Darbar Movie Review, Cast, Budget & Box Office Collection

Darbar Movie Review, Budget, Story, Cast, Box Office Collection & Other All Movies Info

Darbar Movie Review: Release Date

January, 2020


 2h 39 min

Darbar Movie Review: Director

A.R. Murugadoss

Darbar Movie Review: Producer

Subaskaran Allirajah

Production Companies:

Lyca Productions

Darbar Movie Review: Genres

Drama, Mystery

Darbar Movie Review: Budget

200 Crore  is  the estimated  budget of Darbar

Darbar Movie Review: Box Office

Coming Soon

Darbar Movie Review: Cast



Nivetha Thomas

Sunil Shetty

Prateik Babbar

Dalip Tahil

Darbar Movie Review: Story

Darbar‘s story: a senior police officer has the task of ending the threat of drugs in Mumbai, and for this, he has to face the most feared and brutal mafia lord.

Darbar Review: In the movies of AR Murugadoss, justice is not always met by respecting the law of the country. Whether in Ramana or Thuppakki or Kaththi, its protagonists have to violate the law to ensure justice is done. And that is what appears in Darbar, where an angry police officer is enraged to kill a most wanted criminal. Right in the opening scenes, the director states that his protagonist Aaditya Arunasalam (Rajinikanth), a senior policeman who has been sent to Mumbai to face the drug threat in the city, is not someone who follows the rule book. In fact, we see him threatening and mistreating the members of the Human Rights Commission who question him about his breach (the film tries to project Arunasalam as a person with mental disorders to justify his extrajudicial executions).

In the course of one of its operations, Arunasalam catches Ajay Malhotra (Prateik Babbar), the son of Vijay Malhotra (Nawab Shah), an important businessman, who turns out to be the main drug supplier in the city. But when Ajay is killed, Hari Chopra (Suniel Shetty), a dreaded gangster who turned the police force into a happy stock 27 years earlier, returns to the country to solve what has become a personal score by attacking Arunasalam and his daughter Valli (Nivetha Thomas)

Taking his leadership of the Karthik Subbaraj Petta, Murugadoss turns Darbar into a celebration of Rajinikanth, the Superstar. Although this movie does not turn into a collection of great hits like the previous movie, Murugadoss exploits the charisma and stardom of Rajinikanth and offers us a genre film, a police movie, which is a pretty attractive commercial cocktail of action and drama surrounded by unequal writing. The strongest selling point of the film is the scenes of father and daughter between Rajinikanth and Nivetha Thomas, whose camaraderie on screen makes this relationship charming. Murugadoss also gives us a really heartbreaking moment, and Nivetha Thomas is fantastic in this part.

Darbar Movie Review is also alert to the age of his hero in real life. That is why the romantic track, between Arunasalam and Lily (Nayanthara, in a character that is simply a masterpiece), is pleasant. It is full of the playful joy of Rajinikanth and Yogi Babu, who is associated with the Superstar for first time as the comical companion clicks. Even when we marvel at the miraculous youth of Rajinikanth in these portions (a splendid work by the departments of cinematography, makeup, and costumes), we get a scene in which a character comments on the age difference between the two. The quiet manner in which this scene addresses this problem ensures that fans do not take it as an insult to their idol. Later, Murugadoss even gets Rajini to comment on his age: “Nambaravanukku vayasu Verum number dhaan” (“Age is a number for one with confidence”).

But while the movie has a solid central section, full of emotional moments and whistle-worthy, which include a training montage where we can see Rajini flexing his muscles and a fighting sequence set in a railway station (which recalls the trick culminating of Dhool), the first and the third act are disappointing. While the former feels tentative (this movie has the weakest introduction scene and song for Rajinikanth in a while), the latter is in a hurry. The fact that most of the Bollywood actors seem to be talking in Hindi, which leads to the lack of lip-syncing, also keeps us from being immersed in the narrative.

And perhaps because his villainy is often off the screen, Hari Chopra of Suniel Shetty does not present himself as a powerful antagonist despite being formed as one. Yes, it causes numerous casualties, but even so, the lack of a solid fight scene between him and Arunasalam makes it tough for us to buy him as a mortal enemy. That’s why the climax, instead of stopping, feels meh. But if this little disappointment vanishes, it’s only because of how Rajinikanth plays this character. While there is the arrogance of Alex Pandian (Murgadoss’s inspiration for this character), there is also vulnerability. And his contagious energy and inimitable style keep us encouraging (and hooting) his character.

Darbar Movie Review: Rating

  IMDB: 7.4/10

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