Actor Vijay’s latest release ‘Mersal’ is having a great run at the box office worldwide and doing some great some business for the makers. Latest reports reveal that ‘Mersal’ has grossed approximately INR 225 crores at the box office and this number is said to be worldwide. ‘Mersal’ is now the fastest Tamil film to gross INR 200 crores and stands as the biggest film in Vijay’s career. Directed by Atlee, ‘Mersal’ released during the Diwali season this year despite facing few hurdles before the release. ‘Mersal’, besides Vijay, features Samantha Akkineni, Kajal Agarwal and Nithya Menen as the leading ladies.
Also, Mersal grossed an all-time record collection at the premiere shows in the US which stand at $350k, even before the release. This is a record for a Non-Rajinikanth film in the US and the best ever in Vijay’s career. Day 1 collections of Mersal in Chennai alone stod at approximately INR 1.5 crore, which is the highest for any South Indian film. The previous highest grossers were Ajith’s Vivegam at INR 1.21 crore and Kabali at INR 1.12 crore. Mersal beats all these records and is the highest grosser in Chennai. Mersal was released in more than 3000 screens worldwide which is the highest ever for a Vijay’s film.
Mersal also featured SJ Suryah as the antagonist and was well appreciated by audience and critics for his performance in the film. The music of Mersal is composed by A.R.Rahman and the album of the film is a hit and the song ‘Aalaporan Tamizhan’ becoming one of the biggest hits in Tamil cinema.