The Adah Sharma-starrer, The Kerala Story, is making waves at the box office despite facing protests and bans in certain regions. The film, directed by Sudipto Sen, reportedly revolves around the stories of Kerala women who were allegedly radicalised by ISIS. The controversy surrounding the movie seems to have worked in its favour as it delivered one of the top five biggest openings of the year. The film has managed to maintain steady collections even on its first Monday, earning Rs 10.51 crore. The total collection of the film now stands at around Rs 45.75 crore and it is expected to cross the Rs 50 crore mark soon.
The film’s success at the box office is surprising, given the negative reviews it has received from critics. Some reviewer criticised the movie for its portrayal of “bad-Muslims-who-are-completing-the-job-Aurangzeb-left-hanging” and its jibes at “Communists.” Despite the criticism, the film has managed to win over audiences and is unaffected by the protests and bans. The film’s director and producer have vowed to fight any legal battles to ensure the film reaches more people.
In conclusion, The Kerala Story’s success at the box office proves that controversies can sometimes work in favour of a movie. Despite facing bans and protests, the film has managed to connect with audiences and is inching closer to the Rs 50 crore mark.