The makers of Vijay’s upcoming Diwali release, Mersal, have released a special teaser poster of the film in anticipation of tomorrow’s eagerly awaited teaser, and it’s nothing short of a royal treat for every Thalapathy fan. Showcasing his inimitable swag, the poster has Vijay in his village character persona (he plays three roles in the film), with one hand over a bull and an ethnically striking Nithya Menen seated beside him along with their baby in her arms. Check it out below:
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September 19, 2017
Along with being a spectacular treat prior to the launch of the teaser tomorrow, the poster also offers valuable insight into Vijay’s rural character. For starters, it’s evident that the bull in the poster plays a pivotal role to the plot, otherwise who normally takes a bull along for a photoshoot. Secondly, Vijay and Nithya can be seen only with one child in the poster, indicating that either the second son is yet to be born (Vijay’s three roles in the film constitute that of a father and his twin sons), or he was separated at birth oblivious to his parent’s knowledge.
However, the poster also floats a third theory that, maybe, Mersal could have Vijay playing only two characters, where the son doubles up as both a magician and doctor (two of Vijay’s roles in the film) as per the demands of the plot. Perhaps, tomorrow’s teaser will shed more light on this subject.
Mersal also stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Kajal Aggarwal in pivotal roles and has been directed by Atlee of Theri fame (which had also starred Vijay). It’s all set to release on 18th October 2017 for the occasion of Diwali.
Image Source: Sri Thenandal Films