If film can set record even after film release means then it should be 'Mersal'
Mersal is creating records from time to time even when they released first look, twitter emoji, teaser, aalaporan tamizhan single & even after release whole country took a look on GST ISSUE & now it being telecasted in Zee Tamil on ocassion of Pongal & already whole tamilnadu glued to the channel there is no doubt in creating new TRP records to make more special for the first time in television history channel played Aalaporan Tamizhan song for twice & this should be first kind during a movie premiere & it added extra celebration among thalapathy fans Mersal is the film where it should be noted it is celebrated in two festival season from Diwali to Pongal.
Watch 'Police 2'!This is a must-watch for fans of both actors - watch them take on Aravind Swamy and Arun Vijay, the villains in this video.
Ajith and Vijay are undoubtedly among the biggest stars in the Tamil film industry today. Both actors have an enormous fanbase and although they share a friendly relationship with each other, their fans are forever at each other's throats.
The release of every film is accompanied by trolling from the other camp. But what if Ajith and Vijay came together for a cop film? And even better, what if it also starred Arvind Swamy and Arun Vijay?
With some slick editing by Gokul Venkat, this video put together by GV Media Works (GV Prakash) is titled Police 2. The video has scenes from Theri, Yennai Arindhal, Jilla and Thani Oruvan. The film has both Ajith and Vijay playing cops and one shot even has both of them together! This is sure to give fans from both camps goosebumps as they hit back at the goons.
Arun Vijay and Aravind Swamy play the villains who are pitched against the two cops. The last sequence has Arun Vijay targeting Ajith and Vijay coming in to the latter's aid. The film ends with Arun Vijay running and the words 'To Be Continued' appearing on screen, even as he vows to take revenge.
The video has garnered over 7 lakh hits and several users have appreciated the team's efforts to bring together two of Tamil Nadu's most loved stars.
In 2017, both Ajith and Vijay had released a press statement asking fans not to indulge in abuse. However, their releases last year - Vivegam as well as Mersal and Bairavaa saw fans from either camp unleashing memes and negative reviews as soon as the films hit the screens.
The city police have registered a FIR against the actor-director on charges of hurting religious beliefs.
Chennai: Actor Vijay’s father, S.A. Chandrasekhar is in the soup for his comments hurting religious sentiments during a public function in the city recently.
The city police have registered a FIR against the actor-director on charges of hurting religious beliefs. The FIR was registered based on a complaint by VG Narayanan of Hindu Makkal Munnani — a fringe religious outfit.
Police said that Chandrasekhar made a comment during the audio release function of an yet to be released movie wherein he stated that offering money to temple hundial in Tirupati amounts to bribery.
The video of his speech, made on December 22 was shared widely in online platforms after which the complaint was filed, police sources said.
In his complaint, Narayanan said the director had no business or right to comment on religious beliefs of a community.
Virugambakkam Police have registered FIR under section 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).
This is not the first time Hindu outfits had taken an opposition to Chandrasekhar.
When his son, actor Vijay’s last release Mersal ran into controversy regards to comments about GST and Demonetisation in the movie, state BJP leaders condemned it. BJP National secretary H Raja went a step ahead and shared a picture of the voter ID of actor, which has his name as Joseph Vijay, intending that he is against BJP because he is a Christian. Chandrasekhar appeared in front of TV channels on behalf of his actor son to salvage the situation.
The film takes a jibe at Lakshmy's 'Solvathellam Unmai' and also has a dialogue - "A good film Vijay has acted in? Which one is that?"
Tamil film Aruvi has opened to rave reviews and great word of mouth. However, not everyone is happy.
Actor, director and TV show host Lakshmy Ramakrishnan has taken umbrage to the film since it takes a jibe at her show Solvathellam Unmai. The film has actor Lakshmi Gopalaswamy playing a TV show host for a programme called Solvathellam Sathyam. The host is shown to be insensitive and hypocritical.
Lakshmy Ramakrishnan took to Twitter to express her displeasure about how the film allegedly portrays her and the TV show. She asked if the director or anyone from his family had appeared on Solvathellam Unmai to know so much about the show.
In the film, Aruvi is a HIV positive person who is mistreated by the TV show host. Lakshmy tweeted that many such persons had participated on the show, suggesting that they were treated with respect and not how the film had portrayed it. She also said that Aruvi was a "feminist film made by cheap & personal attacks on another woman."
She further said that while Slumdog Millionaire had based a part of the film on Amitabh Bachchan's game show, people were not made to think that this was how the show runs. She also challenged the makers of the film to face her on camera and answer her queries.
