The teaser of Vijay Sethupathi-Trisha Krishnan starrer 96, directed by cinematographer-turned-director C Prem Kumar was released on Thursday.
Interestingly, the teaser has no dialogues in it. There’s only instrumental music followed by vocals towards the end.
The teaser begins with Vijay Sethupathi wandering around with a DSLR, swinging from a tree and clicking pictures in the rain. Another interesting aspect is that Trisha is seen wearing the same outfit throughout the teaser. Vijay Sethupathi, however, is seen in different looks. Trisha looks gorgeous and doesn't seem to have aged at all from her first film! Notably, the names of both actors appear together in the trailer, unlike the usual pattern when the male star's name appears before that of the female lead.
It was earlier announced that the film would be a romantic flick. The first look poster was released to coincide with Valentine's Day last year.
Vijay Sethupathi and C Prem Kumar have previously worked together in Naduvula Konjam Pakatha Kaanom.
Last seen in Malayalam film Hey Jude, Trisha has Mohini, Garjanai, Sadhuranga Vettai 2 and 1818 slated for release. Vijay Sethupathi too has multiple releases including Junga, Seethakathi, Chekka Chivandha Vaanam and Super Deluxe.
It was earlier revealed that the film’s title signifies the year 1996. Also, the film will feature Vijay Sethupathi in three different ages of his life - 16, 36 and 96. Vijay already played a 50-plus character in his first production Orange Mittai. In Soodhu Kavvum, too, he played a character quite older than his real self.
In a recent media interaction, Vijay opened up about the project and heaped praises on his co-star.
According to a Deccan Chronicle report, Vijay said: “Trisha is punctual in coming to the shooting locale every day and is so focused. She gives her best in understanding the needs of the character. She is extremely devoted to the profession.”
The film’s music is by Govind Vasantha of 100 days of Love fame. Mahendiran Jeyaraju and N Shanmuga Sundaram have done the film's cinematography while R Govindaraj has edited it. Produced by Nandagopal of Madras Enterprises, the film’s release date is yet to be announced.