After the stupendous success of Theri, Vijay had joined hands once again with Atlee in the film Mersal. This 61st film of Vijay is being produced by Thenandal Studios Limited. For the first time Vijay is donning triple roles in this film directed by Attlee. Kajal Agarwal, Samantha and Nithya Menon are the heroines of Mersal. Sathyaraj, S J Suryah and Vadivelu are donning important roles.
A R Rahman is composing the music while G. K. Vishnu is handling the camera. Reuben is taking care of editing. Mersal was released on 18th on the occasion of Deepavali. This film has turned out to be a blockbuster. It was earlier decided to release the Telugu version titled Adirindhi on 19th October. Since the film is yet to be censored the release date has been postponed to 27th October.