Vijay is donning tripe role in the film titled Mersal directed by Atlee. Atlee is joining hands with Vijay for the second time. Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen, S. J. Suryah, Sathyaraj, Vadivelu, Sunil, Sathyan, Misha Ghoshal, Kovai Sarala, Yogi Babu, Hareesh Peradi, Rajendran, Cheenu Mohan and Shanmuga Singaram are starring in the film. A R Rahman is composing the music while G. K. Vishnu is handling the camera. Reuben is taking care of editing. N Ramasamy and Hema Rukmani are producing the film under the banner Thenandal Studios Limited.
The audio launch is to be held in a bravura manner on 20th August. It has been decided to release the film on Deepavali day. Once this announcement was made numerous film withdrew from the Deepavali race. When no other films are being released along with Mersal, now it has been announced that two films will be released for Deepavali.
One of the films is Hara Hara Mahadevaki, This film which has been produced by Studio Green has Gautham Karthik and Nikki Galrani in the lead roles. Another film which has been announced is Sollividava. This film has Arjun’s daughter in the lead role.
Though it was mentioned that Vikram’s Sketch could be released for Deepavali, there is no official announcement regarding this.