Amidst all the controversies around Thalapathy Vijay’s Mersal, there is a reason for the film to rejoice. A per the latest update, the petition filed against the film has been DISMISSED! Whta’s wrong with the film? There is freedom of expression for all, it just a film!, states the Madras High court. The court couldn’t have put it in a more perfect way! This is indeed good news for the makers of Mersal who have been fighting an ongoing attack against the film ever since its release. On October 24th the petition was filed stating – ” The film was full of wrong propaganda about India and fake dialogues and scenes which obviously leads to a misconception about the new taxation system of India and the Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017 to the viewers. No picture shall be certified for a public exhibition which will lower the moral standards of those who see it and the prevailing laws shall not be so ridiculed as to create sympathy for violation of such laws,” For those who don’t know, Mersal ‘unfair’ portrayal of the GST concept in India has irked a certain political party. In fact they had even demanded that the film be re-censored. Actors namely, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and Vishal to name a few came out in support of the film. While the film has recieved support from fans, the film’s Telugu release is facing trouble.
The Telugu dubbed version that was to release today has been postponed as the CBFC certificate has not been issued depsite the fact the film has passed with U/A certificate. Speculations were doing the rounds that the film has deleted the GST scene for the Telugu version but turns out nothing has deleted, confirmed producer Aditi Ravindranath. Hoping this good news will work in the favour of the film, help issue the certificate.
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) October 27, 2017
The film at the end of its week has grossed RS 150 crore worldwide. Mersal stars Thalapathy Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen and Kajal Aggarwal. The mvoie is directed by Atlee. As per the latest update, the movie’s music has crossed 100 million views.