‘The Kerala Story’ Rakes in Rs 24 Crore Nett in Third Weekend Amidst Bans and Controversy
Directed by Sudipto Sen, ‘The Kerala Story’ continues to make big money at the box office despite bans and controversies. The film earned Rs 24 crore nett in its third weekend, bringing its total business to Rs 181.50 crore nett at the end of 17 days. However, the lifetime business of the film may not surpass that of ‘The Kashmir Files’.
‘The Kerala Story’ stars Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, and Siddhi Idnani and narrates the story of four Kerala women who convert to Islam and join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Bans and Controversy
The Supreme Court recently stayed West Bengal government’s order to ban the screening of ‘The Kerala Story’. Despite the court’s decision, the film is still missing from theatres, leaving director Sudipto Sen and actress Adah Sharma shocked.
Sen said, “After the Supreme Court’s new order, we were so excited. We came to Kolkata with plans to visit the theatres and interact with the audience. However, it seems nothing has changed. Adah Sharma is also not a politician. So we simply can’t understand why still our film couldn’t find a hall. I am really shocked to see this.”
Despite the bans and controversy, ‘The Kerala Story’ continues to attract audiences and make big bucks at the box office. Its total business so far is a testament to its popularity and success.
- ‘The Kerala Story’ earns Rs 24 crore nett in third weekend
- Film’s total business is Rs 181.50 crore nett at the end of 17 days
- Ban on the film lifted by Supreme Court, but it remains missing from theatres
- Director Sudipto Sen expresses shock and confusion
- Lifetime business of the film may not surpass that of ‘The Kashmir Files’