Campus horror is a genre that’s not explored a lot by Bollywood. Apart from 404: Not Found, there haven’t been many campus horror films that have caught our attention or interest. But Vashu Bhagnani and First Ray Films went ahead and changed that with their latest offering, Mona Darling, which releases on February 17. The trailer of the film starts off as a run-of-the-mill teenage campus films with the sun, sea and well, sex but somewhere along it promises a gritty horror film with equal parts horror and the dangers of social media involved. Quite frankly, it’s been a long time that Bollywood horror has evolved into anything new. Will the addition of modern concepts like social media breathe life once again into Bollywood Horror films?
Mona Darling stars Divya Menon and is directed by Vashu Bhagnani. It stars Divya Menon, Anshuman Jha, Sanjay Suri, Suzanna Mukherjee. This is the first time that Vashu Bhagnani is directing a film and one of the rare instances that he is associating himself with a horror film. The film looks slickly made and thankfully, the actors don’t seem to be hamming their hearts out just because it is a horror film. We are definitely looking ahead for this Mona Darling.