Lakshmy asserted that she was doing her work with social responsibility and that it was wrong to "belittle and demean" her for it.
This is not for the first time that Lakshmy has been upset at how the show has been represented on screen. The RJ Balaji-GV Prakash film Kadavul Irukan Kumaru also mocked Solvathellam Unmai, angering the actor-director.
Meanwhile, Aruvi has also drawn flak from Vijay fans for a scene that mocks the actor's films – the dialogue, "A good film that Vijay has acted in? Which one is that?" has irked some of them who've claimed that it was unnecessary for the film to take such a potshot at their star.
They have alleged that Aruvi is a copy of an Egyptian film Asmaa while others have said it is not so.
The producer of the film, SR Prabhu of Dream Warrior Pictures, tweeted that Aruvi was made purely to promote love and humanity and that the film had no intention of offending anyone. "Nevertheless, we apologise if we have hurt anyone," he said.
SREEKAR PRASAD HAS WORKED WITH MURUGADOSS IN PROJECTS SUCH AS THUPPAKKI AND SPYDER.
After delivering blockbusters such as Thuppakki and Kaththi, filmmaker AR Murugadoss and actor Vijay are teaming up for the third time for Thalapathy 62and the project is likely to roll from December this year, reliable sources have confirmed. While it has already been confirmed that Girish Gangadharan, the young lensman whose recent work includes Kali and Solo, has been signed on for the project, it has been learnt that well-known editor Sreekar Prasad, who has worked with Murugadoss in projects such as Thuppakki and Spyder, is also part of the project. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised soon.
Sun Pictures, best known for producing Rajinikanth’s Enthiran, will bankroll the project on a lavish budget. Double Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman is in talks with the makers of the film even while Anirudh Ravichander and GV Prakash Kumar, both known for their successful collaboration with Vijay in films such as Kaththi and Theri respectively, are also said to be in discussions to join the project.
The yet-untitled film was supposed to happen even before Theri, but for reasons unknown it was delayed and is finally taking shape. During the release of Akira, his last Hindi outing, Murugadoss had confirmed that a project with Vijay is on the cards. In 2013, he had also tweeted that he will be reuniting with Vijay and he is thrilled about it. It’s tipped to be another action entertainer from Murugadoss, who who is under tremendous pressure to deliver following the debacle of SPYder, his bilingual film with Mahesh Babu. Murugadoss is currently giving final touches to the script which is tipped to be an action entertainer.
All eyes are on Thalapathy 62 as the combination of Vijay and Murugadoss has set the bar very high. Two of Vijay's best films in recent years have come from Murugadoss and it naturally has built high anticipation around their next project. It is believed that the project is being planned as a Diwali 2018 release. It might even come earlier if completed on time. Otherwise, the makers will look for a very good festival release date. Banking in the phenomenal success of Mersal, Vijay will be hoping to continue his winning streak with this project.
A petition was on Monday filed in the Madras High Court for a direction to revoke the censor certificate issued for 'Mersal.'
Chennai: A petition was on Monday filed in the Madras High Court for a direction to revoke the censor certificate issued for Vijay-starrer Tamil movie, 'Mersal'.
The petitioner, advocate A Ashvathaman, alleged that the film was full of "wrong propaganda about India and fake dialogues and scenes which obviously leads to misconception about the new taxation system of India and the Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017 to the viewers."
"No picture shall be certified for public exhibition which will lower the moral standards of those who see it and the prevailing laws shall not be so ridiculed as to create sympathy for violation of such laws," he said.
The petitioner sought a direction from the court to revoke the censor certificate issued to the film besides an interim stay on the public exhibition of the movie.
The movie, released on October 18, has kicked up a row with the BJP's Tamil Nadu unit taking exception to references about GST in the movie.
The BJP had objected to what it termed were "untruths" regarding the GST in the film and wanted dialogues on the central taxation to be deleted.
However, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, senior party leader P Chidambaram, DMK working president M K Stalin, veteran star Kamal Haasan and a host of Tamil cinema industry representatives have come out in support of the film crew on the issue.
THE TRICK IS TO BALANCE THE "MASS" MOMENTS WITH GOOD CONTENT.
In Tamil cinema, writing a good screenplay for a huge star is a herculean task. On one side, you have to play to the gallery to please the actor’s ardent fans. At the same time, you need to have enough going to keep other viewers engaged. But unfortunately, most times, the makers end up giving us the “been there, seen it umpteen times” feeling.
