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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.

Director:

Atlee Kumar

Writers:

Atlee Kumar, Vijayendra Prasad (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Vijay ... Vetrimaran / Maaran / Vetri
S.J. Surya ... Dr. Daniel Arockiaraj
Kajal Aggarwal ... Anupallavi
Samantha Ruth Prabhu ... Tara
Nithya Menon ... Aishwarya Vetrimaran
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
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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:

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Official Sites:

Mersal | Mersal Movie | See more »

Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Hindi

Release Date:

18 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zapped See more »

Filming Locations:

Macedonia See more »

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Trivia

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 »

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

Vetrimaran: A baby is born in 10 months. It takes 3 years to become a graduate. For a doctor or engineer it takes 4-5 years. But for a leader to be moulded... it takes a "yuga". We get only 1 leader for a generation. A leader isn't a mere word... it is trust in totality of an entire generation!
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Crazy Credits

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

Soundtracks

Mersal Arasan
Performed by G.V. Prakash Kumar, Saranya Srinivas, Naresh Iyer
Music A.R. Rahman
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A Ultimate Treat For Thamizhans Across The World!
17 October 2017 | by janith-67766See all my reviews

I went in for the USA Premiere Show (FDFS) For The Much-Awaited Action Entertainer MERSAL. Oh god, the crowd was unbelievable! Everyone was set for a Diwali Treat:)

Firstly, the screen presence of THALAPATHY VIJAY, was absolutely amazing, for sure Vijay steals the show right from the title-card to the ending of the movie.

His Triple Role : Farmer, Doctor, Magician were all new get ups for Vijay and has he done well with these characters? 100% YES! Right From The "Mersal Arasan" To The Flashback Sequences Of The Leader Farmer, Thalapathy excels!

As Usual, he excels in his romance, dance, comedy and attitudes throughout the film which keep the audience entertained in each way.

The Story by Baahubali Writer "Vijayendra Prasad" was quite different even though it had some elements of an action Marsala film but Atlee's direction of the film keep it unique.

AR Rahman's BGM is merattal masss! He proves his Oscar winning award in Mersal, songs such as Aalaporaan Thamizhan and Neethanae bring out the audience a real taste of Mersal!

SJ Surya as a villain plays his role neatly (look out for his dialogues/scenes in the second half) a perfect suit for the movie - Stylish.

Also, actors such as Vadivelu and Sathyaraj stand out not just for their comedy but for their highly rated emotional scenes which Atlee narrates well. Vadivelu fanatics will leave the cinema with smiles on their faces:)

Heroines play their role superbly in each of Vijays Characters and so do other actors such as Sathyan, Kovai Sarala, Vikram Vedha's "Cheta" etc.

GK Vishnu has fantastic cinematography for a debut, thanks to Atlee for giving him an opportunity to see how perfectly he can do his job! Visuals in Aalaporaan Thamizhan and Many of the magician scenes excel, thalapathy is captured spot on!

Ruben the editor has done his job well, with neat cuts and editing to keep the movie at a smooth pace.

What can I say, a pure Thalapathy Vijay entertainer with high emotional/ mass scenes which will impress the audience of all type. A film for thamizhans to enjoy, so worth the wait? TOTALLY YES, go grab your tickets and have a great Diwali ahead!

9/10


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