A group of Law graduates from Coimbatore have dared the crew of actor Vijay’s latest film Mersal to either prove that all medical treatment given to patients in Singapore (as stated in one of the dialogues in the film by its protagonist Vijay) are free-of-cost or pay them Re.1 crore for falsely informing movie-goers and audiences.
Released last Wednesday on Deepavali, Mersal got into controversy immediately with the State BJP leaders demanding deletion of sequences/dialogues referring to Centres’ proud projects such as ‘Digital India’, the demonetization drive and the GST tax regime. Despite threat, the crew didn’t remove the dialogues and the film is now running to packed houses as it enters its 10th day in theatres tomorrow.
Law graduates in Coimbatore submitted a petition to Coimbatore Commissioner of Police stating that the film was giving wrong information on many counts. They have asked the film’s producer, director and actor Vijay to take up the challenge of proving that free medical treatment is in existence in Singapore or pay Re.1 crore to them. “If payment can’t be made, the film’s screening should be stopped at once,” they said.
“The film has given wrong information/statistics and is only instigating people to protest against the Govt. by these unverified data,” the students have alleged. They have further mentioned Vijay’s dialogue (in the film) that the country needed more hospitals and not temples and the scene where Vijay enters a temple with his slippers on, demanding that appropriate action be taken against him and the film’s crew for hurting Hindus’ sentiments.