Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s upcoming film Mersal is gearing up for a grand release this Diwali. The makers have started promotions across various platforms to make sure the film releases to an earth-shattering response in Tamil Nadu, where the film industry has stuck in a stalemate over the government’s double taxation.
Following the super success of its teaser, the filmmakers have released two brand new promos giving an introduction to all the characters played by Vijay. The 43-year-old actor apparently plays three different roles in the film, which was also pointed out in the teaser analysis by us earlier. Besides raking in over 26 million views, it also became the most liked Indian film teaser on YouTube.
One of the new promo videos is entirely dedicated to the central character of the film, a village leader based in Madurai. The promo video also packs a punch dialogue, where Vijay’s character talks about the great efforts and hardships that go into making a ‘good leader.’ That seems a very relevant dialogue in the light of the power vacuum in Tamil Nadu, where the government’s leadership is in serious crisis. If you weren’t aware, Vijay also has political ambitions.
Mersal title font style to “Aalaporaan Thamizhan” song all have suggested that the film deals with Jallikattu issue, which made international headlines and became an important event in national politics.
In another promo, we get to see the colourful part of the story, where Vijay can be seen romancing Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Kajal Aggarwal.
Mersal will also release simultaneously in Telugu as Adirindhi Telugu. It is the most expensive film in Vijay’s career, as it has cost over Rs 100 crore for the producers. It is the second consecutive outing of director Atlee with Vijay. The actor-director duo had delivered a blockbuster last year called Theri, so obviously, the expectations are sky high.
Actor SJ Suriyah, who managed to terrify the audience with his evil act in Spyder, plays the main antagonist in the film. It also has seasoned actors like Sathyaraj, Kovai Sarala, Vadivelu among others. Nithya Menen plays one of the female leads.