Starring: Kunal Khemu,
Soha Ali Khan, Cyrus Broacha, Boman Irani, Vinod Khanna,
Mahesh Manjrekar, Simone Singh
Directors - Krishna DK, Raj Nidimoru
Presented by People Pictures and produced by Anupam
Mittal and Aditya Shastri 99 the film is a refreshing
change. It is an original story inspired by real events.
It is as much “what could have been” as it is “what
really happened.” In other words, it is historical
fiction - being the keyword. It spans a few genres, it
is slick, fast-paced, realistic and, importantly, very
In this "smart comedy" set in 1999, all the characters
are bound by a common feeling of being stuck at 99 in
life - just one short of a ‘century’ - that elusive
thing called "making it" in life!
99 the film has betting, gambling and match fixing as a
part of this film. Sachin (Kunal Khemu) and Zaramud
(Cyrus Broacha) are the two happy-go-lucky friends who
make easy cash by duplicating mobile phone SIM cards.
and Zaramud anyhow manage to recover money from Rahul,
but on their way to the airport the bag gets stolen and
now they are in trouble of facing the mean guy AGMs ire.
suggests them to bet on a India South Africa match which
might just be fixed as he is informed by the
gambler-match fixer JC (Vinod Khanna).
It is an entertaining film almost all throughout except
in the end where it drags. Boman Irani is the life of
this film. It revolves around him. Cyrus Broacha and
Kunal Khemu are just fine, while Soha Ali Khan and Vinod
Khanna have been wasted.
Mahesh Manjrekar is perfect as the mean funny character.
New comer Amit Mistry (as Kuber) who is the local
betting kingpin in Delhi is amusing and entertaining.
Sachin - Kunal Khemu
Zaramud - Cyrus Broacha
Rahul - Boman Irani
Pooja - Soha Ali Khan
AGM - Mahesh Manjrekar
Kuber - Amit Mistry
Jahnavi - Simone Singh
JC - Vinod Khanna
Sunil Mehta (CBI) - Sudesh Berry
Kewal Pandey - Raja Kapse
Dimple - Rajesh Singh
One day, while being chased
by the cops they steal a Mercedes Benz, and accidentally
ram it into a lamp post. A local don AGM - Aatmaram
Gyanshekhar Machve (Mahesh Manjrekar) happens to be the
owner of this expensive car. Being a mean chap AGM binds
these guys repay his loss, by working for him as recovery
We have a Forex Executive from Delhi Rahul (Boman Irani)
who comes to Mumbai and bets on a match and then loses a
big amount. This due of Sachin and Zaramud is sent to
Delhi to recover AGMs money from this compulsive gambler
who also plays cards in big circles in Delhi.
While in a star hotel in Delhi, where they are staying,
Sachin meets Pooja (Soha Ali Khan) who he instantly begins
to like. Pooja is a middle class girl with dreams of
owning a coffee shop near the airport.
99 is an unpredictable and hilarious ride spread over two
cities with colourful characters, unbelievable
circumstances, small-time crooks, big-time conspiracies,
fateful car crashes, loads of coffee, a briefcase full of
money, a budding romance...
...and a historical controversy brewing in the background!
CREDITS & CREW
Banner - People Pictures
Directed by - Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK
Produced by - Anupam Mittal and Aditya Shastri
Story, Screenplay - Raj Nidimoru, Krishna DK, Sita Menon
Lyrics - Vaibhav Modi, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Shabbir
Ahmed, Chintan Gandhi
Cinematography - Rajeev Ravi
Sound Design - Stephen Gomes
Editor - Cheragh Todiwala
Background Score - Roshan Machado
Original Soundtrack - Ashu, Shamir Tandon, Roshan Machado,
Executive Producer - Pooja Desai
Creative Partner - Sita Menon
Action - Javed Eijaz
Art - Pradip Redij
Costumes - Shabina Khan
Singers – K.K., Sunidhi Chaunan, Shaan, Raja Hasan, Ashu,
Bonnie Chakraborty, Earl, Labh Jajua, Kalyani .