Darja Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Darja Movie Review: Saleem Malik’s debut film, Darja, stars Sunil and the Comedian in prominent roles. Audiences were drawn in by Anasuya Bharadwaj, who plays a key role in the film. Few theatres showed the film, which did well at the box office. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, let’s get started with the in-depth review.

Darja Movie Review


Kanaka Mahalakshmi, a Bandhar don, is renowned for her harshness and control of Bandhar city. Many city residents are killed each year by the cheap liquor that her goons produce. ACP Shiva Shankar is sent to the same city as everyone, including the police, is scared of her. The rest of the plot hinges on the confrontation and conflict between these two charismatic figures.

Cast & Crew

Among the supporting cast are Shakalaka Shankar, Aksa Khan, and Sunil in the lead parts. Saleem Malik is the director and Siva Sankar Paidipati is the producer of the film, which was manufactured by PSS Entertainments. ‘Rap Rock’ Shakeel is behind the music, Darshan is behind the camera, and MR Varma is in charge of editing.

Movie NameDarja
DirectorSaleem Malik
Music Director‘Rap Rock’ Shakeel
ProducerPSS Entertainments by Siva Sankar Paidipati
GenreAction, Drama
CastSunil, Anasuya Bharadwaj
EditorMR Varma


Profits are higher for films whose sole purpose is to amuse a broad audience. Darja is an example of a film that aims to appeal to a wide audience but fails to do so due to a weak narrative and uninspiring production. As soon as the film opens up, you’ll be confronted with some of the film’s most cringe-worthy moments. Because of this, the film’s plot moves along in a stable and predictable manner with no sense of character or conflict to engage the viewer.

In spite of Sunil’s best efforts, it is difficult to see him portray a police officer with a serious tone and heavy voice in a serious part. Anasuya Bharadwaj’s performance in the negative-shade role makes us believe that she is just good for the little screen and does not seem good. Everyone else performed well in their jobs.

The film’s technical quality is mediocre at best. Too much background music and music is given by “Rap Rock” Shakeel. Neither the camera work nor the editing of cinematographer Darshan leaves much of an impression. Director Saleem Malik has created a film with a tired narrative and a stale aesthetic that will fail to engage its target demographic, even if it does feature some competent acting.

Last but not least, Darja is for those who enjoy commercial entertainers with little to no originality. If you’re a big fan of Sunil or Anasuya Bharadwaj, you might want to see it in a theatre.

Rating: 2.25/5

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