MoviesTamil Movies

Mersal Review

U/A Action, Mystery, Thriller 2 hrs 47 mins Oct 18, 2017





Mersal Review & Rating


Vijay's most awaited movie 'Mersal' hit the screens today amidst huge buzz and high expectations. As this is Vijay's second collaboration with 'Theri' director Atlee, there's a lot of curiosity surrounding the film and let's see whether the movie lives up to the expectations or not. The story begins with few doctors being kidnapped and murdered one by one and a doctor is arrested as the police suspect him. Is he the real culprit behind those murders, if yes what is his intention in doing so must be seen on the big screen. The story has a lot of potential to make a perfect entertaining thriller and Atlee is mostly successful in doing so.

Rating 3.5 from  indiatimes

However, the director doesn't disappoint when it comes to his hero. He gives all the three charac...

Read On indiatimes >

Coming to performances, it is Vijay's one-man show right from the scene one. He had three different roles to play in the film and did justice to each of them and though he has never tried roles like a magician and a doctor he excels in portraying them. He even performed magician tricks on his own which is a testimony to his dedication and passion towards cinema. Coming to action and mass scenes, he was at ease and performed them effortlessly. Nithya Menen has done a superb job once again and proved why she is regarded as one of the finest actors we have. Samantha and Kajal performed well within their limits and SJ Suryah did justice to his role.

Rating 2.75 from  behindwoods

Mersal has its moments, but if you remove Vijay’s name from the list, it would not have been a go...

Read On behindwoods >

On the technical front, Mersal scores big as it consists some big names of the industry like A.R. Rahman, GK Vishnu, Ruben etc. A.R Rahman's music is one of the major highlights of the film and his background score elevates the film to the next level. The songs in the first half are a treat to listen and watch. Thanks to some amazing cinematography from GK Vishnu who excellently captures various moods of the film. He has done a fantastic job in few crucial scenes like the introduction scene and the pre-interval scene. Ruben has done a decent job as he could've trimmed the runtime a little bit, nevertheless, his crisp cuts and editing skills make things better while watching 170 minutes long movie.

Rating 3.75 from  moviecrow

Vijay is at his charismatic best. Mersal is arguably Vijay's s best commercial all-arou...

Read On moviecrow >

Using the brilliant story provided by K.V. Vijayendra Prasad and the mass image of Vijay, Atlee made a perfect commercial entertainer with negligible flaws here and there. The runtime is the main culprit in this action drama which otherwise would've been a perfect Diwali gift for Vijay's fans and mass audience. Vijay's performance and high-quality technical team make Mersal a must watch film for this festival weekend.

Rating 3.25 from  onlykollywood

Toting up, 'Mersal' is surely a winner and a proper festival outing for family audiences, apart f...

Read On onlykollywood >

Verdict: Don't miss this high voltage commercial entertainer from Vijay!

Mersal Critic Reviews

Mersal User Reviews

  • 'Hemanath Smsh'

    18 Oct 17 @ 4:00 PM

  • Vishnu

    18 Oct 17 @ 3:26 PM

  • Mohd

    15 Jan 19 @ 10:02 PM

    I really happy.....after long time i saw a Apporva sagodharargal in High quality thank u director atlee for rerelease the movie

Mersal Live Updates & Public Talk

'Mersal' is one of the most anticipated movies of the year in Tamil cinema and it has hit the screens passing many obstacles like theater strikes, objections from Animal welfare board etc. In places of Tamilnadu, early morning shows happened and as the first half of the film finished, many critics and audience took it to Twitter to post their opinions. Here, take a look at Mersal Public Talk, Live Updates, and Tweet Reviews.

"Mersal' is getting positive response from the critics and audience as they are raving about Vijay's performance and Atlee's direction. Here are few Tweets on Mersal from the audience.

Positive reports continue to pour in for Mersal and as the early shows come to an end, we can now more Tweets from the general audience who are sharing their experience after watching the film.

Stay tuned for more!

Mersal Preview

What is it about?
'Mersal' is an action entertainer coming in the combination of Vijay and director Atlee who together delivered a blockbuster like 'Theri' in 2016. This one is one of the most awaited movies of Kollywood as it has music by the legendary AR Rahman and also features top actress of South India like Samantha, Kajal, and Nithya Menon. Going by the teaser, the film is about the nativity of Tamil Nadu and has something to do with politics as well and it will be interesting to see how Vijay pulls off two distinct roles.
What to expect?

  • Vijay's Mass Show

Vijay is known for his mass action scenes and 'Mersal' teaser promises loads of such scenes in the film. As Vijay will be seen in two roles, there will be a lot of scope for his performance and it will be a treat to watch for Vijay's fans. Vijay shares superb chemistry with Samantha and we can expect the same in this film as well.

  • AR Rahman's Terrific Music

As we all know the music of 'Mersal' is a huge hit among music lovers and we have to wait and see how they look on big screen. AR Rahman gave a glimpse of his terrific background score in the teaser and one can expect the same from him for the film as well.

  • Strong Technical Team

Atlee has proved that he can make simple stories turn into blockbusters with 'Raja Rani' and 'Theri' and this time he has the story by one of the best writers of India, K. Vijayendra Prasad. So, we can surely expect a Blockbuster film from him. Production values from 'Sri Thenandal Films' are high and the teaser promises rich visuals.