- "..The first accusation came right after the film was a hit. The second came right after the film's Telugu remake rights were acquired. But none of the ones who accused me have submitted their script as proof..."
- "..We have been publicizing the film as 96 movie since 2016. They should have questioned the authenticity of the script back then, instead of complaining now after the film's success..." (Suresh had claimed that since 96 was initially promoted as a 'road movie' (poster reference here), he did not have an inkling that it could be his story.)
- If they are claiming that 90 percent is the story including the dialogues are same, they must have definitely written a script. Where is it? (Suresh has said that he has details of the script like story development, dialogues, etc in his mail with the corresponding date over the years.)
- "..Suresh's story was based on his life, but by the time I met Prem Kumar for the story discussion, he had the bound script with him. Even after watching 96 movie, I felt both the scripts are entirely different.."
- "..Despite all the clarifications from my side, Suresh went ahead and gave interviews saying that I had told Prem Kumar everything, except the opening song." (This is in response to Suresh's claim that his mentor Bharathi Raja and him confronted Maruthu Pandian about the story leak. Suresh had said, “That Maruthu Pandian was involved in the story discussions of 96 tells me all I need to know.”)
On Monday, Suresh came out to media and showed the screenshots of over 50 emails that he sent during the year 2014. “I have around 2,000 emails, each detailing about the requisites and scenes of my story. I have mentioned in a mail about using Yamunai Aatrile from Thalapathy, Kannan Vandhu Paadugindraan and another song from Avadharam. These are the similarities that are obvious between both the scripts.”
Suresh also pointed to a character Charumathi (the name is only mentioned and talked about in 96) and said, “I have sent a mail regarding this Charumathi and her characterisation as well." Suresh also showed a lot of location photos and some storyboard pictures.
He also pointed out that he was going for trial by media since neither the TFPC nor the writers' association had launched any investigation on the issue.