Movie Review: Darbar
Director: AR Murugadoss
Producer: Allirajah Subaskaran
Banner: Lyca Productions
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
Starring: Rajinikanth, Nayantara, Suniel Shetty
Release Date: 9th January 2020
Darbar Movie Review: Darbar starring Superstar Rajinikanth and Nayantara, directed by AR Murugadoss, has finally arrived at the theaters today on 9th January 2020. Nayanatara is playing Rajinikanth’s wife in the film whereas Nivetha Thomas plays the role daughter, while Bollywood actors Suniel Shetty and Prateik Babbar, are essaying the negative roles. Let’s see the story of Darbar:
Story: Aditya Arunachalam (Rajinikanth) is a badass commissioner of police in Mumbai who does not go by the rule. His superiors ask him to clean the Mumbai city as the reports on child trafficking, illegal drug deals and other nefarious activities are on the rise. Aditya nabs the young drug mafia head Ajay Malhotra (Prateik Babbar) and he is put in Nasik jail. He kills Ajay and there comes the twist as he is the son of the most wanted international criminal Hari Chopra (Suniel Shetty) who killed several cops by burning them in a staged fire accident. The cat and mouse game starts between Hari and Aditya. In a planned car accident, Aditya loses his daughter Valli (Nivetha Thomas) and now he is on a revenge spree. How does Aditya take revenge, form the rest of the story?
· Vintage Rajinikanth body language
· Father-daughter bonding
· Metro Station fight
· Predictable storyline
· No real twists and turn
Performance: Once again Superstar Rajinikanth wins the heart of his fans and the movie lovers with his antics, infectious energy, and epic comic timing. Rajinikanth in the role of Aaditya Arunasalam has proved that he is a wonderful performer. The emotional bonding between Aaditya Arunasalam and his daughter Valli are showcased in a beautiful manner. Yogi Babu’s comedy timing falls flat in most places. The Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has exactly one expression throughout the film Darbar. He looks menacing. Nayantara has given her realistic performance. The rest of the cast performed accordingly.
Technical: AR Murugadoss exploits the charisma of Rajinikanth and gives us a genre film that is an engaging commercial cocktail of action and drama. The father-daughter scenes are Darbar’s strongest selling point, with the camaraderie between Superstar Rajinikanth and Nivetha Thomas making this relationship endearing. Darbar has brilliant production values. The background score, action choreography are the attractions on the technical front. The cinematographer makes the entire film look classy by using the colors and lens. The background score elevates the mood of the film Darbar. There is nothing special in the storyline. The editing is top-notch. Darbar has a racy screenplay.
Analysis: AR Murugadoss’ directorial venture Darbar has a lot of substance in terms of script, which makes it a watchable affair. AR Murugadoss’s idea of making a cop with grey shades works to a great extent, thanks to Rajinikanth’s brilliant performance in the role of Aaditya Arunasalam. The first half of Darbar is good, whereas the second half is pretty average.