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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 ... 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
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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.

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Festival Soon

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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 »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 2,540,000,000, 16 November 2017
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Trivia

Ever since the 2012-released 'Thuppakki' , Vijay has sung a song in each of his films' official soundtrack. Much to the disappointment of his fans, he has broken that streak with 'Mersal', where he has not sung for any of the 4 official tracks. 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

Dr. Daniel Arockiaraj: Arjun, you are shocked in a baby about to be born through cesarean aren't you? Mark my words, in 30 years, everyone will be shocked if a baby is born through normal delivery
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical release was censored; in order to obtain a 12A classification the distributor chose to remove moments of strong violence and bloody images (I.E stabbings, slashing, impacts with glass bottles, metal poles and a hammer, detail of a cesarean, a graphic road traffic accident, a man's arm being severed with a large knife and a woman's body impacting the ground after she jumps from a building). An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »

Connections

References 36 Vayadhinile (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Neethanae
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal, A.R. Rahman
Music A.R. Rahman
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Something Special
29 October 2017 | by ranjithkumarranjithkumarSee all my reviews

Another mass south Indian film with crucial fight scenes. I don't know why this film in it's commercial view set so many violence and graphic scenes. The actresses Samantha and Kajal were useless. The man who takes the film in his shoulders is actor Vijay who excels in his acting skills as well as dancing. There were moments where I felt so pity than the moments where I felt of watching a commercial film. The plot was thoroughly undefined whether it is a documentary or some other genre film. The unwanted scenes of GST and Digital India shows that they are meant for awareness. Totally, I, in my personal opinion thought that the film had something special to attract you. That's Vijay.


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