Ambition and murder clash in entertaining ways in Vasan Bala’s Monica, O My Darling
Deep down a web of infidelity and family secrets, Shakun Batra makes disturbing revelations
The time-travel saga, Loup Lapeta, is an official remake of the 1998 German film Run Lola Run
new Delhi, In the era of the Internet, streaming platforms have made a new way of entertainment available to people on their mobile phones. Even after the third consecutive year of Corona’s bad phase, the streaming platform has also provided the audience with better shows to watch movies from the comfort of their homes. In such a situation, we look at some Hindi digital releases of this year which were the best. Which took us from the chawls of Mumbai to the colorful streets of Goa.
Monica, Oh My Darling (Netflix)
Ambition and murder clash in an entertaining way in Vasan Bala’s Monica, O My Darling. Inspired by Keigo Higashino’s novel Burutasu no Shinzou, the Hindi film revolves around the employees of a robotics company involved in scam schemes. Jayant Arkhedkar (Rajkummar Rao). He is seen romancing the boss’s daughter, while balancing his love affair with secretary Monica (Huma Qureshi). He somehow gets trapped in a simple murder proposition. Due to which his fellow planners are left one by one. The soundtrack of the film given by Achint Thakkar is enjoyable.
The story of the Darlings is inspired by the tale of the Frog and the Scorpion, a lesson on faith and inherent wickedness. It is also the story of an abusive marriage between Badru (Alia Bhatt) and Hamza (Vijay Verma) in which power rests in the hands of the husband. With the help of her mother Shamshu (Shefali Shah), Badru teaches her husband a lesson. Thanks to its witty dialogues, the exchange between mother and daughter is the highlight of the film. Jasmeet K Reen’s directorial debut, which also marks Alia’s debut as a producer, is both dark and funny.
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The Deep (Prime Video)
Deep down lies a web of infidelity and family secrets. Shakun Batra makes disturbing revelations. Cousins Alisha (Deepika Padukone) and Tia (Ananya Panday) reunite after eight years, as well as reconnect with each other’s partners. Tia’s fiancé Zain (Siddhant Chaturvedi) and Alisha begin an ill-advised affair that has long-lasting effects on all of them. Hindi drama both shocks and amazes with its emotional depth, even as it immerses the audience in a rich and fancy life. Naseeruddin Shah especially stands out with his understated portrayal of Alisha’s estranged father.
Jalsa (Prime Video)
Suresh Triveni’s thriller, Jalsa revolves around Maya (Vidya Balan), a journalist who has to battle with her own mental sanity. Jalsa traces the lives of two very different mothers from opposite classes, who want nothing more than to see their children happy. Money and guilt go hand in hand as the police try to find the culprit behind the incident. With strong performances by Vidya and Shefali Shah as Maya’s maid Rukhsana, Jalsa keeps you hooked throughout. Veteran actor Rohini Hattangadi also shines as Maya’s supportive mother.
Loop Lapeta (Netflix)
The time-travel saga, Loup Lapeta, is an official remake of the 1998 German film Run Lola Run, but now set in Goa by blending into its Indian milieu. Time-twisting times, the film stars Taapsee Pannu as Savi, a former athlete, who tries to save the life of her estranged lover Satyajeet (Tahir Raj Bhasin) after her mobster boss spends ₹50 lakh. Still working. With additional co-actors including an unhappy bride-to-be, Savi’s father and an oblivious jeweler who is robbed by his sons, Akash Bhatia’s film debut is both inventive and engaging.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : December 30, 2022, 12:40 IST