Monica, O My Darling

2022 [HINDI]

Comedy / Crime / Drama / Thriller

IMDb Rating 7.5 10 11215

Plot summary

December 08, 2022 at 10:31 PM


Vasan Bala

Top cast

Radhika Apte as ACP Naidu
Huma Qureshi as Monica Machado
Rajkummar Rao as Jayant Arkhedkar
Radhika Madan as Supri
1.17 GB
Telugu 2.0
24 fps
2 hr 10 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by JPEI64 9 / 10

An excellent effort with some flaws

Overall thoroughly enjoyable. Have not enjoyed anything rom the Hindi industry for ages. This comes like a breath of fresh air.

It is not without its faults like the direction and screenplay could have been a bit more taut but overall a delightful film.

Rajkumar, Huma, Radhika Sikander and everyone else do so well I just Marvel at how talented these guys and girls are unlike the talentless overhyped, media made so called A listers today.

A huge revelation for me personally was Huma and Sikander who deserve a lot more and I can only hope and pray that they get their dues.

We all know about the talents of Rajkumar and Radhika and as usual they come out aces! Truly gifted talents.

Enjoy this one, don't take it too seriously but it's not a time pass one either. It's a wonderful joy ride!

Reviewed by nadkarnisumeet 8 / 10

Dial J for Johnny!!

Monica O My Darling review :

Basically a crime thriller with a humorous twist; Vasan Bala's Monica O My Darling premiered on Netflix this week instead of taking the theatrical route. Looking at the fate of his earlier Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (2019) which bombed despite being its brilliance, a direct OTT seems to be a wise strategy.

Cut to the film, it starts with an accident suspiciously looking like a murder and then time-travels six years ahead. Jayant (Rajkummar Rao) is the newly crowned director of a Robotics company Unicorn. He is dating the CEO (veteran Vijay Kenkre)'s daughter Nikki (Akansha) until the secretary Monica (Huma Qureshi) drops the "Main tumhare bachcha ki maa" bomb on him. Then the game of blackmail and murder starts and soon enough, Unicorn becomes the epicenter of crime as each one of its top executives are bumped off one by one!!

The screenplay is wonderfully woven in to a tight two hours ten minutes of thrilling ride which keeps you hooked and engaged throughout. There are plenty of pop culture references like a hotel named Prince Amar after Dev Saahab's immortal character in Jewel Thief (1967) and Dharmendra's iconic moment from Johnny Gaddar (2007) appearing at a crucial juncture. Vasan Bala even references his own movie by adding a fleeting appearances of his two leads. Its all fun, its pure retro and its highly entertaining.

The performances are also first rate. Huma Qureshi is super duper as Monica Machado, the sexy secretary who has an affair too many for her own good. Rajkummar Rao is assuredly competent in a complex role where he doesn't know whom to trust!! Sikandar Kher springs a surprise as the CEO's sidelined and silently conspiring beta. It's good to see Shiva Rindani on screen after eons.. he's referred as Captain Zattack in one scene. Waah!! Radhika Apte as the investigating cop, doesn't get much scope but still leaves her solid mark.

Monica O My Darling indulges in multiple genres at the same time. There is black humour, murder mystery, office politics, survival drama etc all mixed together perfectly. I loved the moment when Rajkummar and Huma get in to a deadly physical brawl, stop at one point and then reconcile. It reminded me of Sriram Raghavan's far brilliant Johnny Gaddar (2007). Incidentally here, a pivotal character is called Johnny too. Oh yes!!

Regards, Sumeet Nadkarni.

Reviewed by sameerlodaya 8 / 10

Monica is a darling

Sameer lodaya

The movie will make you feel that Monica is a real darling

What a format and the director Vasan left no corner to make it a perfect one..the Dark comedy is of out class with a good pace and amazing twists..such dark and sharp scenes will give you goosebumps..the aesthetics were exactly designed to the format..the overall glance is very stylish..the core part of the movie is the background score which plays the Monica song and slow classical songs takes to the movie to a high class level

Huma was outstanding with her 3rd performance in a row after maharani and double xl raj kumar well supported her and no less radhika came brilliantly with her new comic role

Glance of sriram raghavan direction was felt in each single frame

Outclass cinematic experience.

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