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96 movie review and release: Highlights

96 movie release and review: Here's what critics, fans and celebrities said about Trisha and Vijay Sethupathi's 96.

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: October 5, 2018 8:01:19 am
96 is the maiden collaboration of Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha.

96, the Tamil romantic drama starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha, hit screens worldwide on Thursday.

96 is the maiden collaboration of Vijay and Trisha. It also marks the directorial debut of Prem Kumar, who made a mark as a cinematographer with Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom. Multifaceted musician Govind Vasantha has composed a beautiful score for 96. All songs, especially Kaathalae Kaathalae, has already become a huge hit. 96 is easily one of the best music albums in Tamil this year.

The film also stars Devadharshini, Janagaraj and Bagavathi Perumal among others.

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Read all the updates about Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha starrer 96. Read updates in Tamil.

20:18 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Our take

Vijay Sethupathi sails through the film effortlessly in his role and Trisha also aces her performance as a married woman who can't stop indulging in emotional infidelity. Composer Govind Menon’s score is a very big plus for the film as it helps us feel the happiness, the dilemma and the eternal longing that the characters have to deal with.

Also Read | 96 movie review: Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha shine in exquisite love story

17:05 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar on 96

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar shared on Twitter, "Alllllll theeeeee bestttttttt @trishtrashers and @VijaySethuOffl for #96TheFilm wooohoooo hearing awesom stuff..... 😘😘😘😘"

14:23 (IST)04 Oct 2018
One of the finest movies in recent times, says Harish Shankar

Harish Shankar wrote on Twitter, "One of the finest movies in recent times with sensitive emotions and aesthetics; here and there every one would identify and get connect to the lovely characters of the film @trishtrashers gave her best while #VijaySethupathi excels as “ K. Ramachandran “ must watch !!!"

13:04 (IST)04 Oct 2018
96: Fan reactions
12:15 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Madhan Karky on 96 music

Madhan Karky posted on Twitter, "Madly in love with #96Movie songs. The music, lyrics and singing takes me to explore a new dimension. One of the best albums of our times. Thanks to @govind_vasantha #KarthiNetha #UmaDevi and @Chinmayi for this album. Pls give us many more such songs."

11:29 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Neerajaa Kona on 96

Neerajaa Kona tweeted, "I think this is the first time I am a fan of movie even before watching it! #96Movie .... Congratulations @trishtrashers & @VijaySethuOffl ❤️✨ ... Seriously wishing hoping praying they screen it in Hyd"

10:46 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Morning shows of 96 begin
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10:17 (IST)04 Oct 2018
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10:02 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Director C Prem Kumar on 96

In an interview with The Hindu, 96 director C Prem Kumar said, “I could not make it to the reunion, but later that day, I met a few of my friends who participated, and as I was listening, the story of two of the schoolmates was fascinating. The film is my imagination of what it would be like if these two characters - Ram and Janaki - met at such an reunion and what could have probably happened. The film is about them meeting after 22 years.”

09:44 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Prasanna on 96

Prasanna wrote on Twitter, "Hearing great things about both #Ratsasan and #96TheMovie. Best wishes to my friends @vishnuuvishal @Amala_ams @VijaySethuOffl and @trishtrashers am sure its gonna be a great week for tamil cinema"

09:23 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Early morning shows cancelled

"#96TheMovie Early morning shows cancelled. Tamil Cinema fans will think twice before booking early morning show tickets, as most of the movie morning shows are getting cancelled. I feel NOC has to be received 3 days before release, so there won’t be last minute KDM issues," trade analyst Sathish Kumar M said via Twitter.

09:09 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Baradwaj Rangan on 96

Baradwaj Rangan shared on Twitter, "It's wonderful that movies that need nurturing are being screened for the press much in advance. I missed the #96TheMovie show, but am happy seeing the reviews. It's how it's done in the US. Early (good) reviews will definitely help 'different' films. PR people, please take note."

08:55 (IST)04 Oct 2018
Arvind Swami on 96

Arvind Swami posted on Twitter, "Hearing great things about #96TheMovie ... Congratulations! @trishtrashers and VS @VijaySethuOffl and the entire team."

08:33 (IST)04 Oct 2018
96 will take you back to your schools days, says SR Prabhu

Producer SR Prabhu tweeted, "#96TheMovie will take you back to your schools days! Everyone have performed so well! I was just Physically present😊!! Good work! congratulations to the whole team!!! @VijaySethuOffl @trishtrashers @MadrasEnterpriz @thinkmusicindia"

96 was screened for the media three days before its release. It has garnered only positive reviews from critics who have had the opportunity to watch it in the special preview screening.

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First published on: 04-10-2018 at 08:30:09 am
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