Updated: December 06, 2019 18:20 IST
Rating : 1.75/5
Little Devadas (played by Kartikeya Gummakonda) is two years old and that's when his parents realize their son's condition. He gets attracted to the smell of alcohol. When his parents take him to a doctor, he says that the child is suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome.
Apparently, there is literally no medicine for the condition and hence the doctor advises the parents to serve 90 ML alcohol every day. After growing up, Devadas falls in love with physiotherapist Suvasana (Neha Solanki) who hates the smell of alcohol.
In addition to this, John Wick (Ravi Kishan) is a factory owner who poses a threat to Devadas. How does he win his love and overcome the issue with John Wick?
Kartikeya's career is going downhill after the success of RX 100. He needs to take the blame because of his poor choices. And with 90 ML too, he made the grave mistake of choosing a stale story. Though he has improved his dancing skills, he needs to work on his acting too.
Neha Solanki, who plays the heroine, does not have much to do in the film and hence she hardly manages to impress the audience.
Rao Ramesh essays the role of the heroine's father and he has given a usual performance like his previous films.
Ravi Kishan, who is also the film's antagonist, has done an amazing job in making the audience laugh. Also, Bigg Boss rapper Roll Rida has played the role of a hero's friend and has done a decent job.
In a film like 90 ML which thrives on the redundant storyline, screenplay plays a major role. The film manages to evoke a few laughs, thanks to Roll Rida and Ravi Kishan. The comedy portions of the film are the only decent portions of the film.
90 ML is good because of its production value. A lot of money has been pumped in to make the film a watchable affair.
Anup Ruben's music is one of the redeeming factors in a boring film like 90 ML. The songs have a nice ring to them and since they got shot on pictureseque locations, it looks good on screen.
Everything in 90 ML is redundant and stale. Director Erra Sekhar Reddy is a man with zero creativity as the screenplay has scenes that the audience has been seeing in films over a few decades.
Firstly, when the director introduces fetal alcohol disorder, it is difficult to believe. Further, the scenes that were written to establish it are shoddily done and too kiddish to watch.
The high point of 90 ML is that it glorifies alcoholism in the pretext of entertainment cinema. The climax is so bizarre and Karthikeya's dialogues make no sense as it had written just to rhyme.
90 ML is an utterly boring film that shows no signs of creativity. How long does the audience have to watch the same old scenes rehashed with different heroes? It is high time Karthikeyan makes some effort in doing quality films. RX 100's success can't save him anymore.