The Tamil Nadu BJP’s issues with Mersal has captured the attention of the nation and its politicians. As social media support for the film increases, politicians from the Opposition have jumped the bandwagon to take potshots at the party ruling at the Centre.
Mr. Modi, Cinema is a deep expression of Tamil culture and language. Don't try to demon-etise Tamil pride by interfering in Mersal
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 21, 2017
A film which is CERTIFIED by censor board cannot be questioned. If questionable , why censor board at all ?#Mersel
— R Sarath Kumar (@realsarathkumar) October 21, 2017
BJP demands deletion of dialogues in ‘Mersal’. Imagine the consequences if ‘Parasakthi’ was released today.
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) October 21, 2017
— manickam tagore (@manickamtagore) October 20, 2017
— Nagma Morarji (@nagma_morarji) October 20, 2017
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) October 20, 2017
— J Anbazhagan (@JAnbazhagan) October 21, 2017
— khushbusundar (@khushsundar) October 20, 2017
A leaked clip of the scenes under contention has gone viral on social media. The film released over Diwali to mixed reviews. This latest controversy is expected to boost ticket sales, and has definitely raised the profile of the film.
Actors Kamal Haasan, Sibiraj have tweeted in support of the film. The film fraternity has also offered its unconditional support to the makers – Sri Thenandal Studios. Yesterday, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) slammed BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu for their actions through a press release.