Rajinikanth vs Vijay
Mersal beats Kabali.PR Handout

Vijay's Mersal, which is breaking record after record at the worldwide box office, is ready to add one more feather to its credit. This time on YouTube. Wondering what? Well, the teaser of Ilayathalapathy's flick is set to become the highest-viewed Tamil teaser on the video-sharing site. 

The teaser from Mersal just requires a little over 10 lakh views to surpass the record of Rajinikanth's Kabali. So far, the clip from Vijay's film has fetched over 3.3 crore views with over 10 lakh likes and 2.16 lakh dislikes. It has also garnered over 95,000 comments.

On the other side, Kabali has amassed 3.4 crore hits with 4.68 lakh likes and 26,000 dislikes. The clip from Rajinikanth's 2016 film has over 28,000 comments.

The Mersal teaser has already beaten Kabali teaser in terms of likes and comments. However, the clip from Vijay's film is expected to surpass the hits of Rajinikanth film soon.

The massive success for the Mersal teaser definitely goes to the fans of Vijay who have worked overtime to ensure that the clip from their icon's film is viral on social media platforms. Also, the controversy surrounding the Tamil flick apparently made the non-Tamil movie-goers to take a look at the teaser, thereby helping it to come closer to the record of Kabali.

The teaser of Mersal has recently beaten the record of Ajith's Vivegam, which has garnered 2.2 crore hits with over 6 lakh likes and 1.1 lakh dislikes along with over 35,000 comments till date.

Mersal is an action thriller in which Vijay plays a triple role with Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha and Nithya Menen romancing him in different times. The Atlee Kumar-directorial is bankrolled by Sri Thenandal Films.

Coming to the box office success, it has minted over Rs 210 crore at the worldwide and already featured in the list of all-time biggest hits of South India.