Netflix also shared a clip from the making of the film, which is currently in production.
Written by Yogesh Chandekar, the streaming giant describes the film as a combination of black comedy and white-collar crime drama.
Director Bala, who is best known for his film Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, calls Monica, O My Darling a noir film, a genre that was ‘always’ on his wish list. “A noir universe comes with its set stock of characters and conflicts that seamlessly retro-fit themselves in any time and scenario. Greed, love, betrayal, rage and the all important ‘I have a plan’ combine to engineer the thrilling exploration of cinema,” he said in a statement.
The upcoming film borrows its title from RD Burman’s famous song of the same name, featuring yesteryear actor Helen, in the 1971 film Caravan.
Monica, O My Darling is produced by Matchbox Shots’ Sarita Patil, Sanjay Routray, and Dikssha Routray. It marks the first collaboration between Netflix and the production company.
Netflix released the character posters of all the actors.
Several actors from the film have previously collaborated with Netflix, including Rajkummar Rao in Ludo, Huma Qureshi in Army of the Dead, Radhika Apte in Sacred Games, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor in Guilty, Sukant Goel in Ghost Stories, and Zayn Marie Khan in Mrs. Serial Killer.