Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s Mersal is gearing up for a grand release worldwide on October 18, coinciding with the Deepavali celebrations. While the Censor board is yet to certify the film, it completed the censor formalities with British Board of Film Classification.
The British censor board has rated Mersal with 12A certificate, which means the audience above 12 years of age can view the film in theaters. The under 12 age group audience should be accompanied by an adult for watching the film in theaters. The official website of BBFC has revealed that Mersal has “moderate violence, injury detail, threat, infrequent strong language and 163 minutes run time.”
BBFC has also posted the synopsis of the film, which has been closely guarded by the filmmakers so far. The summary of the film reads thus: “MERSAL is a Tamil language action thriller in which a magician and a doctor attempt to expose the corruption at the heart of India’s medical industry.”
As far as we know, Mersal story unfolds in different time periods, in which Vijay plays three different roles. A doctor, a magician and a village leader from Madurai. The teaser of the film has become a big hit online by amassing more than 28 million views, besides becoming the most liked Indian film teaser on YouTube.
Mersal has cost more than Rs 100 crore for its producers, Sri Thenandal Films and it is helmed by director Atlee. It also stars Nithya Menen, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal, S J Suryah and Vadivel among others in the star cast. And Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman has scored music for the film.