Mersal is now the highest grossing Tamil film in Kerala as it crosses 20 crores in the state!
Thalapathy Vijay’s latest outing Mersal continues to do good business in the box office. Releasing on October 17 as a grand Diwali film, Mersal opened to extraordinary response from the audience. The movie soon began a record breaking spree at the box office worldwide. As per trade experts, Mersal has already gone past the magical Rs 200 crore mark.
After almost 20 days of its release, Mersal has now become the highest grossing Tamil movie in Kerala. The movie has stormed past the Rs 20 crore mark in the state. Leading trade analyst Kaushik confirmed it by tweeting,
#Mersal crosses the 20CR gross mark in Kerala & is now the biggest ever Tamil grosser in the state. #MersalKerala
UNSTOPPABLE MERSAL STREAK
Vijay’s popularity in Kerala is on par with the big Ms and that has reflected on Mersal’s earnings as well. On the opening day itself, Mersal earned a whopping Rs 6.11 from Kerala. This Vijay starrer is placed second only to Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in the list of highest first day grossers in Kerala.
Mersal is a commercial mass entertainer in which Vijay plays a triple role as a village head, a doctor and a magician. It is a a regular revenge story that also lets out a very relevant social message about the medical facilities in our country. The movie caught nationwide attention after the ruling BJP demanded removal of scenes that allegedly criticized their schemes. BJP’s political pressure has not had any impact on the movie’s box office earnings but has only done a world of good as the audience thronged theaters in large numbers out of curiosity.
Director Atlee has jointly scripted the movie along with veteran KV Vijayendra Prasad and Ramana Girivasan. The film also stars Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha and SJ Suryah in important roles. This biggie is funded by Thenandal Film Studios.