On one hand, the petition filed against Mersal has been dismissed and on other hand, the Telugu version has been delayed as the CBFC certificate has not been issued. Thalapathy Vijay‘s Mersal was to release on Friday but unfortunately the film’s release has been pushed. This is depsite the fact the film has been issued the U/A certificate. Certain rumours were doing the rounds that the controversial GST scene has been removed but Mersal’s producer has confirmed that the film has NOT been through any cuts or mutes. “#Adhirindhi is proceeding as per normal Censor timelines & guidelines. No truth in speculations of mutes & cuts. #AdhirindhiSoon #Mass” stated the producer on social media. Also Read: Petition against Thalapathy Vijay’s Mersal DISMISSED! What’s wrong in the film? asks the High court. Also Read: Mersal movie review: Thalapathy Vijay’s enigmatic presence and Atlee’s class direction assures a crackling Diwali
Mersal ever since its release has been mired in controversies. The film’s ‘unfair’ portrayal of GST in India has rubbed a certain political party the wrong way. The party went all out to attack the film, so much so they demanded the GST scene be deleted. Reportedly Doctors also protested against the film for showing the medical industry in negative light. They shared pirated links of film online. However despite controversies, the film has stormed the box office. At the end of the first week, the film has grossed Rs 150 crore at the worldwide box office. The movie raked in Rs 75-85 crore from Tamil Nadu alone. The movie has opened to a phenomenal response overseas. At the US and Malaysian box office, the movie has gone to become the third highest grosser after Kabali and Enthiran.
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The film follows the story of two brothers – Dr Maaran, a doctor whose aim is to provide medical facilities for those in need and Vetri, a magician who is all set to avenge his father’s death. The two unaware of the other’s presence, suddenly end up crossing paths because of the circumstances. What happens when the brothers get together forms the rest of the story. Mersal is directed by Atlee and stars Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen.