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Vijay Sethupathi opens up about the 96 release issue

Actor Vijay Sethupathi, whose film 96 recently hit screens, has said that he strongly believes that whoever is able to bear the burden that is cast on them, will be able to move higher up in life.

The film 96, which was produced by S Nanda Gopal on behalf of Madras Enterprises and directed by Premkumar, hit screens recently and was received with an overwhelming response from the public. Cinematographer Prem made his debut as a director through this film, which features Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi, Trisha, Baks, Aadukalam Murugadoss, Devadarshini, Aaditya Baskar among others.

Under these circumstances, a function was organized at the Prasad Lab by the film unit on Saturday to thank the fans, media, and friends for the overwhelming response to the film.

Speaking at the event, Vijay Sethupathi said, “Tamil cinema is in a very healthy state. Pariyerum Perumal is wonderful and you all have celebrated its victory. I thank you all for it. That was a film that beautifully showcased casteism’s intensity and its terrifying nature. 96 is a creation that belongs only to a creator called Premkumar. But it has made everybody who watches it to consider it as their own. Reviews, film, people’s taste, those who worked on it have all culminated into one point which happens to be this film.

“What I observed on this stage today is that the elders spoke like children and the children spoke like elders. These kids have maturity even at this young age. I compare them with myself. When I spoke for the first time on stage, I was overcome by fear. I spoke in fright, sweating and almost fainting because of fear. These children spoke so effortlessly. They spoke what they had in their hearts in a simple fashion and with great maturity. They are very pure. My wishes to them to do well,” he added.

“As you all know, there were issues on the day of this film’s release. But there is nothing nobody can be blamed for. This is like a circle. Just like how it is impossible to determine the starting point or the ending point in a circle, similarly, in issues like these, it is difficult to find the starting point. I do not wish to blame another person in connection with this. Nobody is responsible for this. However, the person who tried to save this film, Lalithkumar, is an important person. I watched in person the difficulties that producer Nandagopal faced that night. It pained me. But sometimes, there is no other option, Life gives us this pain. I strongly believe that when I face such problems, I am going to go the next stage in my life. I believe that whoever is able to bear the burden that is cast on them, will be able to move higher up in life. I have come across several such incidents in my life. This is not something that has happened to just my film unit. This has been happening forever in cinema,” Sethupathi said.

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