Grand audio launch of Vijay’s Mersal happened on 20 August in Nehru stadium, Chennai. Hysteria around the event was fantastic as Thalapathy Vijay and A.R. Rahman both completed 25 years in the film industry. Naalaya Theerpu was Vijay’s debut film and Mani Ratnam’s Roja gave us Rahman. Mersal is Thenandal studios 100th film and they are not leaving anything upto the fate. Vijay will be playing triple role in Mersal with Kajal Aggarwal and Samantha. Vijay addressed a lot of things in his long speech and also addressed working with Rahman.
Vijay said, “It’s AR Rahman sir’s twenty-fifth year in the film industry. I feel so special to have worked with him on this milestone year. Each track was so soothing, both musically and lyrically. I’ve never witnessed a live show of Rahman sir. I felt really special watching him perform on stage,”. Vijay spoke very highly of director Atlee and said, “I didn’t have a chance to thank Atlee for Theri. Now, I would like to thank him for both Theri and Mersal. I felt a close friendship while working with him on both films. I admire a lot in Atlee, especially his ‘vera’ level of confidence. Making a film like this within six to eight months is really not an easy task. But Atlee and his team have pulled this off. Mersal will be a cracker of a film.”
Surprise for the audience was actor Dhanush, who said, “Today is indeed a significant day. Thenandal’s 100th film, Vijay sir’s and Rahman sir’s 25th year in the film industry. With all these milestones, such a grand event is inevitable. I’m very very happy to be a part of this event. I have come here today as Vijay sir’s friend. It’s taken twenty-five years of hard-work to reach where he’s now. His cool composure is what I like him in. Silence is a lethal weapon. I have learned the power of silence from him. He has always been an inspiration. I’m definitely going to catch the first-day first show of Mersal.” Teaser of Mersal will be released in 2 weeks.