Cast and Crew:
Cast: Trisha, Vijay Sethupathi, Aadithya Bhaskar, Gowri Krishnan, Devadharsini, Bagavati Perumal
Direction, Screenplay, Story: C Prem Kumar
Music, Background score: Govind Menon
Cinematography: Shanmuga Sundaram
Two high school sweethearts who are separated due to unavoidable circumstances meet after 22 years during the school reunion. What happens next forms the crux of the movie.
Right from the release of the trailer, ’96 is one of the most awaited films this year. The expectations for the movie only kept growing after the release of the album where Govind Menon’s music along with Chinmayi’s song was well received by the audience.
Coming back to the movie, Vijay Sethupathi (Ram) and Trisha (Jaanu) shares an excellent chemistry, and Aditya Bhaskar and Gauri Kishan, the younger version of Ram and Jaanu gives tough competition to the lead actors.
Vijay Sethupathi, as Ram is lively while Trisha as Jaanu is subtle. Both the actors have complimented each other well onscreen. The supporting roles- Devadarshini, Bagavathi Perumal, and Aadukalam Murugadoss add to the fun quotient throwing up some light-hearted moments.
The first half will surely bring a lot of nostalgic moments which with no doubts will leave you in tears. While the second half revolves around only the lead characters. All credits to the director and the cinematographer for making it engaging. Somewhere between the long conversations, Govind Menon jumps in and scores. He even scores with the silence that makes the movie intense.
The highlight of the movie will be the point where ‘Kathale Kathale’ starts and the place where Trisha sings ‘Yamunai aatrile..’.
’96 is a heartwarming entertainer that will bring back a lot of memories and nostalgic moments. For sure, will go down as one of the best ever at least in the filmography of the stars in the movie.