The teaser of Tamil superstar Vijay’s next film ‘Mersal’ has taken social media by storm and has garnered over 20 million views within five days to become the fastest Indian film to achieve this feat. The film will be hitting the big screens on Diwali this year.

The 75-second teaser, released during Navratri boasts of extravagnza and showcases Vijay’s amazing screen presence even though it does not reveal much about the plot. The film has surpassed the record set by ‘Vivegam’ earlier.  The Atlee directorial has been made on a lavish budget of Rs 100 crore and has soaring expectations from the audience.

Vijay will be seen playing three distinct roles of a panchayat head, a doctor and a magician in ‘Mersal’. The actor has received training from prominent magicians to fit into this role. The film produced by Sri Thendal Studios also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen. SJ Suryah will be seen the antagonist in the film, which has music by A.R. Rahman which has been doing quite well. Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad has written the screenplay for the film.

Meanwhile, the Madras High Court has issued an interim stay on using the fim title ‘Mersal’ in any form of advertising or publicity till October 3 following a complaint by producer A Rajendran of AR Film Factory who claims to have already registered the title ‘Mersal Aayiten’ in 2015. Rejendran has also claimed that he had even started shooting for the film. If rumours are to be believed, producers of Mersal might change the title to ‘Aalaporan Tamizhan’, but there is no official confirmation as yet in this regard.

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