Tamil movie Mersal dialogues snowball into a major controversy

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to "interfere" in the Tamil film "Mersal". However, it all started when Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan demanded the removal of dialogues which he quoted as "untruths" about the GST. 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".

In another scene, Vadivelu is seen making a dig at PM Modi's digital India and that may not be cut as it apparently skipped the BJP's attention. BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu took an exception to the scenes in question and demanded to mute them. Dont silence critics. India will shine when it speaks.

Kamal Haasan has mounted a sharper attack on the attackers than Rajnikanth: "Mersal was certified". He said that there could be laws for making documentaries which praise the government's policies.

In a press release here on Saturday, DYFI president P.A. Mohammed Riyas said: "We can not understand why the BJP is so antithetical to cinema dialogues critical of its government".

Joining the bandwagon of celebrities, Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday threw his weight behind Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Mersal, which is in the middle of a political storm since its theatrical release.

Vijay, Mersal movie released today i.e; 18th October 2017 for Diwali festival. These dialogues from the film "Mersal" have affected the GST Scheme which was recently introduced by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Tamil flick is entertaining the audience in the theaters, the film succeeds to pull crowd inside the theaters.

Mersal was accused of giving out "factually inaccurate" details of the recently implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the country.

  • Fernando Stephens