Mersal Review

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Review by : Suresh
Starring
Vijay, Nithya Menon, Samantha, Kajal Aggarwal, S. J. Surya
Direction
Atlee
Music
A. R. Rahman
Production
Sri Thenandal Films

Vijay's Mersal speaks about everything from demonetization to racism, to his entry to politics. It would satisfy a die-hard fan of Vijay would want. Director Atlee reminds one of Kamal Haasan's Aboorva Sagodharargal. 

Mersal is about two sons who come together to take revenge on those behind the killing of their father. Add to it a crusade by one of the protagonist against medical mafia. Punchlines and some action scenes besides colorful song sequences make up the rest. Credits to Vijay, for he shoulders the major burden in his typical style. 

More a political statement for nearly two and half hours, the movie features Vijay in triple roles. A father and his two sons. As it happens, there is Daniel (S J Suryah), a greedy doctor who kills father Vetrimaran aka Thalapthy.

His sons Vettri (Vijay), a magician and Maran (doctor) now plan ways and means to defeat Daniel.Meanwhile there is Kajal Agarwal, Samantha who romance the two Vijays respectively. Nithya Menen hogs more screen space. Vadivelu connects past and present in the lives of Vettri and Maran, while Sathyaraj [plays a tough cop.

The highlight of the movie is that Vijay as mewgician walks away with all honours.Music by A R Rahman is movie's strength.The soings Aalapiran Thamizhan is celebrated by Vijay fans, while George's camersa is bright and beautiful.

The second half is lengthy. But for all, Mersal makes an entertaining watch thanks to Vijay.

Mersal - At his best


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