The controversy around Vijay’s Mersal is refusing to slow down. The film which released on October 18, received a huge thumbs up from the audience, but the unfair portrayal of GST and Digital India, didn’t went well with a political party. The party wanted the makers to send the film for re-censorship and wanted the objected scenes to get censored. Though many actors like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and others land their support to the film and said that the film is a part of freedom of expression.
The controversy also helped the film to attract more crowd towards the theaters, which helped it to create more box office records. Mersal has already crossed the Rs 150 crore mark at the worldwide box office and is now racing towards Rs 200 crore. The Telugu version of the film titled Adirindhi was expected to release simultaneously with Tamil version, but the delay in CBFC proceedings made impossible for Adirindhi to release on time. The Telugu version postponed to October 27, but still, the certificate for the film has not been issued by the CBFC. Popular trade analyst and critic Sreedhar Pillai confirmed the new on Twitter and tweeted, #Mersal troubles continues. #CBFC yet 2 issue Censor certificate 2 Telugu version #Adirindhi which has been censored UA, a few days back.” Will Adirindhi release tomorrow? Only time will tell us. (Also Read: Mersal box office: 5 milestones achieved by Thalapathy Vijay’s film that makes this movie the biggest Tamil release of 2017)
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) October 26, 2017
Mersal, which features Vijay in triple roles, has Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen and Kajal Agarwal playing the female leads. The film has been directed by Atlee and produced by N Ramasamy, Hema Rukmani, R Mahendran and H Murali under the banner Thenandal Studio Limited. The music of the film is given by Academy award winner A.R. Rahman.