The teaser for Vijay’s next film Mersal, directed by Atlee is out now and it is turning heads. The lead actor Vijay will be appearing in three different roles in this film. The film casts the gorgeous and talented Nithya Menon, Samantha, and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles. Along with these ladies, veteran actors like Sathyaraj, S J Surya, and Vadivelu are also roped in for supporting roles. The music for the film is composed by A R Rahman.
The film’s story is co-written by S Ramana, Girivasan, Atlee, and reputable Telugu writer Vijayendra Prasad, who provided stories for prestigious films like Baahubali series, Bajarangi Bhaijaan, etc. Vijay had learned Magic tricks from renowned magicians like Gogo Requiem, Raman Sharma, and Dani Belev for the role of a Magician in the film. The film which began production in February 2017, is the 100th film of Thenandal Studios Limited. The film is also special for the actor Vijay and the music director A R Rahman as it marks their 25th year in the film industry.
The teaser opens with a powerful dialogue from Vijay which says, “the fire that you set will seek for you to be on fire, the Karma that you have sowed is waiting to slice you”. None of the female lead is seen on screen for the entire length of the teaser though Vijay is seen in three different roles one of a magician, one vigorously working out and another one that of a villager. The actor looks astonishingly young and handsome at the same time. The film is slated for release at the time of Diwali.