Vijay will double the joy of Diwali festival among Tamilians with his latest movie Mersal, which is releasing on Wednesday, October 18. The movie reunites Atlee Kumar with Ilayathalapathy after their super hit film Theri in 2014.
Cast and Crew
Kajal Aggarwal had paired up with Vijay in films like Thuppakki and Jilla, while Samantha had romanced the actor in Theri. They have teamed up with him along with Nithya Menen in Atlee Kumar’s film.
SJ Suryah, who was recently seen as a sadist villain in Mahesh Babu’s Spyder, will be seen as the antagonist in the flick, which has Sathyaraj, Rajendran, Yogi Babu, Cheenu Mohan and others in the cast. Vadivelu, who shared an amazing chemistry with Vijay in films like Pokkiri, Friends and Bhagavathi will be sharing screen space after a gap of six years. They were last seen together in Kaavalan.
Two-time Oscar Award winner AR Rahman has scored the music for Mersal. Aalaporaan Tamizhan, Neethanae and Macho songs have struck the chord with the listeners. The film has GK Vishnu’s cinematography and Ruben’s editing. Their good works are evident in the teasers of the film.
The story of Mersal revolves around three characters — a village man, a magician and a doctor. The action thriller tries to expose the corruption rooted in the health industry. How the magician and doctor try to address the issue will be narrated in two hours and 47 minutes.
The expectations are high considering the success of Vijay and Atlee’s previous works. Also, the teasers have left a good impact on the viewers. It becomes evident after the movie did record-breaking pre-release business and the advance booking for tickets met with a stupendous response.
Story & Screenplay by K.V Vijayendra Prasad is simply FANTASTIC. After Blockbuster Baahubali2, He is in Terrific Form. Different & Unique Concept ! Simply LOVED it. Dialogues are CLAP WORTHY. Fans will love the Dialogues.
As per Performances, Vijay gave Career BEST PERFORMANCE ever. He Steals the Show all the way. Award Worthy Performance by him. He Nailed it !
( Standing Ovation Performance by Vijay )
Samantha, Kajal & Nithya also gave Good Performances. Terrific acting by all supporting actors.
Overall ! MERSAL comes across as a paisa vasool, seeti-maar unadulterated entertainer which will be loved by classes and masses alike. At the box office, the lack of a credible opposition, perfect release timing [festival period] combined with an extended 5-day weekend will ensure that the film will break records and emerge as the biggest Tamil hit of the year so far. The film has got ‘B-L-O-C-K-B-U-S-T-E-R’ written all over it. Go for it!