Mersal row: Madras High Court rejects plea demanding withdrawal of film's censor certification

Mersel starring Vijay, which released on October 18 has been in the news for the controversial references to GST

In the ongoing Mersal controversy, the Madras High Court has rejected the plea to revoke Censor Board certificate on the Vijay starrer film which released on October 18, 2017. Defending the producers over the controversial references to recently introduced GST (Goods and Services Tax) in the film, the Madras HC said that Mersal was just a film and not reality. The plea demanded deletion of GST scene from the film.

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For the unintended, a petition by an advocate, A. Ashvathaman of Mylapore in Chennai, was filed seeking the revocation of CBFC’s certificate to Mersal. He said,

The story of the film does not demand the above said scenes and dialogues which contained fake and fabricated particulars…. The CBFC is duty-bound to see that the young and impressionable minds are guarded against subtle machinations of pseudo artists and producers as the youngsters try to emulate what they have seen in the movies.

Ashvathaman had also said,

Even though the film was full of wrong propaganda about the country and contained fake dialogues and scenes which would lead to misconception about our new taxation system.

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Source Quote–The Hindu

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