In the year 1971, a movie ‘Caravan’ came. A song from this movie starring Jitendra and Asha Paresh “Piya Tu Ab To Aaja, Shola Sa Mann Dahke Aa Ke Bujha Jaa, Tan Ki Jwala Thandi Ho Jaye, Aise Gala Laga Jaa, Monica, My Darling”… famous. This song sung by Asha Bhosle based on Majrooh Sultanpuri’s lyrics and RD Burman’s music is still on people’s lips. The magic of him speaks in such a way that a movie has been made about this word. Yes, we are talking about the crime thriller film ‘Monica O My Darling’ directed by Vasan Bala which is currently streaming on Netflix OTT platform. The movie is full of mystery and excitement. After a long time, such a thriller has been seen, during which Roma Roma gets emotional.
The movie ‘Monica O My Darling’ is directed by Vasan Bala under the banner of Matchbox Shots. Vasan is known for movies and series like ‘Aamir’, ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’, ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ and ‘Ray’. Having the control of the film in your hands gives you the assurance that something good is going to turn out well. The unique way in which he has presented an interwoven murder mystery against the backdrop of the city of Pune is commendable. Only Vasan can weave a simple murder with a thread of emotion in such a way that viewers cannot take their eyes off the screen. The story of the film is inspired by the interesting novel ‘Burutasu no Shinzou’ by the Japanese author Keigo Higashino. Yogesh Chandekar has done a great job of shaping the script by adapting it to the Indian setting. All the actors in the film have given excellent performances.
Crime thriller film ‘Monica O My Darling’ is streaming on Netflix.
In the movie ‘Monica O My Darling’, actors like Huma Qureshi, Rajkumar Rao, Radhika Apte, Sikandar Kher, Bhagwati Perumal, Akanksha Ranjan Kapoor, Sukant Goyal and Jayne Mari Khan have major roles. The roles of Huma Qureshi, Rajkumar Rao and Radhika Apte are important in this. Rajkumar Rao in the role of Jayant Arkhedkar aka Johnny, Huma Qureshi in the role of Monica Machado and Radhika Apte in the role of ACP Vijayashanti Naidu. After a long time, Rajkumar Rao is seen impressing with his performance. What to say about Huma Qureshi. The way he created the craziness of him after Sony Liv’s ‘Maharani’ web series, he has kept it in this film as well. Monica can be called one of his best characters to date. Radhika Apte is also solid in the role of a police officer.
The story of the film revolves around Jayant Arkhedkar (Rajkummar Rao), a robotics expert. Jay, who lives in a small town in Angola, dreams big. This is the reason why after passing engineering from IIT, he works hard in a big company Unicorn Group. Pleased with the hard work of him, Satyanarayan Adhikari, the owner of the company, appoints him as a director of his company. He also gives shares in the company. His daughter Nikki (Akansha Ranjan Kapoor) is in love with Jai. Both are about to get married. But meanwhile, in a scene it is revealed that there is a physical relationship between Jai and Monica (Huma Qureshi), who works in the company. Monica tells Jai that she is going to be the mother of her child. Jai gets angry. He asks her to have an abortion, but Monica begins to blackmail him.
Meanwhile, one day he finds an envelope in the office. It contains intimate photos of him with Monica. The sender of the photos invites him to a hotel to meet him. After going there, Jai learns that Nishikant Adhikari (Sikander Kher), the son of Satyanarayan Adhikari, the owner of the company, is present there. Jai is surprised to see her. However, Nishi says that he has not called her to blackmail him, but that Monica is blackmailing him. An accountant in his company is also being blackmailed. In this way, the three together plan to kill Monica. The responsibility of the three is fixed. According to the plan, after killing Monica, her body is disposed of in the forest. But the next day, seeing Monica alive in the office, Jai’s senses are stunned. He will have to see the movie for the next story.
The most special thing about the film is the perfect selection of actors according to the story. Apart from this, Vasan Bala has given his best performance out of all these artists with his skill. Rajkumar Rao is at the center of all these qualities. If you are his fan and disappointed to see his work in his previous movies, then you must watch this movie. Your love will rekindle. He has put his life into the character of Jayant Arkhedkar. An ambitious country boy, the apple of a company owner’s eye, his daughter’s lover and at the same time having an affair with another woman, he is seen in different colors. Huma Qureshi’s character is the most mysterious. You know from the title of the movie that without his character, his imagination is meaningless. Sikander Kher has impressed even in a small role.
Overall, if you have seen Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte starring in ‘Andhadhun’ directed by Sriram Raghavan, you will surely like the movie ‘Monica O My Darling’. The interesting thing is that the story of both movies is written by the same writer. His name has already been mentioned, which is Yogesh Chandekar.
iChowk.in Rating: 4 out of 5 stars