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Netflix Announces ‘Monica, O My Darling’, Vasan Bala’s Film Noir with Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte

Rajkummar Rao, Radhika Apte, and Huma Qureshi will feature in Netflix’s upcoming film noir, Monica, O My Darling, directed by Vasan Bala, the streaming giant announced on Wednesday.


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 filmmaker recently directed the segment titled Spotlight, featuring actors Radhika Madan and Harshvardhan Kapoor, in the Netflix anthology film Ray.

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.

The film stars a huge ensemble that includes Sikandar Kher, Bagavathi Perumal, Akansha Ranjan Kapoor, Sukant Goel, and Zayn Marie Khan, apart from Apte, Rao and Qureshi.

Netflix released the character posters of all the actors.

While Perumal is known for his work in Tamil films like 96 and Super Deluxe, Kher gained popularity after appearing in the Disney+ Hotstar show Aarya.

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.