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96 Movie Review


When was the last time you saw a ‘LOVE STORY’ without Lip locks, cuddles, intimacies and perkiness? It might take more off minutes to bring up the list, even a single one. But ’96’ strongly nails it down with so much of poignant impact, where this will be a film that you can bring you children or kids can happily invite their family to watch it together. The beauty of love lies beneath the gesture of how you respect and value it. In this poetic love story of 96, there comes a beautiful story of Ram and Jaanu, where they drag you into their world, keep you confined for next 150 minutes approximately. Finally, when it’s time to walk out, you don’t come out alone, but get accompanied either by Ram or Jaanu. That’s an unavoidable reflection you’ll find by the end of show.

Forget the concept of ‘LOVE’, it’s getting defined by different dimensions in accordance to changing ages, but ‘MEMORIES’ cannot be replaced, isn’t it? This turns to be the strongest flash point, where Prem Kumar plays the drama well by soaking us with Ram, Jaanu and emotions. Yes, there are few slow moments that occur by post-intermission sequences. By the end of first half, audience might have strong positivity of there’s something special gonna pop up by the second hour with things would happen as they anticipate. But that’s not the case, drama gets slower, but more intense. Just imagine 150 minutes revolving around just 2 characters (played by Vijay Sethupathi, Trisha, Aaditya Bhaskar and Gouri), it’s completely impossible to keep us hooked.

When it comes to performance, the first and foremost actors who deserve the high noticeable appreciations are Aaditya Bhaskar and Gouri. Essaying the roles of younger Jaanu and Ram, they give more intensity to the role, which helps Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha carry it forward like relay marathon race. The scene where Vijay Sethupathi opens up a hidden twist of tale to Trisha, just watch out for her reaction or the scene, where Trisha narrates younger Ram-Jaanu proposing with the background score of Kathale Kathale (splendid music by Govind Vasantha).

There are few scenes by the second hour that gets slightly slow and it might push us to restless moments, but still audience are kept strictly with a single thought, what’s going to be the end. It looks like Prem Kumar wants to show some adorable gesture to Vijay Sethupathi, which is witnessed through the dialogues of Trisha claiming Vijay Sethupathi as ‘Nee Oru Aambala Naattu Katta’. These are the rarest moments, where heroines praise heroes and in the line of Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay and Ajith, it’s happening now. Moreover, what becomes a challenge is that audience must accept it and they give a smiling applause.

Getting back to the overall analysis, the film ‘96’ stands out to be a worth watching one for just one reason. You might not know what the purpose of this story is or what intends to convey. This is a pure love story about two childhood sweethearts, who reunite for a dusk-to-dawn moment, where their emotional journey takes us alongside them.

Verdict: A love story that gives sweetest moments and some unspeakable emotions to carry back home.

Rating: 3.5/5

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