One of the biggest blockbusters in ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay’s career, Mersal, released in 2017 was directed by Atlee under the Thenandal Studios Limited banner with chartbuster music by A. R. Rahman.

Mersal, which also had Nithya Menon, Samantha, Kajal Aggarwal, SJ Suryah, Sathyaraj, Vadivelu, Kovai Sarala in supporting roles, went on to collect over 250 crores in worldwide box office collections with the film ranking at the top among Vijay fans.

Meanwhile, actor Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, who happens to be an ardent Vijay fan, took to his Twitter page to state that he had stayed up all night to watch the entry of 'Thalapathy' in Mersal, which he watched on his flight back to Chennai from his vacation.