Mersal – Triple Delight. Mass Action Entertainer


Finally, the wait is over, the most anticipated movie of Thalapathy Vijay’s “Mersal” is out in theaters near you from today as a Diwali treat for the fans. This film offers everything that you need, be it a smart script, action sequences, romance, comedy and what not. To know whether the movie has stood up to the expectations of the audience, read our review below:

Release date: 18 Oct 2017 Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha, Nithya Menen, SJ Suryah, Sathyaraj, Vadivelu, Misha Ghoshal, Kovai Sarala, Sathyan many others Written & Director by Atlee
Music by AR Rahman Cinematography GK Vishnu
Edited by Ruben Production company Thenandal Studio Limited
Distributed by AP International, ATMUS Entertainment, Global United Media, Home Screen Entertainment, MKS Talkies, North Star Entertainment, S Narayan, Sri Thenandal Films Runtime: 170 Minutes
Language Tamil CBFC Rating ‘U/A’

Quick Glance

What’s great?

  • As usual Thalapathy Vijay is at his best in the three characters that he played.
  • Nithya Menon has a meaty role to play and she does 100% justice to her role.
  • Samantha and Kajal Aggarwal look beautiful and have limited screen time.
  • SJ Surya excels as the tough villain.
  • Vadivelu’s comedy clicks well and he also scores in the emotional scenes.
  • AR Rahman’s songs are good and the Bgm enhances the scenes.
  • Cinematography by Gk Vishnu is unbeatable.


What’s not?

  • Predictable.
  • The second half looks lengthy.
  • The flashback scene could have shortened.

The Cast

The entire cast has given their best and yes, there is no doubt when you have Thalapathy on screen. This time it’s not just a treat, it’s a triple delight to watch three different characters of Vijay on screen. All the three characters Maaran, Vettri, and Thalapathy are well-etched and he has done justice to all the three. Vijay, a perfectionist himself will not leave any traces behind when it comes to giving his 100 percent. My personal favorite character is Thalapathy. His charisma is just enough to keep us intact to the screens. It’s totally mass all the way.

Among the three female leads, Nithya Menen gets the meaty role in this film and she gives her 100%. Samantha looks ravishing and gives her best. Kajal Aggarwal looks good and performs well in the small screen time.

Sj Suryah who gave a commendable performance in Spyder as a dreadful villain continues to amaze us with his role as Dr. Daniel Arockiaraj in both modern and flashback portion.

Vadivelu shines as a comedian and also in the emotional scenes. Kovai Sarala, Yogi Babu’s portions are also enjoyable and the comedy timing worked out really well.

The Team

Technically this film is brilliant.Thanks to the director for bringing a bunch of talents together in a single movie. AR Rahman’s music is good but its placement could have been given more attention. The BGM elevates the scenes and gives a classy feel.

Cinematography by debutant GK Vishnu needs a special mention as it’s a visual treat and a major highlight in this film.

The stunt sequences were well choreographed, kudos to Anal Arasu’s intense stunts. He has done an outstanding job.

The storyline is what you need to look for as it delivers a strong message to the masses but it becomes predictable in the end, this could have given more importance.

Editing by Ruben is crisp and neat and he was able to keep up the pace of the movie throughout.

Bottom line – It’s a full-on mass masala flick, engaging till the end. Go for it!

Certified Fresh – YES!

Stars – [rating=3]