A character in the film says that GST in Singapore is just 7 per cent and medical treatment is free, while in India it is 28 per cent and corporate hospitals continue to milk poor patients. This comes right after the film was slammed by BJP members for a scene about GST.
Vadivelu makes a sarcastic remark that his pocket is empty showing his wallet while thanking "digital India". "If certain opinions in the film conveys a wrong message, we are also ready to remove such scenes from the film". While this movie is in news for its GST related dialogues.
When people came to know that the filmmakers are thinking of editing the scenes which talk about GST after opposition from BJP leaders, people came out in support of makers and started trolling Modi government.
"Will those unable to tolerate criticisms made by actor Vijay in the movie against the GST seek action against me as well for objecting to the abnormal levy of taxes at the council meeting?" the Chief Minister asked. Celebrities like Vijay should not be making incorrect statements passing judgement on it. "Counter criticism with logical response", Kamal Haasan tweeted, wading into the controversy that erupted after the movie. So, what does Vijay want to stop for the building of hospitals? "The film" s producer should remove untruths regarding GST from the film", Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan said.
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Thalapathy Vijay's latest movie Mersal is breaking big records at box office. In another scene, the movie takes a swipe at the digital India policy.
"Let not BJP leaders labour under the mistake that they should always be lauded for anything and everything of the NDA regime even if the decisions of the Centre are injurious to the people", Narayanasamy said.
The buzz in trade circles is that even if the scenes pointed out by BJP are to be cut, it will take days, as it has to be re-censored. By collecting Rs 31 crore on the opening day, "Mersal" has scored way above "Kabali", which had pulled in Rs 23.3 crore past year.