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Mersal (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 18 October 2017 (USA)
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A magician and a doctor attempt to expose the corruption at the heart of India's medical industry.


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Atlee Kumar (story), Atlee Kumar (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Vijay ... Vetrimaaran / Maaran / Vetri
Aakshath Das Aakshath Das ... Maaran
S.J. Suryah ... Dr. Daniel Arokyaraj (as S.J. Surya)
Kajal Aggarwal ... Anupallavi
Samantha Ruth Prabhu ... Tara
Nithya Menen ... Aishwarya Vetrimaaran (as Nithya Menon)
Vadivelu ... Vadivu (as Vadivel)
Kovai Sarala ... Sarala
Sathyan Sathyan ... Police Officer
Motta Rajendran ... (as Rajendran)
Yogi Babu ... Nolan
Kaali Venkat ... Auto Driver
Hareesh Peradi ... Dr. Arjun Zachariah
Devatharshini Devatharshini
Surekha Vani Surekha Vani

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Maaran, a sincere doctor who fights against corruption and Vettri a magician who is out for a revenge. Both of them are estranged brothers and once they come together, they get to know about their common enemy, Daniel, who had killed their father and mother.

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After 'Vettaikaran' in 2009, 'Mersal' has been granted a U/A certificate by the CBFC. Vijay breaks his continuous streak of having U-certified films since with this one. See more »


There is inconsistency regarding Vetri's year of birth throughout the movie. As per Maaran it is 1984, as per Daniel it is 1987 and as per Salim Ghosh it is 1990. See more »


Vetri: The spark of fire you set aflame... will ask you to blaze in all its glory... The deeds of karma you sowed... will wait to slice and stamp you with fury!
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Alternate Versions

In Malaysia, around a minute of cuts were made to violence for a P13 rating See more »


References 36 Vayadhinile (2015) See more »


Performed by Shreya Ghoshal, A.R. Rahman
Music A.R. Rahman
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Best Film of Vijay's Career and Best of 2017
20 October 2017 | by sithambaraghaneyshSee all my reviews

Mersal is treat for anyone who enjoyed kaththi and thupakki because it contains the style and content as both films. This film can't be hated, *first of all, the story is a simple story but the execution was mind blowing. *The film can't be any better without Vijayendra Prasad the story/screenplay writer of the film. There some noticeable epic baahubali type of scenes in this movie which are the major plus points. *Dialogues of the film turned out really well especially dialogues about current situation of Indian government and medical system. *Cinemotography of the movie is chance less since the cinematographer is a debutante. Every frame was crystal clear and unique. *Two songs were unnecessary, but the rest two were visual treat for fans. *Vijay's screen presence was outstanding and one of the best in his career. *SJ Surya's character was redefined as stylish villain after Aravind Swamy. *Nithya Menon's role was perfect for the story and Divine. *Kajal and Samantha's role were just side roles and not so important but not irritating as well. *Kali Venkat's acting was mind blowing *Ar Rahmans BGM is the back bone of the film.It elevated many mass and emotional scenes to different level. *Sathyaraj/Kovai Sarala/Vadivelu's character were decent but Vadivelu tops it for the best. Conclusion: In overall, Mersal is one of the best Diwali Treat for true entertainment lovers. It is a true blockbuster after Thuppakki and Kaththi for Diwali. It is a must watch for all.

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