The twists and turns in the plot reminded me of “Lock, Stock and Two smoking Barells – a 1998 British movie by Guy Ritchie.
There are some movies that are in the category of “light” movies – that entertain delightfully and make you chuckle in your seat! 99 is one such. It contains, good, clean and humourour humour! The twists and turns in the plot- and the overall “feel” – reminded me of “Lock, Stock and Two smoking Barells – a 1998 British movie by Guy Ritchie. A friend felt that it reminded him of “Snitch.”
I am not going to give you a full-blown review of “what the movie is all about” … All I am going to do is give you – in a jiffy – the 9 things I liked about the movie:
- The detailed characterization … Everyone fitted their roles perfectly – Especially Mahesh Manjarekar. He was PHENOMENAL as “AGM!”
- Some of the dialogoues in the movie are absolutely hilarious – This is the sort of movie that can make you go into splits even while watching it alone on your home theatre system!
- Kunal Khemu and Cyrus Brocha made a good duo – Cyrus Brocha surprisinly did not over-act.. and it takes effort on the part of any Director to ensure that does not happen with someone like him!
- There were no useless song and dance sequences. Neither was there a nagging, irritating background score – except in action sequences where it adds to the impact!
- The “violence” was more funny, than violent .. and intentionally so! 🙂
- Amit Misrtry keeps uttering things like “She Cut” (when a women hangs up on his face!) .. and “Speak truth” (while pointing a gun at another goon!)
- It subtely portrays how Mumbaikars and Delhi-ites feel about each other – all i ngood spirit, of course!
- The movie appeals equally to the “intelectual elite” and to the “aam aadmi!” – Something very few movies can boast of!
- The movie has a good, SOLID ending!
All in all, a must-watch! – And it’s good that it cae out at a time when our multiplexes are virtually famine-stricken, else it wouldn’t have gotten the attention it deserves!
Star Cast: Kunal Khemu, Soha Ali Khan, Boman Irani, Cyrus Broacha, Mahesh Manjrekar;
Directors: Raj Nidimoru, Krishna DK;
My Rating: 4 out of 5.