The second combination of 'Alemari' Santhu and actor Yogish in 'Darling' although not haunting like the previous one it is engaging and entertaining and of course 'Paisa Vasool' cinema.
The second film of director Santhu concentrates more on the commercial elements like dance, action, thrill, comedy and suspense. A film by technicians of the film 'Darling' has some delectable moments. The eternal love facing ordeals from two sides handled by the lovers is the crux of this film.
The protagonist Sathya (Yogish) a tattoo artist running a small shop is very popular for his drawings among the girls. One of his customers is rich in beauty and talent. That is Poorni (Muktha). It is love in a few reels that is very strong. The barricade is Poorni brother Bhavani an underworld don. Santhya takes refuge for his love in opponent gang headed by Gubbi (Adhi Lokesh).
Gubbi is bitten by love and he knows the difficulty of lovers. He turns cunning when political boss unite him with Bhavani. Now Gubbi is given offer for marriage of his sister Poorni by Bhavani. Gubbi has to eradicate Santhya. For this task there is one more additional trouble, the trouble from two places is faced by Sathya and Poorni.
The escaped criminals in the sentenced case barge in to the vehicle of Sathya and Poorni. It is problem on the lovers. Stage set in the forest. The wild forest witnesses the wild hero now. Sathya beats up the criminals and police at this spot gun down the unwanted criminals of the society.
Darling character suits the image of Loose Madha Yogish. He has enhanced from lovely dance in the film. Yusuf Khan Dance number of 'Dabba Song is brilliant. Two action portions for Yogish are chilling. Muktha as debutant is impressive in her laugh.
Adi Lokesh, Ninasam Ashwath, Avinash given able support. Mari Muthu engage underworld dons is funny. Chikkannna as supportive to Yogish in the film assures good laugh.
Arjun Janya the rapid scale of growth in music direction has extended good support. Naanu Swalpa Loose....Usirali...and Dabba song are good numbers from Arjun Janya.
Manjunath Naik cinematography is top class. He has given bright shine to the film 'Darling'.
Score - 7/10