8.0/10
21,906
76 user 13 critic

Mersal (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 18 October 2017 (USA)
Trailer
1:16 | Trailer
A magician and a doctor attempt to expose the corruption at the heart of India's medical industry.

Director:

Atlee Kumar

Writers:

Atlee Kumar, Vijayendra Prasad (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
9 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Theri (2016)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When his daughter's life is endangered by a local gang, Joseph Kuruvilla will do whatever it takes to stop them. However, at the same time, his dangerous past slowly resurfaces.

Director: Atlee Kumar
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Amy Jackson
Kaththi (2014)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Jeevanandham is a social activist who fights against a monstrous MNC company to restore farming. Because of destiny, Kathiresan impersonates Jeevanandham and leads the war.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh
Thuppakki (2012)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jammwal
Sarkar (2018)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sundar Ramasamy, an NRI businessman, returns home and learns about the practice of illegal voting. When he decides to investigate the matter, he finds himself pitted against two corrupt politicians.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Keerthi Suresh, A.R. Murugadoss
Bairavaa (2017)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Bairavaa, a gallant debt collector, takes on a violent criminal masquerading as a philanthropist in the education field.

Director: Bharathan
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Keerthi Suresh, Jagapathi Babu
Leader (2013)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A son steps into his father's shoes, has to win a bloody war before he becomes the leader.

Directors: Vijay, A.L. Vijay
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Amala Paul, Santhanam
Jilla (2014)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A looming gangster after witnessing a bone chilling event, stands up against his father's prejudice.

Director: R.T. Neason
Stars: Mohanlal, Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal
Nanban (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

10 years after finishing college, two best friends and their enemy go on a search for their third friend, while finding out some truths along the way.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Jiiva, Srikanth
Pokkiri (2007)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Thamizh is a killer for hire with no ties and who will do any dirty job for money. He has a girlfriend who loves him but also detests his violent nature. But is Thamizh really what he purports to be?

Director: Prabhu Deva
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Asin, Prakash Raj
Ghilli (2004)
Action | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Velu, an aspiring kabaddi player, goes to Madurai to participate in a regional match, where he rescues Dhanalakshmi from Muthupandi, a powerful man keen on marrying the girl against her wish.

Director: Dharani
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj
Velayudham (2011)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a villager unwittingly prevents a number of terrorist attacks in Chennai, a young journalist identifies and persuades him to take on the disguise of a superhero to fight terrorism and corruption.

Director: Mohan Raja
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Genelia D'Souza, Hansika Motwani
Kaavalan (2011)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Meera starts calling bhoomi, her bodyguard just to fool him by telling him she loves him. Problems arise when bhoomi falls in love with her not knowing who she is.

Director: Siddique
Stars: Joseph Vijay, Asin, Raj Kiran
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Vijay ... Vetrimaaran / Maaran / Vetri
S.J. Surya ... Dr. Daniel Arokyaraj
Kajal Aggarwal ... Anupallavi
Samantha Ruth Prabhu ... Tara
Nithya Menon ... Aishwarya Vetrimaaran
Vadivelu ... Vadivu (as Vadivel)
Kovai Sarala ... Sarala
Sathyan Sathyan ... Police Officer
Rajendran
Yogi Babu ... Nolan
Kaali Venkat ... Auto Driver
Hareesh Peradi ... Dr. Arjun Zachariah
Devatharshini Devatharshini
Surekha Vani Surekha Vani
Misha Ghoshal Misha Ghoshal ... Media Anchor
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Festival Soon

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Hindi | Telugu

Release Date:

18 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zapped See more »

Filming Locations:

Macedonia See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 2,540,000,000, 16 November 2017
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

2nd movie to gross 100 crores in TN region. The other movie was Baahubali 2 which grossed 100 crore earlier on the same year. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Maaran: In the midst of 100 efficient doctors, there are at least 10 doctors using medicine as a business tool. They will lose their cool hearing my replies... Are you angry?
See more »

Crazy Credits

The title card of the film is shown after the opening scenes. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Norway, the theatrical release runs around six minutes shorter presumably for censorship reasons. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sarkar (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Neethanae
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal, A.R. Rahman
Music A.R. Rahman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A good entertainer
18 October 2017 | by joyalbrighttSee all my reviews

in one sentence i could say Mersal is a visually beautiful and stylish entertainer with relevantsocial message ! Vijay shines his triple roles ; Emotional scenes,Mass scenes he just nailed it <3 film by film he is improving his acting skills n Entertaining Mass Stylish appeal <3 :) <3 in the case of heroines, for me Nithya Menen steals the show ,nice performance and dialogue delivery ,other Kajal and Samantha just did OK,small roles.

villein role is safe with S J Suryah ,nothing big to perform,still good direction by Atlee kumar is almost good ,mixture of commercial and social message together ;done well,he just fall behind in terms of execution and convincing area- just little bit.

long running time ,lack of convincing,unnecessary scenes- two songs in the first half is doesn't needed but good ones over all mersal is full of Entertainment ,Magical scenes,excellent Cinematography ,,especially in song scenes- composition by A.R. Rahman and beautiful Picturization by Atlee gave me Goosebumps, this film is a treat for Vijay fans and good entertainer for the audience! BLOCKBUSTER loading!


17 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 76 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.



Recently Viewed