Mersal movie release live updates: Early reviews, fan reaction, box office opening & more

Follow all the live updates and reactions on the release of Atlee's Mersal, starring Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu Kajal Aggarwal S J Suryah and Nithya Menen.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2017 11:30 am
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Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s’s much-awaited film Mersal hits the screens today. Vijay will be playing a triple role in Mersal, which is said to deal with corruption in India’s medical industry. According to reports, he plays a doctor, magician and a village leader. Mersal has faced several issues on its way to the big screen: a title row, a petition against excessive pricing, a strike and confusion about the censor certificate. But now the makers and Vijay’s fans can heave a sigh of relief as the issues have been resolved. After no new releases in Tamil Nadu theaters for the last two weeks, Mersal’s release is excepted to revive the Kollywood box office as there are no other big releases on Diwali.

Follow all the live updates and reactions on the release of Vijay’s Mersal here:

11:25 am: Popular Kollywood PRO Nikkil tweeted, “#Mersal is a complete pack of Amazing Screenplay, Excellent Visuals, Superb Stunts, Social issue. @actorvijay @Atlee_dir Combo Done it Again.”

10:50 am: Other Kollywood releases like Meyaadha Maan and Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2 struggle to find screens in the wake of Mersal’s release.

10:25 am: Fans are thronging theaters to watch Vijay’s latest release:

9:50 am: Mersal will be showcased in 123 screens in Malaysia.

9:30 am: Kollywood stars are excited about the release of Mersal:

9:15 am: Reports suggest Mersal has earned over Rs 150 crore even before its release.

9 am: Talking about Vijay, Mersal actor S J Suryah had earlier said, “Mersal will be a testimony to Vijay’s star power. You’ll see a brand new Vijay in the film.”

8:40 am: Mersal is reportedly releasing in 295 screens in Kerala.

8:25 am: Fans are going gaga over Vijay’s Mersal:

8:10 am: Vijay’s flashback oozes mass in each frame

8 am: Fans celebrate the release of Mersal.

7:45 am: Mersal, reportedly, has crossed thes $300K mark at the US box office.

7:30 am: Things look good so far for Vijay’s Mersal:

7:15 am: Reports suggest Adhirindi, the Telugu version of Mersal, has not received the censor board clearance. The release date of Adhirindi is still awaited.

7:00 am: Here’s a sneak peek at Mersal:

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