The Kerala Story in US and Canada: Despite the controversy, became a national blockbuster and was released in more than 200 theatres in the United States and Canada on Friday i.e. May 12.
Sudipto Sen, the film's director, stated to Indian American reporters during a virtual news conference that this film is a mission beyond the creative bounds of cinema.
For a long time, the country turned a blind eye to the persistent problem in Kerala. 'The Kerala Story' transcends the conventional limits of cinema and serves as a , aiming to reach a global audience and generate awareness among the masses.
It is a movement that seeks to shed light on important issues.
During a conversation with reporters, Vipul Shah, the film's producer, expressed that the subject of the film had been concealed from the general public and deserved to be brought to light.
The purpose of creating the film was to spark global discussions and deliberations.
In response to a query, Sudipto Sen expressed that the film is exceptionally audacious, sincere, and authentic. Despite facing initial lack of support, it has now reached the brink of a worldwide release, with remarkable success at the box office within a mere six days.
The film follows three teenage girls who were converted to Islam and then joined ISIS.
On May 8, the West Bengal government banned the release of the contentious film 'The Kerala Story' in theatres.
Mamata Banerjee asserts that '' is a film that presents a distorted narrative with the intention of maligning the reputation of the southern state.
With the objective of ensuring a peaceful state and avoiding instances of hatred and violence, the West Bengal government has chosen to impose a ban on the film "The Kerala Story.