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Mersal (2017)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Fantasy | 10 November 2017 (USA)
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A magician and a doctor attempt to expose the corruption at the heart of India's medical industry.

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Maaran, a sincere doctor who fights against corruption and Vettri a magician who is out for a revenge. Both of them are estranged brothers and once they come together, they get to know about their common enemy, Daniel, who had killed their father and mother.

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The teaser video of mersal has gone viral raking in more than 1 million likes to become the world's most liked film teaser on YouTube. The record was earlier held by Ajith's Vivegam with 599k likes. See more »

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Right after Dr. Arjun Zachariah's (Hareesh Peradi) murder during the magic show, Maniya (Sathyan) says "The murderer has to certainly be a doctor who knows magic or a magician who knows medicine". However, the murder was committed by Vetri (Vijay) who is a Magician who does not know medicine. See more »

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Ignoring some logical loopholes and the film's length, the film is surely one of the best mass masala entertainer from Vijay and Kollywood in recent times.
20 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Watched Mersal on First Day !! Ignoring some logical loopholes and the film's length, the film is surely one of the best mass masala entertainer from Vijay and Kollywood in recent times.

Pros: Performances b all characters,Characterization for each and everyone,Cinematography,Action Sequences,Emotional dialogues, Climax,Screenplay(maintained a slow but nice pace),Social Messages,Music and Editing.

Cons: Length and Loopholes

3 hours is a bit too much for any film.There are some logical loopholes but the best part about them is, you will only realize their existence after the film ends.

Cinematography is colorful(giving the tone for the film)and each frame is crystal-clear.It is done by GK.Vishnu.He makes his debut via Mersal.Action Sequences are very good, which includes magic tricks.They are interesting to watch.ARR songs are the best and the BGM is divine at times, esp. emotional scenes . Performances are very good, especially Vijay, Nithya Menen and Kaali Venkat's performances are very good. Kaali Venkat once again proves that he can also do character roles.Social messages in this film are very relevant to the current state of India.They also raise awareness about medical corruption in India.

Final note: Though the film's story is old,it's presentation makes it a treat to watch.TREAT A REAL TREAT TO WATCH !!!!!!


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