Alia Bhatt

Darlings: Bollywood's dark comedy on domestic violence wows India

Starring Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah and Vijay Verma in the lead roles, Darlings is the story of a young Muslim couple in love - and violence and revenge.

The film opens with the lovers - Badrunissa (Bhatt) and Hamza (Verma) - deciding to get married, but theirs is not a happily-ever-after story.

Three years into the marriage, the couple have made a home in a lower middle-class housing tenement, but Badrunissa is sleeping with the enemy.