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BJP vs Mersal: Rajinikanth appreciates Vijay starrer for addressing important topic

In Mersal, the filmmakers have made references to Narendra Modi government's pet projects such as Goods and Service Tax and Digital India. The BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu took an exception to the scenes in question and demanded to mute them.

Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: October 23, 2017 6:08 am
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Joining the bandwagon of celebrities, Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday threw his weight behind Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s Mersal, which is in the middle of a political storm since its theatrical release. The Thalaivar appreciated the filmmakers for addressing an “important topic.”

“Important topic addressed… Well done !!! Congratulations team #Mersal,” wrote Rajinikanth, who rarely makes an appearance on Twitter.

Not just Kollywood celebrities, many other members of the Indian film industry have expressed solidarity with the film, which has irked BJP.

In Mersal, the filmmakers have made references to Narendra Modi government’s pet projects such as Goods and Service Tax and Digital India. BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu took an exception to the scenes in question and demanded to mute them. BJP leader H Raja even gave a communal spin to the controversy by raking up Vijay’s religion.

Many fans perceived the objection of some senior BJP leaders to certain dialogues in Mersal as an effort to silence the dissenting voices.

Earlier, even soon-to-be-politician Kamal Haasan spoke against the idea of re-censoring the film. “Mersal was certified. Dont re-censor it. Counter criticism with logical response. Dont silence critics. India will shine when it speaks,” he tweeted.

The producers of Mersal, however, reached out to the BJP party and even offered to delete the scenes that the party deemed offensive.

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    S Shivalingham
    Nov 8, 2017 at 10:05 pm
    tamil christian converts think they rule tamil nadu. in my opinion we hindus should pack them off to vatican.
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      Mohan Mahadev
      Oct 26, 2017 at 11:00 am
      One nation one tax , GST is the biggest reform and may have many deficiencies and the same could be amended time to time as the process goes on. Then why BJP is scared of this issue, whenever we change the economic system or adopt new system, such hurdles always come across. We have to look in to the deficienies and resolve it , this is a common practice but why BJP is taking such stand, it will weak their image and public faith during election. It shows that BJP turning on dictator side.
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        kumar
        Oct 23, 2017 at 6:46 pm
        I am not a big fan of Vijay, but love to watch his movies if its good. Regarding latest movie Mersal. I completely disagree with GST / Digital India comments. I am not for BJP / Congress... It takes time to overcome GST. Hardly 5 months is completed and u expect 100 result. What 2 say... The Govt. is taking steps to overcome hurdely if it exists. Why not join hand to solve it instead of blaming. Comparing Singapore India. Free medicins in singapore and why not here. Think the population 1st in india tax payers. Is that singapore has made in short period - Free medical facilites etc. WE DONT PAY TAX AND EXPECT FREE FACILITIES.... even IF PAID WE TAKE REBETS ETC. I DONT AGREE WITH MR.RAJA B ING A PERSON WITH RELIGION ETC. We should make people from top level to bottom ACCOUNTABLE, Then only the system will change and dont expect it will be done in SHORT PERIOD.
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          SOOTHSAYER
          Oct 23, 2017 at 4:07 pm
          HOW COME A BJP PERSON HAVE THE VOTER ID OF ANOTHER PERSON......? BJP IS TRYING TO STEAL PEOPLE'S INFORMATION VIA AADAHAR CARD AND THEY CAN GET ALL INFORMATION LIKE PAN CARD DETAILS, HOUSE ADDRESS, BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS, CELL PHONE NUMBER ETC AND THEY CAN BE KILLED IF THEIR RELIGION IS DIFFERENT FROM BJPS RELIGION AND I THINK THE AADHARD CARD DETAILS MUST BE USED WRONGLY FOR ETHNIC CLEANSING..............BJP HAVE ANOTHER IDEA TO USE AADHARD CARD...ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION OF ALL PEOPLE PEOPLE IN INDIA AND ESPECIALLY TAMILNADU WILL GIVEN TO BJP LIKE H.RAJA SHOWING SHAMELESSLY....DEAR H.RAJA PLEASE UPLOAD UR ALONG WITH UR WIFE ......U WILL GET MORE LIKES THAN THIS..AND UR POPULARITY WILL GET HIGHER EVEN THAN THIS...
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            SOOTHSAYER
            Oct 23, 2017 at 4:05 pm
            BJP is THE no.1 worst party in the world...I think if bjp does these kinds of things who once promised to develop India, then the bjp will never ever become a ruling party hereafter in their lifetime....moreover if bjp is in power for 10-15 years then India will be broken into pieces due to their hatred and divisive activities...BECAUSE NEITHER PAKISTAN OR CHINA IS NOT NEEDED TO DESTROY INDIA AND BJP ITSELF is ENOUGH TO DESTROY INDIA...I THINK BJP LEADERS HAVE GOT MONEY FROM CHINA AND PAKISTAN TO DESTROY INDIA......
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