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.
The film which was released for Deepavali after crossing numerous hurdles has now become a blockbuster. Since Vijay has a good market in Telugu, this film has been dubbed in Telugu with the title Adirindhi. It was earlier decided to release the film on 19th October. Since the film was not censored, the release was postponed. Now the film has been censored and certified with U/A certificate. Now it has been decided to release the film on 27th October.