Vijay's Mersal first look revealed; film to be released on Diwali this year
The makers of actor Vijay's next Tamil film, on Wednesday, unveiled the film's title and first look on the eve of the actor's birthday.
Directed by Atlee, the film has been titled Mersal, and it is gearing up for a Diwali release. The film marks Atlee's reunion with Vijay after last year's Tamil blockbuster Theri.
Atlee, on 21 June, took to Twitter and released the first look along with a special birthday message for Vijay.
— atlee (@Atlee_dir) June 21, 2017
Vijay plays a triple role in the film, which is bankrolled by Sri Thenandal Studios. The three roles feature him as a panchayat head, a doctor and a magician.
The film also stars Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu as the three leading ladies. Actors S.J. Surya, Sathyaraj and Vadivelu will reportedly play key roles in the film.
Mersal, written by K.V. Vijayendra Prasad and produced by Sri Thenandal Films, will have the Mozart of Madras - AR Rahman - donning the music director's cap. The album is reported to be launched in August, says The Hindu.
“About 65% of the film has been completed, including two songs; one each with Nithya Menen and Kajal Aggarwal. Samantha has already joined the team in Chennai and the film will be completed before July-end, in three more schedules,” a source told IANS.
In the first-look poster, Vijay looks enthusiastically ready to take on the bulls in Jallikattu (traditional bull fighting festival). The bull fighting images at the background sets that idea. The title literally means stunned and the actor and it looks like 'Ilayathalapathy'- as his fans adorably call him - Vijay is all set to stun his fans and audience, as reported by The Indian Express.
(With inputs from IANS)