Thalapathy Vijay fans currently must be super excited with only one day to go for Mersal’s release. Although the final certificate from the CBFC is yet to be out, there is a thrill in air as one of the most anticipated releases hits theatres tomorrow. Mersal will mark Vijay and Atlee’s second collaboration after Theri. Considering their last project was a super hit, expectations have doubled with Mersal. The film also stars three leading ladies – Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal and Nithya Menen. The film has caught everyone’s attention as the actor will take on three roles set in three different time periods. Right from the first look poster to its teaser to the audio album to its recently released promos, the film has proved to be a rage on social media. While we have been discussing Mersal, let’s take a look at Vijay’s 5 highest grossing films: Also Read: Mersal teaser: Vijay surprises you with his three different looks making the film more intriguing
Thuppakki, 2012 An all time favourite among fans! The gripping story along with Vijay’s massy yet classy avatar had everyone hooked. To add to the phenomenal reviews, the film fared brilliantly at the box office too. According to reports on IMDB, the film grossed a whopping Rs 180 crore making it one of Vijay’s biggest hits till date. The film was directed by AR Murugadoss and also starred Kajal Aggarwal.
Theri, 2016 This was Thalapathy’s first collaboration with Atlee. The director dared to explore a father-daughter relationship with Vijay and Baby Nainika and came out a winner. Fans took to this new side of Vijay instantly. Used to seeing the actor pull off massy, action packed roles, this mature avatar was a change, loved by all. As per reports on IMDB, the film grossed a whopping Rs 162 crore. The film starred Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Amy Jackson.
Kaththi, 2014 directed by AR Murugadoss, the film starred the actor in a double role. The film’s social message along with Thalapathy’s double act made for a entertaining watch. The movie went on become one of Vijay’s biggest hits as the film grossed Rs 124 crores.
Nanban, 2012 The movie was Tamil remake of 3 idiots starring Vijay, Jiiva and Srikanth, Ileana D’cruz, Sathyaraj, Sathyan. The movie opened to rave reviews and as per reports on IMDB grossed Rs 95 crores. Certain reports suggest the film entered the Rs 100 crore club.
Jilla, 2014 – The film starred Thalapathy Vijay, Mohanlal and Kajal Aggarwal. The movie follows the story of Sakthi, a don’s son who due to circumstances ends up taking up a police force job. Initially prejudiced towards the police, Sakthi has a change of heart because of a certain incident and goes through a complete reformation. The movie went on gross Rs 92 crore.
Wth Mersal releasing tomorrow, will his 61st film become his biggest hit ever and manage to beat Thuppakki, Theri and Kaththi? Let’s wait and find out!