Mersal is upcoming film which is going to release on 18th October 2017. This film may be based on the concept of jallikattu. Yes, you are right. This film is based on the concept of jallikattu. In this film directed by Atlee. Vijay is acting in three characters. The father Vijay has two sons he is constantly fighting for the rights of jallikattu. He Elder also fights for the rights of cattle breed. But his younger son who fights for PETA is against his brother and his father. At one stage his father was killed by his younger son for money. When elder son comes to know about this vengeance of his brother. He decides to take revenge on his brother.
Much like most of his films, Vijay plays to the gallery. His performance is very rarely benign. Since it’s a Vijay film, Mersal requires all the must-haves. The individual romantic tracks between Kajal Aggarwal and Samantha, who seemed to have shot for Mersal while filming Theri, derail the plot.
On the other hand, Nithya Menen as Srividya (also known for her ravishing eyes) never gives a disappointing performance. Why do filmmakers use her merely as a supporting artist? If it’s not inappropriate to say, AR Rahman’s score looks completely alien in Mersal, but that is overshadowed by GK Vishnu’s cinematography.
SJ Suryah in the shoes of doctor Daniel Arokiaraj is remarkable. In Tamil cinema, when it comes to villains; two names crop up immediately. Raghuvaran and Prakash Raj. Suryah carries this unusual aura within him. He can be a Raghuvaran or Raj and that’s a rarity. Watch out for the scene in the flashback portion, when he talks about cesarean and normal delivery. The presence of a terrific villain is what Vijay’s films have been missing all these years, be it Thuppakki, Kaththi or Theri.