— Sun TV (@SunTV) November 2, 2018
Taking to Twitter, she implored SunTV to give the film more time and consider it for a Pongal release instead. “Its our 5th week and we still have an 80% occupancy in all theatres. We as a team feel its unfair to be premiering 96 this early. [sic]”
Its our 5th week and we still have an 80% occupancy in all theatres.We as a team feel its unfair to be premiering 96 this early. Its our request to push it to a Pongal viewing pls @SunTV Will be grateful #96thefilm #Ban96MoviePremierOnSunTv
— Trish Krish (@trishtrashers) November 3, 2018
The film had an October 4 release. Directed by C Premkumar, the film stars Vijay Sethupathi as Ram and Trisha Krishnan as Jaanu in the lead. The film is about two childhood sweethearts who reunite after decades and they pick up from where they left things. The film has been a critical and commercial success, with many lauding the film’s simple story and the two lead actors.
READ: JFW’s Review of ’96’