Breaking Records: ‘The Kerala Story’ Enters 100 Crore Club
The Bollywood film ‘The Kerala Story’ has recently achieved a remarkable milestone by joining the coveted 100 crore club. Over the weekend, the film garnered an impressive 1 crore and 95 lakh, solidifying its position in this prestigious league. Market analyst Taran Ardash reports that the film has earned a staggering $112.99 million in just nine days. Although ‘The Kerala Story’ initially had limited buzz before its release, it has been making waves at the box office, surpassing expectations. However, it has faced bans in certain Indian states due to its controversial subject matter, which revolves around the conversion of a Hindu girl to Islam and her involvement with terrorist organizations like ISIS.
Unfortunately, the British Censor Board has banned the screening of ‘The Kerala Story’ in the United Kingdom. Following this decision, the film’s screenings were promptly halted, and ticket sales were refunded to the audience. The British multiplexes also removed the film from their websites. However, it’s important to note that the British Censor Board has clarified that the film is currently undergoing a censorship process rather than being outright banned. ‘The Kerala Story’, directed by Sudipto Sen, was initially scheduled to be shown in 31 theaters across the UK and Ireland starting last Friday.
Featuring a talented ensemble cast including Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, Siddhi Adlani, Vijay Krishna, Pranay Pachauri, and Pranav Mishra, among others, ‘The Kerala Story’ tackles a sensitive and controversial topic. While it has faced its fair share of challenges and controversies, the film has managed to captivate audiences with its gripping narrative.
Despite the obstacles encountered, ‘The Kerala Story’ has left an indelible mark on the Bollywood industry, surpassing financial milestones and igniting debates surrounding its subject matter. It serves as a testament to the power of cinema to spark conversations and provoke thought. Whether it will eventually find its way back to British screens or continue its successful run in other parts of the world, ‘The Kerala Story’ has undoubtedly made its presence felt within the realm of cinema.