This article discusses “Where was the Netflix film Monica, O My Darling filmed” and may contain minor plot references.
From the opening of this film, the tone is set by director Vasan Bala who pulls you into the world of Satyanarayan Adhikari (Vijay Kenkre) who is the head of the Unicorn group, based in Pune. He is incredibly intelligent and has created a high-tech robot, with the help of Jayant Arkhedkar (Rajkummar Rao). Satyanarayan is very proud of his work and ends up promoting him much to the annoyance of his son, Nishikant Adhikari (Sikandar Kher). Satyanarayan also has a daughter named Nikki (Akansha Ranjan Kapoor) who is in love with Jayant.
In this web of romance and relationships, one man gets entangled in a conspiracy. The one thing Bala does well is creates a unique atmosphere when blending genres. There is plenty of action and great close-ups of characters that make them intimidating when they’re speaking. There are also some conventions pulled from a Western that works within the context of Bollywood films. The suspense is built extremely well and the score that accompanies the scenes elevates it to another level. We also find out that Jayant doesn’t love Nikki but is dating her so that he can marry her and usurp the Unicorn empire. Then enters Monica Machado (Huma S Quereshi) who works in Unicorn and Jayant is attracted to her. They eventually have a fling and as months go by, Monica informs Jayant that she is pregnant with his child.
Where was the Netflix film Monica, O My Darling filmed – a breakdown of locations
Monica, O My Darling was filmed in Mumbai, India for the majority of the film. There are plenty of important sequences that were filmed around Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra, and the financial center of India. They also utilized a few studios in and around the area to make it authentic as possible for the film.
There are certain backdrops necessary to shoot in and around the financial district. There are many different scenes that had to be set properly to place the characters in those moments. Mumbai has always been the central focus when filming in India and it is considered a bit more commercial with it being the entertainment hub for them. Mumbai is also on the Konkan Coast and has been the place for all Bollywood films and some American films as well. The city is beautiful and has many great backdrops that can be seen in this film as well. It’s important to have accuracy when telling a specific story such as this one that deals with characters in a certain district. Authenticity has always been there in Bollywood films and that’s why they have been successful.
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