Mission 90 Days, In theatres.
a Classic reaction, which sums it up –
Me: “Is it!!”
Everyone has a right to self-indulgence, good film makers have done it brilliantly, and bad film makers make Mission 90 DAYS. Major Ravi, the director of movie and an erstwhile NSG commando who headed the operation to nab the LTTE terrorists holed up in their Bangalore hideout makes a nasty allegation on why he couldn’t catch the terrorists “alive”.
Sivarasan and Subha had committed suicide while the NSG siege was on. The director accuses the then SIT lead Karthikeyan of “selfish motives“, a very irresponsible allegation given the sensitivity of the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination.
Mr Ravi seems pretty confident that Mr.Karthikeyan will never make a movie . An irresponsible exercise in self indulgence. Mammooty who plays the angry ‘Major Sivaraman’ in the movie is perhaps the only saving grace. Other than that, Mission 90 Days is –
Fast paced, good editing – except the scene where the commandos jump off an exploding building onto two mattresses kept below, clearly visible in the fire 🙂
Tulip Joshy plays Mammooty’s wife – nice man, very nice
Script has a total lack of “intelligence” – there isn’t anything that Major Ravi adds which one didn’t read about the Rajiv murder probe in newspapers. The investigation feels like “Local Police” (which the army man makes hell fun of) investigating the case. There is no feel of what these buggers did in 90 days. Flat – I mean the movie.
Rape of english language – there are 3-4 dialouges in Malayalam, rest is tamil, kannada and something that sounds like english. A malayalam movie need not have perfect english, but don’t rape the language like this (yeah we all hate Britishers) when you use it throughout the movie.
SIT Bakwas – SIT team led by the Major gets two chances to “storm a house” and catch the terrorists alive. Its fun,
First in Indira Nagar, Bangalore, where they mess up big time. There happens to be “a door” in the house which was not mentioned in the “Blue print” of the house. Major gives a lecture on why we should correctly update our “house layouts” with the municipalities. He doesn’t go to the extend of saying the terrorists need to update their horoscope with the army.
Second, another class act. This time it this very serious allegation.
Ex-Army folks are boastful, given, but Mission 90 DAYS takes it to another level. Isn’t it high time we ban Ex-Army guys from making movies; at least one particular ex-army guy?
Verdict: Highly “missable” movie given the fact that “Arabikatha” and “Hallo” are there. If the commandos’ guns were fake and the white powder in the cyanide capsules was salt, the movie might break even. If they were real, forget it.
1. “Malayalam movie industry cannot stand another Army movie“
2. “Now I know who killed Rajiv Gandhi” sparks in the eye (my friend Glay)
3. “The second half is PACIER” *this movie is a license to rape the english language*