Film industry backs Vijay's 'Mersal' over GST row

24 October, 2017, 00:43 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
  • Film industry backs Vijay's 'Mersal' over GST row

Mersal, which was made for 130 crores, has earned over 80 crores in Tamil Nadu; its popularity has led to theatres adding more screenings of the film. It is expected to hit the screens in both Telugu speaking states soon, as per latest updates. In the past too, several films had dialogues and scenes criticising the policies of the Central and State governments.

BJP's National Secretary H. Raja and Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan criticised Vijay and the movie for the dialogues critical of GST and Digital India.

Looks like BJP members' demand to remove the GST dialogue from Thalapathy Vijay's Mersal is set to go in vain as none other than legendary Indian actor Rajinikanth came forward to support the film. The film was released on October 18, Wednesday opposite Tamil crime thriller film "Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2".

He also said it was saddening that the BJP leaders are against the film, which has sent out a social message by reflecting the "true sentiments" of the people on GST.

Veteran Actor Kamal Hassan responded over this issue and said.




Murali Ramaswamy, Sri Thenandal Films head said.

"The BJP is acting as a super film certification board and curbing democratic rights", DMK spokesperson A Saravanan said.

Mersal's fans pointedly ignored the BJP and turned up in big numbers to watch the movie that released on Friday.

For instance, a character is seen delivering a monologue in which he attacks the government's failure to provide free public welfare, despite the introduction of GST. Dont silence critics. India will shine when it speaks. "Mersal was certified. Don't re-censor it. Counter-criticism with a logical response". However, it all started when Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan demanded the removal of dialogues which he quoted as "untruths" about the GST.

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