<p> Six months on, the aura surrounding &#39;Thalapathy&#39; <a href="https://www.galatta.com/tamil/photos/actor/vijay/11602/" target="_blank">Vijay</a>&rsquo;s blockbuster <a href="https://www.galatta.com/tamil/photos/movie/mersal/13444/" target="_blank"><em>Mersal</em></a> hasn&rsquo;t fizzled away. Produced by Thenandal Studios Limited with chart-buster music by A. R. Rahman, the film directed by Atlee marked it a hat-trick in the director&#39;s career.</p> <p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4598819753511212" data-ad-slot="5395023069" data-ad-format="auto"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script><br><img alt="" src="https://d1ydle56j7f53e.cloudfront.net/assets/gallery/movie/mersal-13438/misc-big/mersal-1.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 800px;" /></p> <p> A massive highlight in <em>Mersal</em> was the array of stars starting with <a href="https://www.galatta.com/tamil/photos/actor/s-j-suryah/8841/" target="_blank">SJ Suryah</a> as the antagonist.</p> <p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4598819753511212" data-ad-slot="5395023069" data-ad-format="auto"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script><br><img alt="" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4449/37547325142_29d6773c74_b.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p> The film also had a stellar female cast lineup in the form of <a href="https://www.galatta.com/tamil/photos/actress/nithya-menon/9723/" target="_blank">Nithya Menen</a> going on to stay in the minds and hearts of the people with a powerful performance.</p> <p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4598819753511212" data-ad-slot="5395023069" data-ad-format="auto"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script><br><img alt="" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4497/37547419292_d98fdc08c9_b.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p> It was a third time reunion for <a href="https://www.galatta.com/tamil/photos/actress/samantha/10293/" target="_blank">Samantha</a> opposite Vijay in <em>Mersal</em> after their <em>Kaththi</em> and <em>Theri</em>.</p> <p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4598819753511212" data-ad-slot="5395023069" data-ad-format="auto"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script><br><img alt="" src="https://d1ydle56j7f53e.cloudfront.net/assets/gallery/movie/mersal-13438/misc-big/mersal-7.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 537px;" /></p> <p> The same is to be said about <a href="https://www.galatta.com/tamil/photos/actress/kajal-aggarwal/4580/" target="_blank">Kajal Aggarwal</a>, who played a crucial role in the film after her previous films, <em>Thuppakki</em> and <em>Jilla</em>.</p> <p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4598819753511212" data-ad-slot="5395023069" data-ad-format="auto"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script><br><img alt="" src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4357/36211117244_5db6eb8cd4_b.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 362px;" /></p> <p> Meanwhile, <em>Mersal</em> has now lapped up yet another international honor after being featured in the showreel of ARRI cameras which include blockbuster Hollywood films namely <em>Blade Runner 2049</em>, <em>The Darkest Hour</em>, <em>The Greatest Showman</em>, <em>The Shape of Water</em>,&nbsp;<em>Black Panther</em> and the upcoming <em>Avengers: Infinity War</em> to name a few.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en"> Check out our new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ARRI?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ARRI</a> camera showreel 2018, which highlights some of the finest images to be captured by more than 50 cinematographers on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ARRIALEXA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ARRIALEXA</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AMIRA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AMIRA</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ALEXAMini?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ALEXAMini</a> over the past year. Watch the complete showreel here: <a href="https://t.co/QUv46mMYC4">https://t.co/QUv46mMYC4</a> <a href="https://t.co/WTWIwQaaGF">pic.twitter.com/WTWIwQaaGF</a></p> &mdash; ARRI (@ARRIChannel) <a href="https://twitter.com/ARRIChannel/status/982303151565963265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p> Based out of Munich in Germany, ARRI has been a leading supplier and have been producing motion picture film equipment such as professional motion picture cameras, lenses, lighting and post-production equipment across the world.</p> <p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4598819753511212" data-ad-slot="5395023069" data-ad-format="auto"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script><br><img alt="" src="https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/952321131507277824/OKU4K5km_400x400.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 600px;" /></p> <p> The showreel&rsquo;s producer Henning R&auml;dlein spoke about the video featurette saying, <strong><em>&quot;We look at the material and think - &lsquo;What cool things they do!&#39; This is us paying a tribute to the artistic work of the cinematographers.&nbsp;We wanted to make it shorter &ndash; but it just didn&rsquo;t work out like that. It&rsquo;s my honest appreciation of the work that cinematographers do &ndash; it&rsquo;s not about us&rdquo;.</em></strong></p> <p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4598819753511212" data-ad-slot="5395023069" data-ad-format="auto"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script><br><img alt="" src="https://d1ydle56j7f53e.cloudfront.net/assets/gallery/movie/mersal-13438/misc-big/mersal-13.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></p> <p> This latest honor will no doubt be a tremendous boost for the film&rsquo;s cinematographer GK Vishnu, who struck gold right in his debut film.</p> <p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4598819753511212" data-ad-slot="5395023069" data-ad-format="auto"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script><br><img alt="" src="https://d1ydle56j7f53e.cloudfront.net/assets/gallery/movie/mersal-13438/misc-big/mersal-17.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;" /></p> <p> It must be noted <em>Mersal</em> also went on to win the Best Foreign Language Film award at the National Film Awards UK recently.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en"> Congratulations to <a href="https://twitter.com/MersalFilm?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MersalFilm</a> for winning <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BestForeignLanguageFilm?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BestForeignLanguageFilm</a> sponsored by <a href="https://twitter.com/ThaiSquareGroup?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ThaiSquareGroup</a> in this years <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalFilmAwardsUK?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NationalFilmAwardsUK</a> <a href="https://t.co/aysok6vi61">pic.twitter.com/aysok6vi61</a></p> &mdash; National Film Awards (@NATFilmAwards) <a href="https://twitter.com/NATFilmAwards/status/979833850221219840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 30, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p> <em>Mersal</em> isn&rsquo;t the only Indian film to be showcased in the ARRI showreel as the recent Bollywood epic period drama, <em>Padmaavat</em>, has been featured.</p> <p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4598819753511212" data-ad-slot="5395023069" data-ad-format="auto"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script><br><img alt="" src="https://images.moviebuff.com/cd0e9e26-cf84-4b05-b43d-2da7463e7784?w=1000" style="width: 600px; height: 868px;" /></p> <p> Salman Khan&rsquo;s <em>Tiger Zinda Hai</em> has also been included in the showreel featurette.</p> <p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4598819753511212" data-ad-slot="5395023069" data-ad-format="auto"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script><br><img alt="" src="http://images.galatta.com/assets/gallery/movie/tiger-zinda-hai-13498/misc-big/tiger-zinda-hai-3.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 893px;" /></p> <p> Tags: <a href="https://www.galatta.com/tamil/movies/mersal/13438/" target="_blank">Mersal</a>, <a href="https://www.galatta.com/tamil/actors/vijay/11620/" target="_blank">Vijay</a>, <a href="https://www.galatta.com/tamil/actors/s-j-suryah/8845/" target="_blank">SJ Suryah</a>, <a href="https://www.galatta.com/tamil/actress/samantha/10302/" target="_blank">Samantha</a>, <a href="https://www.galatta.com/tamil/actress/kajal-aggarwal/4581/" target="_blank">Kajal Aggarwal</a>, <a href="https://www.galatta.com/tamil/actress/nithya-menon/9729/" target="_blank">Nithya Menen</a>,</p>