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A R Rahman, Keerthy Suresh join Vijay's next with AR Murugadoss

A R Rahman, Keerthy Suresh join Vijay’s next with AR Murugadoss

Sun Pictures announced that A.R.Rahman will be the Music Director for the upcoming Thalapathy Vijay’s Movie. Heroine will be Keerthy Suresh.

Controversies that rocked south Indian film industry in 2017

From Mersal to Dileep, South Indian film industry’s controversies in 2017

From Vijay starrer Mersal’s GST controversy to Parvathy becoming a victim of abusive online trolls, here’s a list of controversies that rocked south Indian film industry this year.

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Vijay 62: Sun Pictures to produce Ilayathalapathy’s next film with AR Murugadoss

The last film that was produced by Sun Pictures’ was superstar Rajinikanth’s Enthiran, one of India’s most expensive projects in 2010. It will bankroll Vijay’s next film with director AR Murugadoss.

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Mersal, Baahubali 2, Suriya’s TSK dominate Twitter in 2017

Not just at the box office, even on social media south Indian films dominated the discussions this year beating Bollywood films. Baahubali 2, Mersal were the most-talked topics on Twitter in 2017.

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Vijay fan arrested for posting derogatory comments against PM Modi

The arrest came after BJP district secretary K Marimuthu filed a complaint with Srivilliputhur town police.

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Mersal box office: Vijay’s film inching towards Rs 200 crore, set to beat Enthiran record in TN

Vihay’s Mersal, which is directed by Atlee, has collected around Rs 170 crore from the ticket sales across the world in just a week. Trade pundits have pegged the first-week collection of Mersat in Tamil Nadu between Rs 80 crore and 90 crore.

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Mersal row: Vijay breaks silence, thanks those who lent support

Vijay’s Mersal struck gold at the box office even as it has stirred a national debate on several fronts. The BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu opposed to certain dialogues mouthed by Vijay, which they said has shown the Modi government’s pet projects like GST and Digital India in poor light.

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I’m a big Vijay fan: Priyanka Chopra on Mersal star

In 2002 she entered the showbiz with Vijay’s Tamizhan, and it has remained the only original south Indian film in her career till date. She also sang “Ullathai Killathe” for the film, besides performing in it. Vijay, meanwhile, is riding high on the box office success of his latest film Mersal.

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Mersal box office: Will it be Vijay’s first film to collect Rs 200 crore?

In five days, Vijay’s Mersal has approximately collected Rs 6.90 crore at Chennai box office, beating the records set by previous blockbusters of Vijay. Not just in the capital, the film is doing a tremendous job in districts of the state as well. The film is expected to collect Rs 200 crore by end of the second week.

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Mersal row: BJP leader H Raja steps up attack on ‘Joseph’ Vijay, makes his voter ID card public

Citing Vijay’s religion, BJP leader H Raja has been accusing the Tamil superstar of running a “hatred campaign” against the Narendra Modi government. While the controversy first began over ‘Mersal’ discussing the Centre’s pet projects like Goods and Service Tax (GST) and Digital India, it was soon turned into a communal issue by Raja.

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Mersal box office: Vijay starrer unstoppable, gives tough competition to Golmaal Again, Secret Superstar in international markets

The Vijay-starrer that released on October 18, reportedly grossed more than Rs 100 crore in the first three days. An official confirmation, however, on the same is awaited. Mersal was collecting more than Golmaal Again and Secret Superstar in some international markets.

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BJP leader H Raja watches Vijay’s Mersal online, Vishal slams him for encouraging piracy

BJP leader H Raja has been in the forefront of the protest against Mersal, which has mocked pet projects of the Modi government. He also painted a communal angle to the whole controversy by raking up Vijay’s religion. He revealed that he saw the latest film on the internet.

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Vijay vs BJP: Kollywood celebs take a stand against re-censoring Mersal

A slew of BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu has joined the chorus of demanding the filmmakers of Mersal to mute the lines related to the Goods and Service Tax regime and Digital India. The Tamil film industry has also thrown its weight behind Mersal and Vijay.

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BJP objects to GST references in Vijay starrer Mersal: Everything that has happened so far

Vijay’s Mersal has sparked a major political controversy. In one scene in Mersal, Vadivelu’s character tells robbers that he has no money in hand, courtesy demonetisation and “Digital India.” In another scene, Vijay’s character makes an impassioned speech ruing the government charging 28 percent GST.

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Mersal is indebted to Kamal Haasan’s Aboorva Sagotharargal, as much as Baahubali to Thevar Magan

Mersal is not as good as Aboorva Sagotharargal. And it is far from perfect. (I found it far better than Vijay’s previous two films Theri and Bairavaa) But, it was entertaining as hell.