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Vijay’s Mersal enters Rs 200 crore club, makers announce officially

On Monday, the makers of the film officially announced that Mersal has grossed over Rs 200 crore worldwide in just 12 days.

regional movies Updated: Oct 31, 2017 10:57 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Vijay in a still from Mersal.

Amidst rumours that the box-office collections of Vijay-starrer Mersal are fake, according to a leading Chennai-based distributor, the makers of the film on Monday officially announced that the film has grossed over Rs 200 crore worldwide in just 12 days. According to some trade reports, Mersal is the second Tamil film to have entered Rs 200 crore club after Rajinikanth’s Enthiran. Vijay has become the third south Indian actor have a Rs 200 crore grossing film to his credit after Rajinikanth and Prabhas.

Mersal has set new records in many markets. In Kerala, with Rs 19 crore gross and counting the film is all set to become the biggest non-Malayalam grosser in the state. In Malaysia, having earned Rs 17 crore gross in 12 days since its release, the film is the third biggest grosser in the country after Dilwale and Kabali. Outside India, the film has so far grossed over a whopping $11 million (Rs 71 crore) and has become the third biggest overseas grosser this year after Baahubali 2 and Raees. With Mersal, Vijay has expanded his base outside Tamil Nadu with highly impressive numbers.

All eyes are on Vijay’s next with AR Murugadoss as they team up for the third time after Thuppakki and Kaththi. Fans are hoping to see another blockbuster and it has to be seen if Murugadoss can deliver after the disastrous failure of Spyder. Vijay might also reunite with director Atlee following the runaway success of Mersal. However, this project might only happen in the second half of next year. Atlee, meanwhile, is rumoured to team up with Sivakarthikeyan for a new project.

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First Published: Oct 31, 2017 10:37 IST