Critic’s Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

99 is the remake of probably the best movie made last year – the Kollywood Blockbuster 96. The original had Vijay Setupathi and Trisha in the lead roles while Ganesh and Bhavani will be playing the lead roles in the remake. 99 had a decent trailer and a few catchy songs which had increased the expectations surrounding the movie. The movie has hit the screens this Friday and read on to find out how the movie has done the theatres.

The best part of 99 is that the remake has held on to the plot of the original and have not made any notable changes. The duration of the movie has also reduced which makes the movie an interesting watch.

Raamchandra, played by Ganesh is a travel photographer who lives his life on his own terms. Circumstances force him to land in front of the school where he studied and this rekindles a lot of memories in him. A major chunk of the memory was the relationship he had with his childhood sweetheart Jaanu. As a reunion is planned 20 years later, Raam meets a married Jaanu and how their relationship takes a turn which has been explored less in Indian cinema so far forms the crux of the movie.

Ganesh gets to play a character which slightly deviates from what he usually takes to play. He excels at it although he could have grown a real beard to offer more authenticity. Bhavan is really good and puts on a convincing performance. The actors who played young Raam and Jaanu have also done well.

Preetam Gubbi has shown why he is a talented filmmaker with this movie. With such a matured subject in hand, he has given us a convincing output. The dialogues are also very interesting in the movie. Arjun Janya has composed a few catchy songs and impresses with the BGM. Cinematography and Editing is also in line with the movie.

Overall, 99 is the movie which will not disappoint you this weekend.