Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha starrer 96 was a blockbuster hit that also managed to satisfy the masses and ardent film buffs. For the beautiful characterisation and top class performances, Ram and Jaanu became a memorable duo in Tamil cinema’s history. Prem Kumar’s confined writing and Govind Vasantha’s soul stirring music together created a beautiful experience for the audience in the theatres. Following the success of 96, the film was announced to be remade in Telugu with Sharwanand and Samantha Akkineni reprising the lead roles.


Director Prem Kumar was retained to helm this Telugu remake. Ever since the pictures from the shooting spot came out on the Internet, the fans have been eagerly waiting to witness the film on the big screens. The makers have now officially announced the title of the Telugu remake, along with the release of the first look poster. This Telugu remake will be called Jaanu, named after the female lead character’s name. We know the strong characterisation of Jaanu and it is going to be very interesting to see how Samantha did justice to the character.

96 remake jaanu

In the first look poster, we see a glimpse of Sharwanand’s journey as a wildlife photographer. Produced by Dil Raju under Sri Venkateswara Creations, Jaanu has cinematography by Mahendran Jayaraju and editing by Praveen K.L. If you haven’t checked out the poster yet, catch it below:

jaanu first look