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Naduvula Konjam Pakattha Kaanom cinematographer C Prem Kumar casts Vijay Sethupathi in 96


The cinematographer will reunite with actor Vijay Sethupathi and actress Trisha Krishnan in his directorial debut.

Manigandan KR

Cinematographer C Prem Kumar, who shot to fame with the release of the laugh riot, Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012), is set to step up to direction with the film, 96.

The film will feature actors Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha in the lead. Currently titled 96, the film went on the floors on Monday with a simple pooja ceremony.

It may be recalled that Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, which proved to be the breakthrough for actor Vijay Sethupathi, was based on incidents from Prem Kumar’s life. The film revolves around a youngster, who loses his memory on the day of his wedding, and his friends who try to salvage the situation.

Sources say that Prem Kumar plans to shoot some crucial sequences of 96, involving Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha, in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

A source said, “The film will have music by Govind Menon and cinematography by Shanmugha Sundaram. Apart from the Andaman islands, the crew also intends to shoot in places like Kolkata, Rajasthan, Pondicherry, Kumbakonam and Chennai. Apart from Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha, Kaali Venkat and Vinothini too have been roped in for this project. Other cast and crew members are being selected.”