Let’s take some of the movies of such stars in recent times. Movies like Theri and Vedalam still carry the “predictable” Baasha hangover in which the hero has a past that many are not aware of. Kabali brought out the actor in Rajnikanth after a while but failed to give the thrills you expect from his movies. Singam 2 and 3 didn’t have anything new to offer like the first film did.
A lot of movies do not even try.
In the last five years of Tamil cinema, two instances that come to mind when a superstar movie offered immense repeat value would be Thuppakki and Kaththi. Both were Vijay movies. Both had A.R Murugadoss at the helm of screenplay and dialogues along with direction.
Kaththi completed 3 years on October 22nd. Thuppakki would complete 5 years this November 13th. Here is a look at various nuances in the screenwriting of A.R Murugadoss that make these two movies great entertainers:
Be imaginative: In Thuppakki, when Jagadish (Vijay) finds out that the sleeper cell has planned to detonate bombs at 12 places in Mumbai at the same time, he gets the help of his eleven army friends, gives directions to them over phone and kills all the sleeper agents.
In Kaththi, when Chirag (Neil Nitin Mukesh) sends 50 men to get rid of Kathiresan (Vijay), he asks his friend to quickly switch off and switch on the mains whenever he flips a coin – a trick that lets him attack the men when they cannot see him.
There is a good chance that this is not how you expected these heroes to handle the situations. The central theme of these movies doesn’t deviate from the protagonist who is a saviour of the community. But Murugadoss’s success lies in writing sequences like these that viewers haven’t seen before. It keeps them guessing.
Consistent one-upmanship between Villain and Hero: A villain who thinks one step ahead of the hero – that is as rare a sight as could be in a Tamil superstar movie. In Thuppakki, until the short brain freeze in the climax where he decides to take Vijay one-on-one, the sleeper cell leader (played by Vidyut Jammwal) gave us one of the cleverest bad guys Tamil cinema has ever produced.
The character interestingly didn’t even have a name in the movie.
In a sequence that showcases the villain’s skills, he gets pretty close to narrowing down the group of people who killed his men just from the dress they were wearing that day. When the hero hacks into his kidnap plan and sends his sister as one of the hostages, the cat and mouse game between them gets really exciting.
Kaththi might not have had a villain as well etched out as Thuppakki. But even he could give the hero some serious headaches when he faked the signatures of 2300 villagers in support of the factory- those who couldn't come to India and deny the claim.
Dialogues that resonate with viewers: In Thuppakki, when his friend asks Jagadish why he needed to give up his life to kill the villain, he replies –“If those who want to kill thousands of people are ready to sacrifice their lives, why can’t we sacrifice ours too to protect people”.
In Kaththi, during the press conference, Kathiresan asks –“When we are hungry thrice a day, we remember food. But have we thought about the farmers who give us that food any day?”
Entertainment was obviously the first priority of these movies. But both Thuppakki and Kaththi could also make us think about our soldiers and farmers respectively while our eyes were on the screen. What helped the cause were such well written dialogues.
Well placed whistle worthy moments: Now regardless of all other factors, Murugadoss doesn’t forget the most important thing in a superstar movie – produce the whistle worthy moments. He doesn't mind waiting to create these moments.
Kaththi saw a deviation from the usual routine of having a hero perform a fight immediately after he is introduced. The first fight doesn’t happen until the two foreign ladies arrive in disguise to attack Kathiresan and we were treated to one of Vijay’s finest choreographed stunt sequences.
In Thuppakki, when Jagadish finally reaches the location where his sister is kidnapped, you first see the dog and then hear a gunshot. Vijay then slowly emerges out of the smoke with Harris Jayaraj’s thumping score in the background.
In Kaththi, Chirag who is watching the live news on TV thinks he has won the battle after he had ties up Jeevanandam in his room. But then, Kathiresan comes out of the water pipeline, this time against Anirudh’s BGM.
To write these two sequences in this exact same way is what matters. In Thuppakki, when the sleeper cell leader speaks to Jagadish the first time over phone, the latter listens patiently to all the threats on the other side, nods his head and just says –“I am waiting”. Then "interval" appears on the screen.
The same set of words, which is used once again for Kaththi’s interval, has today grown into an iconic one-liner.
In Kaththi, another smart technique used is to establish Kathiresan’s expertise with blueprints at the beginning itself in jail. Which meant that when he asks for the blueprint of Chennai city later to shut down the source of the water, the moment has already earned its right to be "mass".
