Mersal has music by AR Rahman and it is believed to be the most expensive film for the makers.

Kerala rights of Vijays Mersal sold for record price of Rs 7 crore
Flix Entertainment Friday, July 28, 2017 - 15:30

Vijay’s Mersal is gearing up for a big release this Diwali. Coming after the mega success of Theri, this second-time collaboration from Vijay and Atlee has made all the right noise so far. With the film’s theatrical rights being sold for record prices across regions, its Kerala theatrical rights have been snapped up for a whopping Rs. 7 crore, making it the biggest buy for a Vijay starrer.

In the film, Vijay will appear in three different roles — a panchayat head, a doctor and a magician. The actor’s comic timing will be brought on screen through the magician’s role. His portions are intended to evoke laughter and lighten up the mood, according to reliable sources. As the Panchayat head, sporting a twirled moustache, Vijay will be seen in the period portion. Those portions were completed in Chennai and Rajasthan. It’s set in the 80s with a rural backdrop.

Nithya Menen essays his pair in the retro portion. It’s for the first time in his career Vijay will be seen playing triple roles including that of a father and two sons. The film, currently in its post-production stage, was shot across various exotic locations in Europe in a month-long schedule.

Being bankrolled by Sri Thenandal Studios, Mersal has music by AR Rahman and it is believed to be the most expensive film for the makers. The film also stars actor-filmmaker SJ Suryah as an antagonist, apart from Kajal Aggarwal and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in key roles.

 

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