Saturday, September 10, 2011

#196: 99

Cricket. Match-fixing. Small-time crooks. Ensemble cast. Befitting.

Cyrus Broacha! Kunal Khemu. Soha Ali. Boman Irani. Perfect.

Backdrop: India-South Africa real series. The year: 1999.

Raj, DK wrote, directed . Sita Menon, third writer credited.

"One big score" theme. Treated street-smart. Young and fresh.

Sharp script. Deft direction. Smooth performances. Always at you.

Romantic angle. Comedy. Deceit. Twists, turns. Its got all !

Neat, dark cameos by Vinod Khanna and Mahesh Manjrekar.

Overall, brilliant. Must watch. Massively underrated. A rare gem.

This review is meant as a tribute to 99.

11 lines, 9 words each. This movie, a peach !

Rating: 7.7/10

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