96 turned out to be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2018. The film, released on October 4, received widespread appreciation from both film buffs and critics alike. Despite a television premiere during Diwali, the film continued to run in theaters.
The storyline of 96 revolves around a school reunion, planned after 22 years, bringing back good old memories.
96 became a hit also due to Govind Vasantha’s music that took the audience on a nostalgic trip.
Read all the updates about 100 Days of 96 celebration event.
96 is a celebration of love, womanhood and life: Thirumurugan Gandhi
"I am not sure why Prem Kumar invited me for the event. Love is such a beautiful thing. 96 is a celebration of love, womanhood and life. Why everyone likes Sethu is because people could relate to him. He is one of us. We have either been Ram or Janu. That's why the film is successful. We live because we love," says activist Thirumurugan Gandhi.
Thank you Prem for giving me Janu: Trisha
"Thank you all of you. Very rarely I feel overwhelmed by my work. Thank you Prem for giving me Janu. I hope to do more such fantastic films. Today is one of my most special evenings. Thank you Vijay Sethupathi for being Ramm," says Trisha.
Direction team honoured
Vijay Sethupathi distributes shields to the direction team.
Trisha and Vijay on the stage
Parthiepan invites Trisha and Vijay Sethupathi on to the stage. He asks them to hug.
96 is all about C Prem Kumar: Parthiepan
"Vijay Sethupathi is a male Amirtanandamayi. (Laughs) Though Vijay Sethupathi or Trisha acted in it, 96 is all about C Prem Kumar. I think his initial C stands for classic. After MK Thiagaraja Bhagavathar, Vijay Sethupathi is the only Tamil hero to have an amazing female fan following. I don't think Trisha acted in the film. Talking about music, I am jealous of Govind Vasantha," says Parthiepan.
Love alone is just enough: Parthiepan
"You don't need a person to celebrate love. Love alone is just enough," says Parthiepan.
Govind Vasantha performs
Govind Vasantha enthralls the audience with soul-stirring violin performance. He plays "Kadhale Kadhale".
Samuthirakani gives away shields to artistes.
Samuthirakani on 96
"Thanks to God. Lots have been talked about this film, and I don't know what to talk further," says Samuthirakani.
96 is a beautiful film: Cheran
"96 and Autograph are different. I was jealous of Prem Kumar. I thought he was my competitor. It is quite hard to hold a film with two characters and Prem Kumar has aced it. Vijay Sethupathi has an arresting screen presence. Trisha lived as Janu. 96 is a beautiful film, and hats off to the producers. It is very easy to direct a film, but difficult to take it to theaters and audience," says Cheran.
Senior technicians honoured
Director Cheran presents shield to senior technicians of 96.
'It is not going to be a frame-by-frame remake'
"It is not going to be a frame-by-frame remake. But well, definitely the iconic scenes which the audience enjoyed will be retained in the remake," says C Prem Kumar.
'I am currently working on the Telugu remake of 96'
96, directed by C Prem Kumar, has completed 100 days in theaters. A visibly elated filmmaker, tells, indianexpress.com, "I am extremely happy, and I am currently working on the Telugu remake of 96, which has Samantha and Sharwanand in the lead. The choice of actors usually doesn't lie in the hands of a director. I went with whatever the producers offered."