A.R Murugadoss might not have been able to enjoy the same success that he had with Thuppakki and Kaththi in his new Telugu film – Spyder. But his next project, in which he teams up with Vijay again, carries huge expectations. Because one is a superstar whose energy levels has still seen no dent. Another is a writer-director who knows how to use this star to his full advantage. This is a lethal combination any day.
A MADURAI-BASED ADVOCATE FILED THE COMPLAINT.
A Madurai based advocate has filed a complaint against Tamil actor Vijay over the dialogues in Mersal, said a police official."A complaint has been received against actor Vijay. An acknowledgement for receipt of the complaint has been issued. No first information report (FIR) had been lodged," a police official in Anna Nagar police station in Madurai told IANS over phone on Monday.
Temple town Madurai is around 500 km from Chennai.
Mersal is in the midst of a controversy after the Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded the removal of certain dialogues which take a dig at the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Digital India.
Directed by Atlee, Mersal stars Vijay in the roles of a village head, a doctor and a magician. It is doing brisk business at the box office.
BJP's National Secretary H. Raja and Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan criticised Vijay and the movie for the dialogues critical of GST and Digital India.
The BJP leaders said the dialogues were factually incorrect.
In a tweet on Monday, Soundararajan said like the freedom to express views, one has the freedom to rebut wrong views.
Raja, who raked up the actor's Christian origin by his tweet "Joseph Vijay's hatred for Modi is Mersal" on October 21, continued that on Monday.
He uploaded the actor's voter identity card and a letter written by the actor to a magazine on his letter pad.
"Truth is bitter," tweeted Raja on Monday uploading the two documents to underscore Vijay's religion.
Vijay, who had met Narendra Modi during electioneering ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, had even lauded demonetisation last year.
THE ONGOING CONTROVERSY OVER THE FILM, REPORTEDLY GAVE THE PRODUCERS A DIFFICULT TIME.
The Vijay starrer Mersal released to packed houses on Diwali, October 18, 2017 but it was embroiled in controversy over the inclusion of certain scenes; particularly those about the GST.
While this has irked BJP leaders in Chennai as they claim that it was aimed at the BJP-led Union government, the producer of the Telugu version of Mersalseems to be the most affected.
The original plan was to release Mersal and its Telugu version Adhirindi simultaneously, but the delay in procuring the censor certificate for Adhirindi made it impossible for the film to release on time.
Producer Sharath Marrar had made all arrangements by pumping in huge amounts of money for the release in Andhra and Telangana region but the delay in obtaining the censor certificate had stalled the release.
Sources in the tinsel town say that obtaining a censor certificate for a film that has already been certified is simple, but the ongoing controversy over the inclusion of some scenes against the government, made things worse for the Tollywood producer Sharath Marrar.
The producer is keen on having the film released soon as he wants to cash in on the huge success of its Tamil version. Further, with pirated clips of some scenes spreading on social media, chances are that movie buffs may not go to the theatres.
While the release of Adhirindi looked bleak a few days ago, all hurdles have been cleared now and reports are that the film will be out on October 26.
Mersal, starring Vijay in triple roles, has Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen and Kajal Agarwal playing the female leads. The film has been directed by Atlee and produced by N Ramasamy, Hema Rukmani, R Mahendran and H Murali under the banner Thenandal Studio Limited.
AR Rahman has composed music for this flick with GK Vishnu cranking the camera and Ruben editing it.
With Vijay having a good fan base in Andhra and Telangana, hope the Telugu version hits the marquee soon.
Days ahead of the scheduled release of Mersal, actor Vijay met with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami at the latter’s residence in Chennai on Sunday.
According to reports, Vijay thanked the CM for lowering the local body entertainment tax to 8% from the earlier 10%. The government’s decision to lower the tax has paved the way for the release of his upcoming film, scheduled for a Deepavali opening.
The Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) had earlier protested the local body tax by not releasing any new Tamil film from October 6.
On Friday, following days of negotiations between TFPC and other film bodies and the state government, a decision was taken to lower the local body entertainment tax on Tamil films. The Tamil Nadu government has also revised ticket rates for screens across the state. A GO notifying the new rates of admission is expected on Monday.
In Mersal, Vijay will be seen playing three roles - that of a panchayat head, a doctor and a magician. The film, which also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen, marks the second collaboration of Atlee and Vijay. Produced by Sri Thenandal Studios, the film has music by AR Rahman and also stars SJ Suryah in a key role.
Mersal is scheduled to hit theatres for Deepavali on October 18.
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