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

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

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

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had hit out at the BJP asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to "interfere" and said that cinema was a "deep expression" of Tamil culture.

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.

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. "If there are any views in the film that can create misunderstanding and they need to be removed, we are ready to do it". The film has broken Rajinkanth starrer "Kabali" s record in receiving the highest opening day collections in Tamil Nadu. "Don't silence critics. India will shine when it speaks". "Mersal was certified. Don't re-censor it. Counter-criticism with a logical response".

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".

Summary: "None had demanded a ban on films criticising the policies of the governments". However, to the relief of the makers and lead actor, Vijay, the entire Kollywood fraternity have come to the open against the party's decision to politicise the issue.

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Vijay, Mersal movie released today i.e; 18th October 2017 for Diwali festival.

Incidentally, Parasakti was a film that was penned by DMK leader Karunanidhi, which had late Shivaji Ganesan in the lead role.

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.

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

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