Vijay Sethupathi’s romantic flick ’96’ was slated for release today. The makers had arranged 6 AM early morning shows in a few centres in Chennai. But theater owners canceled the shows after the producer failed to send KDM (Key Delivery Message) to the theaters as financiers who funded the film forced him to settle Rs 4 crore in the last minute.
Lead actor Vijay Sethupathi stepped in at the right moment to resolve the issue quickly. The actor personally paid Rs 4 crore to settle the issue.Interestingly, Vijay Sethupathi got only Rs 1.5 crore as his remuneration for the film and so he paid the rest of the amount from his own pocket to help the producer. As per trade analysts, the actor also waited in front of the lab from early morning to clear all the debts to ensure a timely release. This gesture by Vijay Sethupathi has earned him widespread appreciation from fans as well as the industry insiders.
Meanwhile, 96 has opened to rave reviews. Social medias are abuzz with highly positive talks about the movie. Premkumar has directed the movie which has Trisha paired with Vijay Sethupathi for the first time.
Three days prior to the theatrical release, the makers had organized a special screening for the media persons, who also heaped praise unanimously.