Tollywood
Producer Dil Raju has procured the remake rights of the film in Telugu.

It is well known that ace producer Dil Raju has procured the remake rights of the hit Tamil film 96 and will be remaking it in Telugu. Ever since the remake rights landed with the producer, there have been various speculations on which hero in Tollywood would bag the role. Names like Nani, Rana Daggubati and Sharwanand are in fray but reports from the tinsel town say that the producer is set on having Gopichand doing it. Further, there are rumours that Trisha, who was in the original, may bag the role for the Telugu version as well.

While nothing has been finalized yet, we hear that a formal announcement on the lead pair would be made soon. On the director to wield the megaphone for the Telugu remake, we hear that it could be Prem Kumar, who had directed the original. Of course, he will be making some slight changes to suit the Telugu audiences.

The Tamil movie 96, starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha as the lead pair, turned out to be one of the biggest hits of the year. The film, released on October 4, received widespread appreciation from film buffs, critics and film personalities. With the cash registers tingling, 96 turned out to be a mega grosser as well. All this has paved way for its remake in Telugu

It is a C Prem Kumar directorial which has been bankrolled by Nandagopal under the Madras Enterprises banner. The star cast also includes Varsha Bollamma, Aadithya Baaskar, Gouri G Kishan, Devadarshini, Janagaraj and Bagavathi Perumal in supporting roles.

It may be noted here that director Prem Kumar was the cinematographer for Vijay Sethupathi’s hit movie Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kanom and 96 was his maiden directorial venture. The film has collected Rs 7 crore in its 24-day in the state with its theatrical share being close to Rs 3 crore. With this, Vijay Sethupathi’s fan base in Kerala is bound to increase manifold.

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