Members of the Tamil film fraternity support Mersal
Kamal Haasan, RJ Balaji, Pc Sreeram and many other celebrities took to social media to record their opinions and came out in support of Mersal
With pressure being piled on the Mersal team to remove the controversial scenes which were said to target certain political parties, several members of the Tamil film fraternity have raised their voices in favour of Mersal. Earlier, Tamil Nadu's BJP leaders Tamilisai Soundararajan and Pon Radhakrishnan had criticized the film, asking for the dialogues to be taken off. Contrastingly, director Pa Ranjith has now stated that the dialogues must not be removed from the film as it directly reflects upon the issues faced by people.
Some of the big names from Kollywood have also taken to Twitter to share their thoughts and express their opinions on the same. Here we have some of those tweets compiled for you.
Mersal was certified. Dont re-censor it . Counter criticism with logical response. Dont silence critics. India will shine when it speaks.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) October 20, 2017
Governments,politicians,policies, films,anything & everything in public domain can be questioned/criticised.Trying to stop them is a shame.— RJ Balaji (@RJ_Balaji) October 20, 2017
#Mersal— pcsreeram (@pcsreeram) October 20, 2017
Freedom of speech caught by the throat.
"We don't need recensor #Mersal" - Actor GV Prakash
"People who cannot take criticism, don't deserve to be in power or in any association" #SilakkiDumma - Producer SR Prabhu.
An actor worldwide talks the lines written by the dialogue writer,no fairness in asking for an explanation to just the actor.— sripriya (@sripriya) October 20, 2017