Monica, O My Darling
Monica, O My Darling
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‘Monica, O My Darling’ – Netflix Movie – Review: Surreal, Fun and Peculiar

Monica, O My Darling is a movie from India directed by Vasan Bala starring Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi and Radhika Apte.

A comedy-thriller with musical elements.

Premise

A slick robotics expert joins a murderous plot after a passionate affair takes a sudden turn, but nothing — not even death — is what it seems to be.

Monica , O My Darling
Monica , O My Darling (2022)

Movie Review

One of the highlights of Indian cinema that makes it stand out (truly) is its ability to jump from one scene to the next without the Western rules of rhythm and tempo, and with its own way combine dance with tragedy, laughter with thriller and comedy, and…. at times seem peculiar, and in some way, this sense of humor so ironic in its take does not fail to leave us bemused.

It isn’t that ‘Monica, O My Darling’ is the best movie in Bollywood, but it has the virtue of offering us a thriller that has it all (that includes dance numbers) making it if anything into something different to what we are used to. Here we have a cocktail of drama, comedy, thriller, sci-fi, and musical. So there is no denying that it is definitely entertaining.

Monica , O My Darling
Monica , O My Darling (2022)

‘Monica, O My Darling’ goes all in at being “peculiar” and manages to so beyond the Bollywood signature. It is structured as a thriller (almost) classic. The script is intelligently pieced together, and it translates well onto film with a good tempo, sequences, and maintaining its tone, that at times is far from wonderful, but all in all makes for a movie that is appealing allowing the viewership to have a pass time with something different to what we are accustomed to.

This film is amusing, very characteristic, and will give you a different viewing experience.

Our Opinion

Amusing, entertaining and enjoyable. It is not a marvel but it manages to immerse us with its Bollywood fashion into this peculiar story.

The Stars

Release Date

November 11, 2022

Where to Watch Monica, O My Darling

Netflix

Director

Vasan Bala

Vasan Bala

Cast


Rajkummar Rao / Jayant

Huma Qureshi / Monica

Radhika Apte / ACP Naidu

Sukant Goel

Sikandar Kher

Bagavathi Perumal

Zayn Marie Khan

Akansha Ranjan Kapoor / Nikki

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Monica, O My Darling
Monica, O My Darling

Movie title: Monica, O My Darling

Movie description: A slick robotics expert joins a murderous plot after a passionate affair takes a sudden turn, but nothing — not even death — is what it seems to be.

Date published: November 6, 2022

Country: India

Duration: 129 mins

Author: Veronica Loop

Director(s): Vasan Bala

Actor(s): Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte, Radhika Madan, Sikander Kher, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, Shiva Rindani

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Our Opinion

Amusing, entertaining and enjoyable. It is not a marvel but it manages to immerse us with its Bollywood fashion into this peculiar story.

Overall
3

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