Madras High Court rejects PIL to revoke Mersal certificate

Madras High Court rejects PIL to revoke Mersal certificate

Whta's wrong with the film?

In response, the Chennai High Court dismissed the case citing its credibility stating why the petitioner did not raise questions on films that featured smoking and drinking scenes, and those portraying the disabled in a disrespectful manner. The court couldn't have put it in a more ideal way! Later the film was to be released today. The ban was seeking to stop the movie from releasing because a Chennai advocate thought that the movie gives a bad view of India, its health system and new national sales tax or GST.

"No picture shall be certified for public exhibition which will lower the moral standards of those who see it and the prevailing laws shall not be so ridiculed as to create sympathy for violation of such laws", he had said. In fact they had even demanded that the film be re-censored.

The high court's order comes a day after Vijay thanked his fans and supporters for defending his film. The Telugu version of the movie, Adhirindhi, was scheduled to release in the neighbouring states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh today but has been delayed.


The film's producer Hema Rukmani had issued an apology to those offended by the scenes in the film last week, and offered to remove them.

The film at the end of its week has grossed RS 150 crore worldwide.

Vijay in a still from Mersal.

Mersal, directed by Atlee, also features Samantha, Nithya Menon and Kajal Aggarwal.

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