BJP vs Mersal: Rajinikanth appreciates Vijay film for addressing important topic
- Author: Kyle Warner Oct 24, 2017,
Oct 24, 2017, 0:44
Meanwhile, the entire Tamil industry has stood behind the makers and Vijay and criticised the state unit of BJP for raking up the controversy. According to Deccan Chronicle, Mersal has accumulated Rs 22.5 crore on its first day from Tamil Nadu theaters alone.
He also asks there was no GST on alcohol but people have to pay 12% GST for medicines.
Actor Kamal Hassan also threw his weight behind the film, saying, "Mersal was certified".
BJP representative Tamilisai Soundararajan, had on Thursday, demanded that some of the scenes be cut, which was backed by Union Minister of state Pon Radhakrishnan.
Murali Ramaswamy, Sri Thenandal Films head said.
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Many fans perceived the objection of some senior BJP leaders to certain dialogues in Mersal as an effort to silence the dissenting voices. Here is the deleted scene.Translation "Singpore with 7% GST provides free education and medical care to it's citizen without any partiality equally irrespective of rich and poor, where as we pay 28% GST, but inadequate government hospital facilities". Dont re-censor it. Counter criticism with logical response. India will shine when it speaks. However, he did not say whether the BJP leaders demanded to remove the views that they had found "objectionable" or whether the producers will employ the cuts or not.
Vijay, Mersal movie released today i.e; 18th October 2017 for Diwali festival.
Earlier, Chidambaram had said: "Notice to filmmakers: Law is coming, you can only make documentaries praising government's policies".
H Raja, national secretary of the party, tweeted on Sunday a photo of Vijay's voter identity card to "reveal" that he is a Christian.
Incidentally, Parasakti was a film that was penned by DMK leader Karunanidhi, which had late Shivaji Ganesan in the lead role.