Mumbai: A new set of stills released Monday from the Rajkummar Rao and Huma Qureshi-starrer Monica, O My Darling, set to be streamed on Netflix, shows the Maharani star looking strikingly different from her Rabri Devi-inspired homemaker-turned-Chief Minister character in the SonyLIV series.
Sharing the picture on Instagram, Huma wrote in the caption: “Reason to watch. Iska story achcha hai.”
The film is a neo-noir crime-drama thriller directed by Vasan Bala, who has earlier made films like ‘Peddlers’ and ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’, and has served as Anurag Kashyap’s associate on his films in the past.
The team of ‘Monica, O My Darling’ joined Films Day and spoke to the audience about working together, the unique genre and what went behind the making of the film.
Commenting on the occasion, Vasan Bala said: “‘Monica, O My Darling’ has been a dream project for me and we cannot wait to entertain everyone with this twisted crime comedy brimming with mystery and drama. Joining forces with Matchbox Shots and Netflix along with our brilliant ensemble cast to bring to life this unique story has been an absolute pleasure.”
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Monica, O My Darling is a neo-noir that is an ode to movies about the perfect plan that led to mayhem in the lives of the people involved. The film was announced last year in July.
Directed by Vasan Bala, produced by Matchbox Shots, Monica, O My Darling also stars Radhika Apte, Sikandar Kher, Bagavathi Perumal, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, Sukant Goel and Zayn Marie Khan.
Interestingly, all members of the main cast has previously collaborated with Netflix before, barring Sikandar Kher, who gained recognition with his role of Daulat in the Sushmita Sen-starrer Disney Plus Hotstar series Aarya.