According to the latest reports, the ‘Golden Star’ Ganesh is all set to star in the Kannada remake of the Tamil hit 96. The remake is likely to be backed by Preetham Gubbi and will probably start rolling from January 2019. The remake will be titled 99 as opposed to 96. While Ganesh has been signed on to play the hero.
In case you did not know, 96 is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language film that features Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha Krishnan in the lead roles. It is a situational love-story about a travel-photographer, Ramachandran, who gets nostalgic on rewinding the memories of his childhood sweetheart, Janaki Devi, during a reunion ceremony with his school classmates. The film was written and directed by C. Prem Kumar and produced by S. Nanthagopal for Madras Enterprises, the music for the film was composed by Govind Vasantha, Mahendiran Jayaraju and N. Shanmuga Sundaram handled the cinematography and R. Govindaraj edited the film while the costumes were designed by Subhashree Kaarthik Vijay.
In fact, such was the impact of 96 that some fans called it the ‘romantic film of the year’. Let us hope that the Sandalwood version does justice to the original film.
On a related note, this is a busy time for Ganesh. He will next be seen in the eagerly-awaited Orange which hits the screens on December 7, 2018. In it, he will be seen alongside Priya Anand. Ganesh also has Geetha in his kitty. It is touted to be one of the biggest releases of his career.