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      2020 2h 40m Action Mystery & Thriller List
      50% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 53% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A police officer tries to solve a series of murders. Read More Read Less

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      Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express Darbar may be Superstar Rajinikanth's first film with hit director A R Murugadoss, but it remains a Rajini film which bows at each step to the continuing myth of the one and only Thalaivar. Jan 16, 2020 Full Review Simon Abrams Darbar, Rajinikanth's latest Herculean tribute to himself, is about as enjoyable as it is ridiculous. Rated: 3.5/4 Jan 15, 2020 Full Review Saibal Chatterjee NDTV Darbar... is out-and-out pulp meant strictly for Rajinikanth fans. The film is disappointing. Thalaiva isn't. Rated: 2.5/5 Jul 14, 2020 Full Review Sreedhar Pillai Firstpost ...the trouble with Darbar is that Murgadoss does not have a convincing story and the narration lacks logic. Rated: 2.75/5 Jan 16, 2020 Full Review Karthik Kumar Hindustan Times AR Murugadoss plays on Rajinikanth's strength and swag but everything else in this film gets a lackadaisical treatment. Darbar is no Petta. Jan 16, 2020 Full Review M Suganth The Times of India While there is the cockiness of Alex Pandian (Murgadoss's inspiration for this character), there is also vulnerability. And his infectious energy and inimitable style keep us rooting (and hooting) for his character. Rated: 3/5 Jan 16, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Sankalp good S Quite a great action drama film Darbar gives us satisfying addition of thaliaver with some strong punchs👏😃♥️🎉👊 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/14/23 Full Review Vikram Savio M If you didn't watch this one, you didn't miss much. Spend your time on something worthwhile lol Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/11/22 Full Review Audience Member Darbar - 6.5/10. Rajinikanth and A.R. Murugadoss unite for the first time with Darbar, and the results are a little underwhelming. Murugadoss is a talented director, but I feel like he has already peaked in his career, and since then he has had a steady decline. Darbar is an example of a movie that should have worked, but falls quite short. But its not a terrible movie however, in fact I would say its a little better than his previous film, Sarkar. We see Rajini in a police character for the first time in ages, and he does a decent job with whatever is given to him. The problem is, the film isn't presented in the best way possible. We are given a spoiler in the story really early on, so by the time that spoiler comes into fruition within the story, you don't feel the impact of that scene as much as you would want. The film tries to be a mix of a straight forward cop movie with a celebration to Rajini. Petta, Rajini's previous film, worked because even though the story was really basic, the celebration towards his image and mannerisms worked in the context of that film. Karthik Subbaraj literally molded a fan fiction film for his favourite actor, and just wanted to dedicate the film to Rajini, whereas Murugadoss is kind of teetering between going full out fanboy mode to sticking to a story. Darbar delivers in some scenes, and the songs grow on you (though they are not as catchy as the Petta songs). Anirudh gives a overall good score. Nayanthara and Yogi Babu both come and go in the story, with their respective performances easily forgettable. Nivetha Thomas is probably the brightest spot in the film outside of Rajini, as she delivers a solid performance as his daughter. All in all, Darbar is decent fare for a regular film goer, the movie might be enjoyed more by his fans, but it doesn't strike a chord like Petta did. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Nothing new and decent besides Rajini's charisma. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review arun s Darbar was a big disappointment. At best, a one time watch for Rajini. Even his acting was average compared to Petta. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Nomad Good start and moving first half, second half on the contrary. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/20 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A police officer tries to solve a series of murders.
      A.R. Murugadoss
      A.R. Murugadoss
      Production Co
      Lyca Productions
      Action, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 25, 2020
      2h 40m
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