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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.

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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 ... 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

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Action | Thriller

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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 2,540,000,000, 16 November 2017
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24 years after the song "Chikku Bukku" in 1993, prominent young music composer and actor G.V. Prakash Kumar, will sing a song for his uncle A.R. Rahman in this film. See more »

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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 »

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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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A Persistent Mass Masala Flick -- Nothing More
18 October 2017 | by CobertNeedeSee all my reviews

Vijay's recent films a mixed bag, with a lot of good ones and a lot of extremely bad ones, but Mersal might stand out from this crowd as being almost entirely different from what he usually plays.

From his beautiful portrayal of the three roles that he suits up to his astounding screen presence, Vijay is a sure bet in any film. From a simple Farmer to a Magician, Vijay essays all his characters in style. AR Rahmaan's music was good, considering that he is one of the finest music directors in India, it's a kind of a let down for him. All the Heroines( Kajal, Samantha and Nithya ) essayed their roles perfectly, with almost no attachment that we feel to each character (pun intended). All the other roles were superbly done, especially by Sathyaraj and Kovai Sarala.

The Cinematography By GK Vishnu was not up to par, considering that Atlee usually pairs up with George C. Williams in the matter of cinematography. George knows how Atlee wants his film to be, where Vishnu fails miserable. Although he was able to scrap up a decent Masala-type atmosphere in every shot.

Vijayendra Prasad's story might have been the main attraction, considering that he wrote Baahubali, VP's script was lacking the need to explore different concepts, one thing he might have missed out. In a nutshell, the story is quite OK, just not into it.

From a seemingly OK 1st Half, the film stretches into a great Mass masala film. SJ Surya has done a exemplar job as the villain, providing Nail biting dialogues as well as a terrific job of acting out the ' Villain ' Scenes.

In short, Mersal is nothing more of a Mass Masala Flick ; the type that every Tamilian might have seen before.

Watch it for the Mass And Not For The Content.

My rating - 7.1 / 10


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