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Mersal Movie Review

Tollywood | Published:October 24, 2017, 4:34 PM IST | Updated:October 25, 2017, 11:01 AM IST

Mersal Movie Review

Movie: Adirindi/Mersal

Director : Atlee

Banner: Sri Thenandal Films

Music: A. R. Rahman

Cast : Vijay, Samantha Akkineni, Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menen, S. J. Surya, Vadivelu, Sathyaraj
Rating :  3/5

Editor Review

Mersal Movie Review :

Ilayathalapathy Vijay joined hands with his Theri director Atlee for the second time with Mersal. The movie has already hit the theaters and winning the hearts of audiences. Let’s see the storyline.


Story: Mersal begins with the kidnapping of a few individuals and the arrest of an International award winning   Dr Maaran (Vijay).  The investigating officer Rathnavel (Sathyaraj) believes that Dr. Maaran is the mastermind. At the interrogation it is revealed that many murders have been committed and all from the medical profession. The investigative officer is also confused why the doctor surrendered so easily and learns about the existence of  Vetri (Vijay) a magician, who uses the doctor's identity and targets a medical business magnate Daniel (S.J.Surya).   Why do the magician and businessman want to kill each other? How is Vetri- the magician connected to  Doctor Maaran and what does he want? To know these answer, one should watch the movie on silver screen.


Plus Points:

  • Vijay’s Triple role
  • BGM
  • Cinematography
  • Production Value
  • Message

 Minus Points:

  • Lengthy flashback
  • Editing

 Performance: Vijay is terrific in the film. He plays  triple roles Magician Vetri , Doctor Maaran and Vetrimaran. The crying scene in the hospital showcases the true range of Vijay’s performance as an actor. As Vijay plays a magician in the film and magic is also  highlighted.  He has portrayed the emotions of the character in a superb way. His performance, way of dialogue delivery, body language and  expression are mind blowing. Compared to other leading ladies Samantha Ruth Prabhu aka Samantha Akkineni  (Tara) and Kajal Aggarwal, (Anu Pallavi) the role played by Nithya Menen (Aishwarya Vetrimaaran),  is far more powerful. She plays the wife of Vetrimaran and the mother of Veri and Maran. Sathyaraj plays Ratnavel, an investigating officer and he performs well. The performance of S J Suryah is highlighted in the second part during the flashback scenes. His character is portrayed as a greedy but visionary doctor. He plays his role with conviction and it is convincing. Rest of the cast perform accordingly.


Technical: The storyline of Mersal is impressive. Jallikattu , self-immolation, hero-worship, S Anitha-  the daughter of a daily wage labourer, hanged herself, all of these and more latest events and trends make their way right at the beginning of Mersal.  It is a revenge drama concentrates on cleaning up corruption in the medical system. Music by Oscar Award winning music director AR Rahman is highlighted. His music is in tune with the proceedings . Cinematography by GK Vishnu is top notch and Editing by Ruben is ok but there are number of unwanted scenes in the film with huge drags. The choreography of songs is colorful. Atlee’s direction is impressive. Screenplay is good. The dialogues are impressive. The dialogues in Mersal take several jabs at the GST. Vijay is juxtaposed with late chief minister MG Ramachandran several times.  Vijay remarks that while a country like Singapore charges just 7 percent GST and provides free healthcare, India, which has high GST rates, can’t afford to do the same, is highlighted. The scene that resembles a press conference of sorts also includes a reference to government hospitals not having oxygen cylinders, which is being seen as a comment on the recent Gorakhpur tragedy.

Analysis: Overall  Mersal is  a good masala entertainer. There are also many loose ends in the story and unexplained questions. For example, how come the only and the biggest hospital in the village was deserted on one fateful night? How bloody violent crime goes unnoticed? In all three roles Vijay connects to his fans strongly and also conveys his political stand boldly.  Each frame, dialogue, action and reaction celebrates the actor, and what he does best.  It is out and out one man show of ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay.

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