The Kerala Story makes over Rs 100 crore at the box office; fourth film in the year to do so

Directed by Sudipto Sen, the film revolves around three women who are converted to Islam and made to join ISIS
The Kerala Story makes over Rs 100 crore at the box office; fourth film in the year to do so

The Kerala Story crossed the Rs 100-crore mark at the box office in nine days after its release. The film has been at the centre of controversy and has been labelled as propaganda by some politicians and banned in their states while others have called it ‘true’ and made it tax-free. The film revolves around three women who are converted to Islam and made to join ISIS.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the collections of the film on Twitter on Sunday. He wrote, “#TheKeralaStory is a ONE-HORSE RACE... Has a SUPER-SOLID [second] Sat, cruises past ₹ 100 cr in style… The BIG JUMP was on the cards, given the trends… Biz on [second] Sun should be HUGE again… [Week 2] Fri 12.35 cr, Sat 19.50 cr. Total: ₹ 112.99 cr. #India biz. #Boxoffice.”

He added that the film is the fourth Hindi film to join the ₹100 crore club. “#TheKeralaStory is the fourth #Hindi film to cross ₹ 100 cr [NBOC] in 2023… #Pathaan [Jan] #TuJhoothiMainMakkaar [March] #KisiKaBhaiKisiKiJaan [Apri] #TheKeralaStory [May].”

The film was recently banned in West Bengal. Reacting to the movie, director Sudipto Sen said that the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee banned his film without even watching it. He also said that Banerjee and MP Mohua Moitra are champions of free speech and that the CM’s decision was “politically motivated.” In contrast to the ban in West Bengal, state governments in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh had made The Kerala Story tax-free.

Read our review of The Kerala Story here

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