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MERSAL

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MERSAL

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 163m 21s

Release date 23/10/2017

BBFCInsight moderate violence, injury detail, threat, infrequent strong language

Genre(s) Action, Thriller

Director(s) Atlee Kumar

Cast includes Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal, Surya S.J., Hareesh Peradi, Vadivel

Summary MERSAL is a Tamil language action thriller in which a magician and a doctor attempt to expose the corruption at the heart of India's medical industry.

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 5m 44s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 13/10/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MERSAL is a Tamil language action thriller in which a magician and a doctor attempt to expose the corruption at the heart of India's medical industry.

Violence

Stylised action sequences include crunchy punches, kicks, flips and the use of improvised weapons including playing cards, a cycle helmet and glass bottles. Impacts occasionally result in spurts of blood, cuts and grazes to characters' faces, and bloodied clothes.

Injury detail

Occasional moments of bloody injury detail occur in the aftermath of a road traffic accident and various surgical procedures.

Threat

Characters are threatened with knives and guns. In one scene, a group of children become trapped inside a burning building.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), alongside milder terms including 'hell', 'bloody', 'bugger', 'damn' 'shit', 'crap', 'God' and 'pissed'.

Cuts information

Company chose to remove scenes of strong violence and bloody images in order to achieve a 12A classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 was available.

Details

Title
MERSAL
Also known as
ADIRINDHIVIJAY 61
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Murugan Talkies Ltd
Classified date(s)
12/10/2017
Main language
Tamil
Submitted run time
169m 5s
Approved footage
14701+8
BBFC reference
AFF356569
Registration number
CFJ43185

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