Sudipto Sen’s film, The Kerala Story, has created a buzz at the box office with its impressive collection of Rs 80 crore in its first week. Despite facing controversies and mixed reviews, the film has managed to draw audiences to the theatres and is likely to cross the Rs 100 crore mark by the end of its second weekend. The absence of major Hindi releases this week has worked in favor of the film, allowing it to sweep the weekend with ease. However, the film still falls short of Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files, which ended its run with a domestic collection of Rs 252.90 crore.
The success of The Kerala Story is a testament to the power of storytelling and the audience’s willingness to embrace content-driven cinema. With the film already becoming the fifth-highest Hindi grosser of the year, it is clear that the audience is hungry for more meaningful and impactful stories on the big screen.