‘Mersal’ row: Producers Guild hails CBFC

Mumbai, Oct 22 : The Producers Guild of India has lauded the censor board for backing controversial Tamil movie “Mersal” and urged authorities to ensure that a movie certified by the CBFC is allowed to be screened without disruption. “Mersal”, Tamil actor Vijay’s Diwali release, faced fireworks from the Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya […]

‘Mersal’ row: Producers Guild hails CBFC

Mumbai, Oct 22 : The Producers Guild of India has lauded the censor board for allowing the makers of Tamil movie “Mersal” — in news for comments critical of GST and Digital India — to express themselves with freedom. The movie has released, and the makers faced stringent opposition from the Tamil Nadu unit of […]

‘Mersal’ producers open to delete controversial scenes

Chennai, Oct 21 : Faced with stringent opposition from the Tamil Nadu unit of BJP over Tamil movie “Mersal”, the film production firm Sri Thenandal Films on Saturday said it is willing to remove those portions that have “created misunderstanding”. In a statement issued here, the company said: “If some views that creates a misunderstanding […]

Stalin slams BJP for ‘attempt to muzzle criticism’ over ‘Mersal’

Chennai, Oct 21 : The BJP on Saturday drew flak for demanding removal of references critical of GST from Tamil film “Mersal”, with DMK Working President M.K. Stalin saying the BJP’s attempt to muzzle criticism was against democratic principles. In a tweet, Stalin posted: “BJP’s attempt to muzzle criticism is contrary to democratic principles. The […]

Rahul slams Modi over ‘interference’ in ‘Mersal’

New Delhi, Oct 21 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the BJP’s demand for removal of dialogues critical of the GST in Tamil movie “Mersal”, asking him not to “demon-etise Tamil pride” by such interference. “Mr. Modi, Cinema is a deep expression of Tamil […]

Counter criticism with logical response: Kamal Haasan on ‘Mersal’

Mumbai, Oct 21 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has come out in support of actor Vijays film “Mersal”, which has come under attack from BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu over references to the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Haasan said those opposed to the film must “counter criticism with a logical response”. “‘Mersal’ was certified. Don’t […]