The first look poster and the title of Vijay 61 aka MERSAL was revealed by the makers, Sri Thenandal Films, via social media amidst much fanfare. Directed by Atlee, MERSAL seems have Vijay play a farmer in the film going by the look of Thalapathy Vijay in the first look posters. Netizens and fans of Vijay have kicked off speculations about Vijay’s role and characterisation in the film.
Besides Vijay’s look in the film, the first look poster of MERSAL seems to has some other prominent elements too. The poster has bulls in the background which seems to have indirect connection with Jallikattu, which was a fighting point in the state of Tamil Nadu few months ago.
Font in the title of MERSAL seems to have been designed in the shape of a bull which is another connection to the Jallikattu protest that happened recently in Tamil Nadu.
The title of MERSAL also has Vijay’s crowned title as Thalapathy which earlier was Ilayathalapathy. Meaning junior commander-in-chief, Ilayathalapthy seems to have been now replaced with Thalapathy and making him the commander-in-chief for Tamil cinema.
With so many interesting points in the film, MERSAL will surely be the most awaited for film in the career of Vijay. MERSAL also features Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen playing female lead roles. The music of the film is being composed by music maestro A.R.Rahman and the audio album of the film will soon be released.
MERSAL is considered to be the most interesting film in Vijay’s career since the story of the film is written by Baahubali writer K. Vijayendra Prasad. Having given two blockbuster hits in Indian cinema – Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali – Vijayendra Prasad is now the most sought after writer in Indian cinema.