Black comedy and white-collar crime collide in Monica, O My Darling in which a young man desperately tries to make it big with some unlikely allies and a dastardly diabolical plan to pull off the perfect murder.
Monica, O My Darling Movie Cast, Release Date, Trailer, Songs and Ratings
Monica, O My Darling — now streaming on Netflix — wants you to think it's a hatke movie. For those who don't speak Hindi, hatke in this context means different from what you're used to, as in not something you would usually see come out of Bollywood. In statements, it's been described as a mix of neo-noir, black comedy, and crime thriller. But nearly all of that is hyperbole. The cinematographer, Swapnil S. Sonawane, throws in over-the-top shots like dolly zooms to impress you, but in the most-uncalled for situations. And Monica, O My Darling goes heavy on the background score, with the same song — “Yeh Ek Zindagi”, a riff on ‘70s Bollywood dance numbers, replete with an Asha Bhosle imitation — plastered across the movie. It's still ringing in my head as I type this review, and I'm so sick of it.