The film received widespread critical acclaim for its realistic portrayal of the bittersweet emotions associated with first love and its enduring impact. The performances of the lead actors were particularly praised, with Vijay Sethupathi's portrayal of Ram being lauded as one of his best performances to date. Trisha Krishnan was also praised for her subtle and nuanced portrayal of Janu.
The film won several awards, including four Filmfare Awards South, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Vijay Sethupathi), and Best Actress (Trisha Krishnan). It also won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film.
Overall, “'96” is a heartwarming and nostalgic film that has resonated deeply with audiences for its portrayal of the complexities of first love and the enduring impact it can have on our lives.
|Directed by||C. Premkumar|
|Written by||C. Premkumar|
|Produced by||S. Nanthagopal|
|Starring||Vijay Sethupathi, Trisha,|
|Cinematography||Mahendiran JayarajuN. Shanmuga Sundaram|
|Edited by||R. Govindaraj|
|Music by||Govind Vasantha|
|Distributed by||Seven Screen Studio
Khafa Exports (Overseas)
|Release date||4 October 2018|
|Running time||158 minutes|
|Box office||₹50 crore|