After recently finding out that no one killed Jessica I had to sit through 2 hours of torturous boring watch to find out ki monica ko kaisa maara? Kaun maara? aur Kyun maara?
So this is a film where Radia urf Pamela in the film played by Kitu Gidwani has been portrayed as a lesbian who sleeps with Monica (Divya Dutta). Right from a young age Monica is sexually exploited. This then turns into a series of sexual exploitation by a series of men. The film begins with the murder of Monica and jumps back and forth from the trial of her murder. Funnily the two dudes who kill are present in the courtroom throughout the hearing. What we see is a very haphazardly put screenplay which neither ends up as a gripping courtroom drama nor an impactful social drama based on the real life story of Shivani Bhatnagar a journalist who worked with the Indian express.
The problem with the film is that the director narrates it in an extremely dry manner relying mostly on dialogues. This film compared to NOKJ is a perfect example to see the difference in narrating a similar subject. In spite of playing the lead role Divya Dutta doesnt get even a single scene which she could own as an actor. At times the film makes her ham. Despite her best effort the performance doesnt stand out. Ashutosh Rana does what he has been doing for years. Play a calm and composed character that freaks out only once in a while. Dadhi Pandey as Sandeep Mishra stands out amongst the actors which includes an overacting Rajit Kapoor as Raj Jaitley ( Monicas husband). After a point the screaming, yelling and the constant ringing of the phone just gets to you. In a hall filled with and odd 10 people 6 walked out much before the movie ended. What more do I say.
Final few words: if politics interest you and you are starving to go to theatres please stay at home because this Monica darling is a good subject gone wrong.