How about a more liberated version of Bigg Boss involving only women but with the freedom of roaming around freely, the aspect which remains constant in both of them are ‘Catfights.’ Read it twice, let it sink, Zee 5’s new reality show ‘Dilli Darlings’ is not everyone’s cup of tea because after a point you might dislike drinking tea no matter how much you like drinking it.
Imagine a woman, all decked up in a suit entering her temple in house and calling out her house help to make a LIVE broadcast of her aarti routine, something her FB friends might set reminders for. This is barely the first frame.
In the first episode, the Dilli Darlings, oh the ever so big-rich socialites of Delhi gives us a glimpse of how much viewing potential the show has, it’s not their acting, it’s their reality that gets you.
One of the Darlings in the show – a make-up artist by profession without a blink claims, “Log Apni Shadi ki date tab fix krte hai jab mein available hoti hu” Maybe that is why I am still unmarried.
And there it begins, an array of kitty parties, the competition between the so similar, that it seems unfair to trophy a winner. I remember the parties in the show more than the ones I have attended in real life. Each of them comes with a unique theme, decided by the Darling host for the day. Winning Dilli Darlings seems to be about who shows off their style, aura, and gossips the best. It is challenging.
The queen critic ‘Manya’ can always be found mocking her challengers in the quest. She calls herself the best party organizer in town after all she owns the “coolest pub” in Delhi, ‘The Ministry of Beer.’ Her saying “Judgment is like dandruff. Jhaado. Aagey Badho” teaches us all the value of using a good quality hair conditioner.
In all Dilli Darlings is not just a reality show, it’s a combination of many reality shows, Bigg Boss, Roadies, Nach Baliye, you name it. The older generation needs not to watch so many shows to pace up with the current kids, Delhi Darlings is the savior.