Sri Thenandal Films produced this Movie.
Director Atlee is another reason why Mersal could turn out to be a victor - apart from the phenomenal success of Theri, his other big hit was Raja Rani, a romantic comedy. The film Mersal was directed by Atlee. In fact, 8 out of his last 10 films-Kaavalan, Velayudham, Nanban, Thuppakki, Thalaivaa, Jilla, Kaththi, and Theri - turned out to be huge hits at the Box Office. The Atlee directorial, which has already made a pre-release business of nearly Rs 150 crore.
If the buzz in the industry is to go by director Atlee and Vijay are all set to team up for yet another film after Mersal.
The film is directed and written by Atlee, the film is co-written by S. Ramana Girivasan. The first half of the film said to be having some class elements whereas the second half as more of mass elements.
Here is a review that states that Mersal is a well-packaged family entertainer.
Another reason to watch out for Mersal will be the story penned by the legendary writer, K. Vijayendra Prasad. Looking at the advance booking trends so far, Mersal is all set to challenge all-time opening record of Rs. 6.27 crore set by SS Rajamouli blockbuster Baahubali: The Conclusion.
In September this year, the makers released a new poster that shows Vijay's character standing aside a bull with his wife and child seated next to him. The film had created good buzz before release and the fans are going insane to watch this film, the film will collect good bucks for the makers for sure. It stars Nithya Menen, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal, Vadivel and Kovai Sarala among others. Actor Vijay's one character is enough to make the film a hit and with three, it's just got us all interested.
It will be, indeed, interesting to see how convincingly Vijay has played three different roles in the same film. The posters that have been talked about incessantly by fans are the ones which feature Vijay as the panchayat head and as the magician.
Upon its teaser release, Mersal created history by becoming world's first film teaser to clock 1 million likes on YouTube.