‘9’ Movie Review: A Movie Definitely Worth a Watch

9 is a recently released Malayalam movie, starring Prithviraj. It has been anticipated for a long time as a sci-fi movie, which is rare in Indian movie industry, particularly in Malayalam. However, when the movie was finally released, most of the initial ratings were mixed, if not negative. I have never seen another Malayalam movie in which the opinion vary to this extend. However, when I finally watched the movie, I realized that it is indeed a gem. The problem was probably people’s expectations. 

The 9 Movie Release Poster

Let’s get straight to it, 9 IS NOTa sci-fi movie. So do not go and watch the movie expecting some crazy Hollywood style futuristic elements. Neither is the movie a full time horror, or a psychological thriller. Rather it has elements from all of it, and would definitely give a fantastic experience if you keep all these expectations out of your mind. 9 is a suspense thriller, and an end-to-end entertainer. At the same time, the movie expects a lot of “connecting-the-dots” from the viewer, and that’s what makes the movie special. It is not an accident, but an intentional well conceived idea that leaves all the necessary dots that allows the viewer to properly connect those.

Apart from the innovative thread, the movie also features marvellous landscapes and amazing visual effects, that blends perfectly well with a unique background score. In short, the movie is truely world class and a very unique in terms of the storyline, and stays in the minds of the viewers a lot longer than any other Indian movie does.

Hence my sincere request to all is not to fall prey to the negative reviews, and definitely watch the movie in theatres. The experience that you get with this movie in theatres can never be compared to that can be felt through a television. Also, try not to read more reviews on the movie, as the more you read online reviews, the less would be your experience from the movie. I urge not only Malayalis, but also my non-Malayalam-speaking friends to watch the movie, as this is a rare kind in the whole Indian film industry.

Spoiler Alert: DO NOT READ FURTHER if you haven’t watched the movie. Once you watch the movie, do come back to read more if you have questions unanswered.