Vijay’s Mersal beats Vivegam to set a new first day record!!
Amidst huge fan fare Thalapathy Vijay’s Mersal hit screens worldwide last day. This Atlee directorial came in with massive pre-release hype. And staying true to the expectations, the movie has taken a fantastic opening in centres all across the globe.
According to latest reports from trade analysts, the movie has set a new opening day record in the Chennai city box office. Mersal has shattered the existing record held by Vivegam. While the Ajith starrer managed to gross Rs 1.21 crores, Mersal has earned a whopping Rs 1.52 crores. After Vivegam it was Rajinikanth’s Kabali (1.12) and Vijay’s Theri (1.05).
Leading trade analyst Kaushik has tweeted that the movie has most probably set a new record in the overall TN box office. But the official figures are yet to be announced officially. It is expected to be released by today afternoon.
Mersal is a complete mass entertainer that has all commercial ingredients one would expect from a star vehicle. It is a kind of film that families would like to watch during this festive season. Though the movie follows the usual commercial formula, Mersal is a paisa vasool mass entertainer that appeals to audience of all age groups.
Vijay plays a triple role in the film and three female leads – Nithya Menen, Samantha and Kajal Aggarwal are paired opposite him. SJ Suryah plays the antagonist while Sathyaraj, Vadivelu, Kaali Venkat, Kovai Sarala and Harish Perady play supporting roles.
Apart from the star-studded cast, the movie has some big names in the technical department as well. Oscar winner AR Rahman has handled the music department and Baahuabli’s co-writer Vijayendra Prasad has helmed the movie’s screenwriting along with Atlee and Ramana Girivasan.
Popular production house Sri Thenandal Films has funded this high profile project, which incidentally is also their 100th venture. Mersal is sure to give a historic success for this banner.