Samantha Akkineni and Sharwanand starrer Jaanu Movie Teaser is out. The Jaanu film is a remake of Tamil hit 96, which featured Trisha and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles. The Jaanu Movie Teaser gives us a sneak peek into the world of childhood sweethearts who grow apart over time. However, years later, they meet again at a school reunion. Do sparks fly again? Do they get their closure? While these questions remain unanswered,
the Jaanu movie seems like a frame-by-frame imitation of the critically acclaimed 96. And this is hardly surprising when we realize that director C Prem Kumar, who wrote and directed 96, is helming the Telugu remake too. There is more good news for people who loved 96. Jaanu’s music, which was instantly loved by fans, has been composed by Govind Vasantha, who had scored 96’s music as well.
96 was also remade in Kannada as 99 with Bhavana and Ganesh playing the lead characters. The film, however, turned out to be a box-office dud. The original star cast of 96, besides Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha, also included Varsha Bollamma, Aadithya Baaskar, Gouri G Kishan, Devadarshini, Janagaraj and Bagavathi Perumal in supporting roles. The film became a rage even before its release in Tamil for its soundtrack, and the hit number ‘Kadhaale’ sung by Chinmayi Sripada.