96 happened to be the biggest hit of the year in Kollywood. The small film created a sensation at the box office and what surprised all is it continued its storm at the box office even though the film was already screened on the small screen by a TV channel.
The occupancy rate in the theatres is surprising not only celebrities but also critics and the makers are overjoyed with the film's stupendous success. Top producer Dil Raju acquired the film's rights with the plans to dub the film in Telugu. However, he felt that remake would be a better idea as the film turned out to be a big hit in Kollywood and shelved his dubbing plans. Names of many top stars cropped for playing
the lead role in 96 remake version. Rumours spread that stars like Allu Arjun and Nani showed interest to star in the remake and another news came that Gopichand gave the green signal for the remake. However, Dil Raju did not confirm 96 remake officially. In the meantime 96 remake in Sandalwood already started and the title for the Kannada version is changed as 99. Sandalwood's Golden Star Ganesh is reprising the lead role played by Vijay Sethupathi in the original.
The heroine who reprises Trisha's role is not yet known. Sources say the title is changed as 99 considering Ganesh's age. Till recently none spoke about 96 Kannada version but the remake efforts are in full swing. For quite sometime news of Telugu remake of 96 has been going around but one is not getting even a small clarity.