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Mersal (2017)

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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

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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.

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Festival Soon

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Color:

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Highest grossing independent tamil movie of 2017. 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: Listen carefully... When you know it is wrong, don't remove your conscience. Take off your police uniform!
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema release was classified with a '12A' rating after 5 minutes and 44 seconds of footage. was cut from the film. This cut material removes moments of strong violence (bloody stabbings, slashing, impacts with glass bottles and weapons, and sight of a character's arm being severed) along with further cuts to remove detail of bloody injuries (a graphic road traffic accident scene, cesarean detail and sight of a character jumping from a ledge impacting the ground). The decision to cut the film was made at the request of the distribution company in order to avoid the film receiving a '15' rating uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sarkar (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Maacho
Performed by Sid Sriram, Shweta Mohan
Music A.R. Rahman
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Ignoring some logical loopholes and the film's length, the film is surely one of the best mass masala entertainer from Vijay and Kollywood in recent times.
20 October 2017 | by sivajeySee all my reviews

Watched Mersal on First Day !! Ignoring some logical loopholes and the film's length, the film is surely one of the best mass masala entertainer from Vijay and Kollywood in recent times.

Pros: Performances b all characters,Characterization for each and everyone,Cinematography,Action Sequences,Emotional dialogues, Climax,Screenplay(maintained a slow but nice pace),Social Messages,Music and Editing.

Cons: Length and Loopholes

3 hours is a bit too much for any film.There are some logical loopholes but the best part about them is, you will only realize their existence after the film ends.

Cinematography is colorful(giving the tone for the film)and each frame is crystal-clear.It is done by GK.Vishnu.He makes his debut via Mersal.Action Sequences are very good, which includes magic tricks.They are interesting to watch.ARR songs are the best and the BGM is divine at times, esp. emotional scenes . Performances are very good, especially Vijay, Nithya Menen and Kaali Venkat's performances are very good. Kaali Venkat once again proves that he can also do character roles.Social messages in this film are very relevant to the current state of India.They also raise awareness about medical corruption in India.

Final note: Though the film's story is old,it's presentation makes it a treat to watch.TREAT A REAL TREAT TO WATCH !!!!!!


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