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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.

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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
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Trivia

From this film onward, Vijay will not be sporting his usual 'Ilaya Thalapathy' epithet which he did for most of his career up till now, but instead will sport 'Thalapathy' 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?
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Crazy Credits

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

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Neethanae
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal, A.R. Rahman
Music A.R. Rahman
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An intriguing revenge thriller
21 November 2017 | by AnsangoSee all my reviews

Mersal is a simple story told in the grandest way possible. While the film certainly has its flaws, it has effortlessly been vanquished by an interesting screenplay. The film is hugely benefited by the stylish direction of Atlee. Certainly, the film is nothing new in term of its content but the way its story has been executed, makes it stand out.

The whole film is a celebration of the charisma of Vijay. He is outstanding in a triple role, especially his role of wrestler Vetrimaaran was exceptionally played. Nithya is wonderful in her role. Kajal and Samantha are just to fill the spaces. Justin Selvaraj is magnificent in the role of the corrupt doctor. His mannerism is peerless. There was a certain cold-blooded gleam in his eye which gave her character a new altitude. Vadivelu is good as always.

The film is overly long and needs to be trimmed. There are some questionable editing choices in the film. Runtime is indisputably a big drawback of this film.

Atlee is here in its full form. He directs the film with his full energy. Another winner for his career.

The film keeps you entertained for almost its entire run-time. It has a good message too but in the rabble of masala, it has lost its intensity. If a little more attention would have been paid to the script, the film might have attained a different level. While the film manages to entertain you for most of its run-time, it never really tries to emphasise on something which is new and has never been explored earlier, which sadly is a mighty drawback in itself.

Nevertheless, it is a nice entertainer and is a must watch for Vijay fans. Even if you are not his, the film manages to entertain for most of the time. A good one-time watch...


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