Mersal Teaser Released: Ilayathalapathy Vijay in a triple role

Carla Harmon
September 22, 2017

Ilayathalapathy is believed to be playing triple roles - a magician, a village headman and a doctor - in Mersal. The teaser which was released at 6 pm has garnered a massive 695,000 likes overnight to set the new world record for the most liked film teaser.

Made on a budget of Rs 130 crore, Mersal is the most expensive film in Vijay's career, superseding Puli which was made on a budget of Rs 100 crore.

The teaser was launched to coincide with director Atlee's birthday. Overall, Teaser is a Special treat to Ilayathalapathy Fans and Kollywood Audience. One of the main highlights of the teaser is the excellent compositions of shots. The 1-minute 15-second long teaser starts with an intriguing narration and introduces us to Vijay's triple roles, and a glimpse of the film. The film marks Atlee's second successive collaboration with Vijay after last year's blockbuster Theri. The music of the movie is composed by Academy Award victor AR Rahman and the songs are already ruling the chartbusters.

The movie is bankrolled by Thenandal Films, and also stars SJ Suryah, Sathyaraj, Vadivelu and Kovai Sarala. That said, there's no hint of Kajal, Samantha or Nithya Menen in the teaser. The film is slated to release for Diwali, and we can not wait to see Vijay light of the screen up with his magical presence. Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad has written the screenplay for the film.

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