After reading a number of angry reviews that tore the movie to pieces, I watched 90 ML. To be honest, though the movie lacked a strong story base, it was absolutely fun.
And now I wish to call out those ‘reviewers’ and tell them – Man, you cannot expect clean scenes or dialogues from an ‘A’ certified movie.
So, 90 ML is all about the story of four girls in an apartment whose lives are doomed for different reasons. Rita (Oviya) who moves to this new apartment, befriends all of them, tries to resolve their issues temporarily and this forms the crux of the story.
Directed by Anita Udeep, the film has four girls – The one (Paru) who expects good sex from her partner, another (Thamarai) who wants her husband not to be part of any criminal activities, the third (Kajal) who cries for attention from her partner and longing to be loved and the last one (Sukanya), who wants to get married to her ‘loved one’ – which either their family or society will never allow.
If you ask me whether all these issues can be solved in a day – then I’m sorry it would be possible only for a mass hero who enters with a mass opening song in a typical commercial movie.
So, what our heroine does is to try to make them understand that they need not depend on anyone to lead a happy life. Also, the movie strongly records the point that marriage is not a destination to find true love. It also had guts to feature same sex love, and the movie team thanks the court that scrapped Section 377.
Towards the end of the first half, it was dragging; the interval gives us an ‘awe’ feel with an unexpected twist.
The director seems to have lost grip here and there in the second half. A scene where the girls get high with drugs could have been even more realistic. The music doesn’t go well with the scene. If a proper dope music had been composed it would’ve been better. BGM was okayish.
The climax could’ve been trimmed a lot. And Silambarasan’s entry went as ‘expected’ (He and his personal life stories being featured as so called ‘mass dialogue’).
This is a movie, whatever its flaws, to be understood in the light of prevailing realities and not to be judged with jaundiced eyes.
So, on the whole, 90 ML will not disappoint if watched with the ‘right’ mindset.