We have just popped into our DVD player 99, a movie we got free a few weeks back after purchasing $30 worth grocery in the new Indian grocery store opened by some Punjabis.
As with other freebies, we had consigned it to the back of our home theatre system until some SI readers suggested it was a decent movie.
The film features Kunal Khemu, Soha Ali Khan, Boman Irani and Mahesh Manjrekar among others. These are without doubt decent actors in an industry rife with Abhisekhs and Kareenas.
Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru (never heard of the duo before) are the directors of 99.
We’ll update this post later tonight after watching the movie.
Easily one of the better Bollywood movies we’ve watched in 2009.
A comedy about two small time criminals Kunal Khemu and Cyrus Broacha accidentally caught in the net of a bookie shark (Mahesh Manjrekar) and cricket match fixing, 99 is a wild rollercoaster ride.
And along for the entertaining ride is betting addict Boman Irani. Soha Ali Khan is also around, but she’s mostly irrelevant to the plot.
To say that Boman Irani, Kunal Khemu and Cyrus Broacha have done a stellar job in 99 would be an understatement.
In the interests of the happy endings that Indians must have in their movies, the last 10 minutes or so is a bit screwed up.
But that’s a minor complaint. Not a big deal.
Go, watch this movie.