Mersal has cleared the 100 crore mark in just five days. The film is showing no sign of stopping and crossed 1 million dollars at the US box office. However the film has started a nation wide debate due to some social messages shown in the film.

Mersal deals with the issue of medical exploitation and some dialogues highlight GST and digital India issues. Medical practitioners have also objected to how the film portrays the profession.

National party BJP has strongly condemned the dialogues and is protesting to get the dialogue removed. The film community has stood behind the film and has shown its support. After Kamal Haasan’s statement, Rajinikanth posted on Twitter supporting the film.