A sneak peek into the Alia Bhatt starrer Darlings was revealed yesterday. Earlier today, the official teaser of her much-awaited film has been released and by the looks of it, the film has elements of a riveting thriller with a hint of dark comedy here and there which compliments the film's aesthetic. The film also stars Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma, and Roshan Mathew in pivotal roles. 

The teaser opens with Alia narrating a fable about a frog and a scorpion wanting to cross a river in the background while a series of events transpire in the foreground of the screen. Both the story and the scenes work with each other and build a sort of tension as it plays along. The teaser does not reveal the story nor is their roles defined. But there are elements of mystery suspense and a touch of humor that carries it forward with ease.

Alia and Vijay are together and like any other couple, they argue and express their affection for one another. Shefali, who plays Alia’s mother, appears to be friendly with Roshan Matthew’s character. While the women appear to be close, the men do not seem to be getting along very well as there is something lingering between them. The teaser hints that they are not on the same page which might result in disastrous consequences. A murder involving both women is also hinted at as the teaser comes to an end. What stands out from the teaser is its amazing cast and subtle use of humor in a supposed dark world.

Darlings is written and directed by newbie Jasmeet K. Reen from a screenplay by Parveez Sheikh. It is produced by Alia Bhatt and Gauri Khan under the banner of their production houses Eternal Sunshine Productions and Red Chillies Entertainment respectively. The film marks Alia's debut as an acting producer of a film. Darlings is scheduled to release on Netflix on 5 August 2022.

Check out the official teaser of Darlings here: