The Vijay Sethupathi-Trisha starrer, ‘96’ is a Tamil romantic movie and a sure crowd puller with youngsters. What can be more appealing to the youth than school friends and romance?
This recently released movie is a real entertainer and has two school time lovers meeting again after a long period of 22 years at a school reunion. What happened to Ramachandran and Janaki during this period is what ‘96’ revolves around.
Will the romance of Ram and Jaanu be revived? Will they join hands to live together? These are key questions that arise in the minds of the audience.
Both Trisha and Sethupathi are powerful actors and slip into their roles with ease. Effortless acting takes you through very emotional scenes with all the intensity possible. Trisha in particular scores with her subtle performance. Sethupathi’s casual portrayal too has great appeal.
The fun element in the film is provided by Devadarshini, Bagavathi Perumal and Murugadoss.
Director Prem Kumar deserves mention for this fine film. The song ‘Kaadhale Kaadhale’ is already a hit and is a high point in the movie. The pace of the film is maintained throughout and there is neither melodrama nor lag.
Govind Vasantha’s songs and background score is the soul of the film.
Altogether this is a heart warming romance, well worth a watch.