99 Songs begins with a father telling his son, “Indha ulagathula irukkara ketta pazhakkangal vyaadhigal ellathayum vida kodumayanadhu… music.”. It is the kind of shocking statement that makes one sit up and pay attention straight away, especially because the film’s story is by AR Rahman!99 Songs 2021 Movie Download.
The son, Jay (Ehan Bhat, who looks the part of a brooding musician), is inexplicably drawn to music. As he says, “Music oru bodhai.” And the film narrates his journey to prove that music is, as one character puts it, the last bit of magic in this world. Jay’s journey to this end is brought about by his girlfriend, Sophia’s (Edilsy Vargas, who is presented as someone as exotic as her art) father, Sanjay Singhania (Ranjit Barot), who sees music more as a commodity. When Jay tells him he wants to compose songs, he tells him that people who have gone in pursuit of art have only ended up ignoring their families. He challenges Jay to prove that one song can change the world, and the latter takes it up. But the catch… he cannot meet or even talk to Sophia until then!99 Songs 2021 Movie Download.
It is no surprise that music is the driving force of 99 Songs. The film is largely narrated through songs, and director Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy shoots both the scenes and the songs more like a music video, with sleek visuals (Tanay Satam and James Cowley are the cinematographers), rapid cuts, minimal dialogues (the Tamil lines are by Gautham Vasudev Menon) and glossy production design (Aparna Raina). In fact, this approach is also the film’s drawback because the scenes don’t linger long enough for the emotions to linger with us. The images fleet across the screen, like in a dream. 99 Songs 2021 Movie Download.