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99 (2009)

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A gangster deputes two of his men to recover money from an out of town compulsive gambler.

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Raj Nidimoru (story and screenplay), Krishna D.K. (story and screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kunal Khemu ... Sachin
Boman Irani ... Rahul
Soha Ali Khan ... Pooja
Cyrus Broacha Cyrus Broacha ... Zaramud
Simone Singh ... Jahnavi
Mahesh Manjrekar ... AGM
Amit Mistry Amit Mistry ... Bhuval Ram Kuber
Vinod Khanna ... JC
Sudesh Berry ... Sunil Mehta - CBI
Raja Kapse Raja Kapse ... Kewal Pandey
Rajesh Singh Rajesh Singh ... Dimple
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Divya Bhatnagar Divya Bhatnagar ... Item 'Rakhee'
Pooja Desai Pooja Desai ... Pooja
John Doe John Doe ... Dr. Munnabhai MBBS
Raaj Gopal Iyer Raaj Gopal Iyer ... Poker Player
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Storyline

99 is an original story inspired by real events - well, very liberally inspired - it is more fiction than fact. It is the story of two men in two cities, who are bound by a common feeling of always being stuck at '99'. They never seem to make it to a 'century' - in life. It is an unpredictable and hilarious ride spread over two cities with colorful characters, unbelievable circumstances, small-time crooks, big-time conspiracies, fateful car crashes, a briefcase full of money... and a historical controversy brewing in the background! Written by Anonymous

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Part Fact, Part Fiction, Pure Fun

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

15 May 2009 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Delhi, India See more »

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People Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Krishna D.K.: The guy in the meeting room when the character Rahul is first introduced See more »

Goofs

99 is set in the year 1999 and early 2000. CNG auto-rickshaws were introduced in Delhi around 2001-2002. But the movie still shows the green three-wheelers (though not the CNG label on them). See more »

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References Vardi (1989) See more »

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Kal Ki Tarah
Written by Vaibhav Modi
Composed by Ashu
Performed by Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Saregama HMV
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Intelligent, Smart and Entertaining!
16 May 2009 | by preshindeSee all my reviews

99 is a success! First time main steam directors DK and Nidimoru pull off with great intelligence this smart witty new age comedy. The movie engrosses you from the opening scene with a rip roaring chase that builds upon the background of this masterful story line. The plot takes on so many twists and turns that viewers will be kept guessing throughout the film. The beauty of this story is that it weaves fiction into fact using the India's cricket scandals back in 1999 as the background scene. It is intelligent, smart, and entertaining.

The casting is superb with Boman Irani, Mahesh Majrekar and Kuber Mistry. Boman Irani is perfect in his portrayal as an addicted gambler. It is easy for the viewer to feel the full plight and depth of his situation as he digs himself into deeper and deeper holes. Kuber Mistry steels the comic scene of this movie with his hilarious antics. His dialogs are delivered with expert precision that it is hard to believe he is only acting the part. Expect to see this actor in many more movies to come. Kunal Khemu and Cyrus Broacha, the heroes of the film, are pure fun and their characters get into a sticky situation from the start of the movie. Both draw the viewer in making you root for them to succeed in their plight in the end no matter what happens. I do not want to ruin the ending of this movie, but be prepared for some surprises. Trust me, as strange as it sounds, they will have you rooting against Indian cricketers too.

99 is a solid film that should do well in the box office. It is definitely not a movie that should be missed. I rate it a thumbs up and give it 5/5.


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