Tamil Movies are not much behind the Hindi ones when it comes to box office collections. Even when the year is not that great for Bollywood movies, if we leave some like Baahubali: The Conclusion, Judwaa 2 and Golmaal Again, this latest Tamil movie Mersal has become 2017’s highest Tamil grosser. The Tamil superstar Vijay starrer has already garnered Rs 220 Cr in three weeks and is not looking back at the previous highest grossing films in the Tamil Movie cinema.
Mersal recently has emerged as a brutal money spinner post its release during Diwali last month. If we go to see the all-time highest Tamil film grossers in Kerala, Vijay tops the list with four movies in the top six(the other four are Kaththi, Thuppakki, Thalaivaa and Jilla) and now Mersal is at the peak. Every time his films have released, he had tough competition from other movies; Dulquer Salman’s Kali for Theri, Dileep’s Two Countries and Nivin Pauly’s Jacobinte Swargarajyam.
The film is surrounded by a lot of controversies, ranging from depicting a top political party’s initiatives like Demonetisation, GST (Goods and Services Tax) in a bad light, the Central Board of Film Certification impeding its certification due to an awaited NOC from the Animal Welfare Board. But now that the movie has released worldwide and the dust has settled, Vijay’s film has pierced through all the obstructions and conquered the box-office. Well if you are a Tamil fan goer, don’t let the dust settle on this one. This movie is a highly recommended watch.