Darbar Trailer: Rajinikanth as Bad Cop

Darbar Trailer: Rajinikanth as Bad Cop

Superstar Rajinikanth is back. Rajini's collaboration with critically acclaimed AR Murugadoss has raised the expectations bar higher. Joining the duo is lady superstar Nayanthara. All these make Darbar a much-awaited film for this Sankranthi (Jan 10, 2020).

Set in Mumbai, Rajinikanth is introduced as a dreaded cop Aaditya Arunasalam, Mumbai City Police Commissioner. Aaditya is a super cop who is law unto himself and is shiver to the criminals in the city. Naturally, this is going to get severe flak from the existing mafia that is ruling Mumbai. How the mafia counters police and how Rajini retaliates forms the crux of the story.

Going by the trailer, it is an out-and-out commercial entertainer which has all the elements to satiate Rajini's fans - loaded with action, Rajini's trademark stylish dialogues and songs. Rajini's English dialogues about policemen are quite impressive. "We live to protect, we die to serve," utters Rajini.

The mass song lives up to the hype. Director AR Murugadoss seems to have delivered a cat-and-mouse game between cops and criminals. At a point, Rajini admits he is a bad cop. Murugadoss has elevated heroism and Rajini is the man of the moment. Nayanthara is alright. On the whole, Darbar trailer is passable. One has to wait and see, what is in offering from Rajini-ARM combo.