9 things I liked about 99: The Movie

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, unparalelled humour!

The twists and turns in the plot reminded me of “Lock, Stock and Two smoking Barells – a 1998 British movie by Guy Ritchie. 

 

 

 

 


993

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:

 

  1. The detailed characterization … Everyone fitted their roles perfectly – Especially Mahesh Manjarekar. He was PHENOMENAL as “AGM!” 
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. The “violence” was more funny, than violent .. and intentionally so! 🙂
  6. 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!)
  7. It subtely portrays how Mumbaikars and Delhi-ites feel about each other – all i ngood spirit, of course!
  8. The movie appeals equally to the “intelectual elite” and to the “aam aadmi!” – Something very few movies can boast of!
  9. 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.

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16 thoughts on “9 things I liked about 99: The Movie

  1. […] In other news, I went for the movie – 99 with my office colleagues – Yeah all those “simple pleasures of life” that people in a small company are excited about! … 99, as a movie, though, is PHENOMENAL and I thought grossly under-rated. It has all the makings of what is colloquially called as “a good timepass movie!”  – It is in the category of movies like “Bheja Fry” and “Khosla ka Ghosla” (Boman Irani being common to 2 of them!) … but when I say “same” category, I mean, similar in tone, content, pace and subject treatment! … If you haven’t watched 99, go watch it! You can read my Official Movie Review of 99 here. […]

  2. @ Yojita,

    Didn’t know reviews could be so powerful… 😉

    The other thing about movies is that how MUCH u like it depends a lot on the ‘people’ ur oging with. I went with colleagues form work – and we were already in the mood to freak out! 😀

  3. hell no 😀
    im da watch n forget types,whn it comes to movies! 😛
    anyways good one there!
    u’ve got a new follower!!:P

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