daughter. But Prabhas somehow convinces him by narrating a fictitious love story to him.