According to Deccan Chronicle, Mersal has accumulated Rs 22.5 crore on its first day from Tamil Nadu theaters alone. It is expected to hit the screens in both Telugu speaking states soon, as per latest updates. In this film, Vijay's dialogues intend that there is no free health care rather than the "GST" in India and Singapore is having the free health care than the GST.
The row over BJP's objection to some scenes in Tamil movie Mersal portraying the GST in poor light is just refusing to die.
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 flick was released on 18 October 2017.
The scenes that the BJP objected to included one where the lead character of an honest doctor, played by Vijay, tears into the government for not providing adequate healthcare despite levying the GST. "We have obtained certification board's and that's the end of it", said a person close to the actor.
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to "interfere" in the Tamil film "Mersal". "If there are any views in the film that can create misunderstanding and they need to be removed, we are ready to do it".
Actor Kamal Hassan also threw his weight behind the film, saying, "Mersal was certified". Dont silence critics. India will shine when it speaks.
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.
Mersal's fans pointedly ignored the BJP and turned up in big numbers to watch the movie that released on Friday. "Politicians should take the hint and reconsider these issues".