One of the hottest topics of discussion is the 96 remake in Telugu. Noted producer Dil Raju has the remake rights of this flick while Sharwanand and Samantha would be essaying Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha's roles respectively and director C Prem Kumar would helm the Telugu version as well.
Sources in the know say that the makers are planning a major change in the script, the story which happened in 1996 in the Tamil will be set to happen in 2009 in the Telugu remake. The makers have taken this decision as they feel Sharwanand will fit his role if the film is set in the 2009 period. He will be sporting a younger look, with a trimmed beard and the film might not focus on the lead pair's school days and will instead focus on their love during their college.
The shooting of this untitled film is expected to commence in March and the makers are planning to release the film sometime in August. However, an official confirmation on the Telugu remake of 96 is awaited and is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
While the film is also being made in Kannada titled 99, the remake will feature Golden Star Ganesh and Bhavana essaying Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha's roles respectively. The film will be the noted music director Arjun Janyaâ€™s 100th and its cinematography is handled by Santhosh Rai Pathaje. The film is bankrolled under the banner Ramu Enterprises.
96, which was set in the 1990s for a good portion, has been directed by Prem Kumar, the cinematographer of the hit movie Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kanom. The film has been bankrolled by Nandagopal under his banner Madras Enterprises.
The star cast of 96, besides Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha, also includes Varsha Bollamma, Aadithya Baaskar, Gouri G Kishan, Devadarshini, Janagaraj and Bagavathi Perumal in supporting roles. The film had music composed by Govind Vasantha, with N Shanmuga Sundaram cranking the camera and Govindraj editing it.
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