Modi's Government Demand This Scene To Be Removed From Vijay's 'Mersal' Movie

Violet Powell
October 23, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP came under Congress fire on Saturday for demanding cuts to a Tamil film and claiming that the movie allegedly showcased "anti-Modi hatred" by mocking at the recently introduced GST. "I have seen the clipping of the movie in which a question was asked on tax, in a democratic country every citizen has right to ask question", Congress leader Sushmita Dev told ANI. They have certified the movie and BJP is making unnecessary controversies.

When people came to know that the filmmakers are thinking of editing the scenes which talk about GST after opposition from BJP leaders, people came out in support of makers and started trolling Modi government. The Tamil Film Producers Council and South Indian Artistes' Association had opposed the idea of cuts as the movie had already passed through the censor board and this goes against freedom of expression and will set a bad example. References to the GST in the just-released Tamil film "Mersal" starring popular actor Vijay have not gone down well with the BJP, which has objected to what it termed as "untruths" about the central taxation in the flick and demanded their deletion.

Vijay's Mersal has fallen prey piracy as several download links have surfaced on torrent sites.

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The critics may not have liked the film as it is said to be a mish-mash of earlier hits like Kamal Haasan's Apoorva Sagodharagal.

Vijay's father SA Chandrasekhar - veteran director, producer and actor - said in an interview to a Tamil channel, "Mersal has been cleared by the CBFC". He said, "The film producer should remove the untruths regarding GST from the film". Counter criticism with logical response. In another scene, the movie takes a swipe at the digital India policy. Please note one of the writers of the film is Vijendra Prasad, SS Rajamouli's father and the writer of both installment of Baahubali, who is said to be close to the BJP. "Don't try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering in Mersal", Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice-president, said in a tweet on Saturday. If there is something objectionable they will inform.

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