Sudipto Sen’s directorial, The Kerala Story, has been in the headlines for many reasons since its worldwide release. There are some states like Kerala, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu which have banned the movie in the theaters. However, the box office performance of the movie has been not affected by these Controversies as it is still minting good collections at the domestic box office.
The Kerala Story is going super strong as even on its 4th weekend it has gathered 12 Crores net. At this stage, the trade circles are expecting the film to head towards the magical figure of 250 Crores and as looking at the phenomenal consistency of the film, it will easily cross this mark.
Starring Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Siddhi Idnani and Sonia Balani, The Kerala Story was earlier officially described as the story of more than 32,000 Kerala women who have been allegedly been radicalized by Islamic fundamentalists. However, the number was changed to three from 32,000 after protests spread online stating that misinformation was being spread by the makers.
The Kerala Story movie revolves around Shalini Unnikrishnan (Adah Sharma), Nimah (Yogita Bihani), and Siddhi Idnani (Geetanjali), who share their room with Asifa (Sonia Balani) in a nursing college in Kasargod, Kerala. Asifa, who is an aide to ISIS, how indoctrinates and brainwashes the three girls and converts them to Islam and what happens to them is the main crux of the movie.