The joy of Vijay fans will be doubled this Pongal as his recent blockbuster is gearing up for its first television premiere, within three months of its release. Zee Tamil, which has acquired the satellite rights of Mersal, has announced the news about its first TV Mersal World Television Premiere on a Twitter post. It was grandly welcomed by the fans of Vijay and the post has so far garnered 1,600 retweets along with 4,300 likes. However, the timing of its premiere is yet to be announced.
Pongal is a major festival for Tamils. Screening movies of popular stars in TV is quite common among Tamil GECs (General Entertainment Channels). The TV viewership often spikes during the festival time. Coming to Mersal, the Atlee Kumar-directorial has turned out to be the biggest hit of Vijay’s career at the box office.
The Mersal movie has grossed over Rs 250 at the worldwide box office. Mersal is in the fifth place in the all-time highest grossing movies of South India. Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha, and Nithya Menen are the female leads in the movie, which has SJ Suryah in the role of a villain.