Adhirindhi Mersal’s Telegu avatar out with GST dialogue mute!

Adhirindhi Mersal’s Telegu avatar out with GST dialogue mute!

Adhirindhi, the Telugu version of Mersal, amidst heavy controversies hit the silver screen with edits that mute the GST and Demonetization dialogues.

Telugu fans of actor Vijay are in sheer disappointment regarding Mersal.  Adhirindhi, the Telugu version of Mersal, hit the silver screen with edits. Adhirindhi has been the centre of a controversy, premiers in theaters with two major ‘cuts’.

The scenes of contention, including the one mentioning demonetization and also GST went mute in theaters. Adhirindhi disappointment for fans!

The BJP had objected to two scenes in Mersal, which criticised its policies at the Centre. In one, Vijay’s character says that people in Singapore get free treatment although the country charges only 7% GST, whereas in India, people are pay 28% GST but still don’t get free treatment.

The other scene that BJP has taken offence to in Mersal, is one where someone tries to rob Vijay and Vadivelu’s characters in a foreign country. Vadivelu then opens his wallet and shows the thief that it’s empty – thanks to Digital India

Telugu version saw censor edges at the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) office in Chennai. Wherein the producers chose to mute the dialogue as the Censor Board gave them the option of muting or deleting it.

Many people took to social media, to complain about the muted scenes in Adhirindhi.


Show completed super movie with really good message. Don’t know why Telugu film censor muted climax!! But we got the actual #GST message long time back and this made us wait for the movie. As expected Govt proves their guilty by doing this. #Adhirindhi #Mersal

Last month, Adirindhi was scheduled to release on October 27 but hit a roadblock with the censor board not issuing a certificate.

Following the CBFC’s decision to not issue the certificate, Thenandal Films, the producers announced that Adirindhi would not release immediately.

Aditi Ravindranath, the Executive Producer and Marketing Head at Thenandal Films will confirm the release. In a tweet he promises to share updates regarding the release.

In response to the Mersal controversy, Thenandal Films had issued a statement last month. Meanwhile announcing that they were ready to remove “any views in the film that can create misunderstanding.”

The producers of the film had also met with senior BJP leaders and given an explanation on the contents of the scene.

“Looking at it from their point of view, their opposition seems justified. If there are any views in the film that can create misunderstanding and these needs edit, we are ready to do it,” they said in the statement.