Controversial film The Kerala Story sparks intense reactions among the public
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that the controversial film will be banned in the state,
The controversial Bollywood film The Kerala Story has sparked intense reactions among the public!
Directed by Sudipto Sen and starring Adah Sharma in the lead role, The Kerala Story was released on May 5.
The plot follows the story of a group of women from Kerala who converted to Islam and joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The film landed in controversy since the release of its trailer, which claimed to be based on real-life incidents where 32,000 women in Kerala are trapped under this hazardous scheme, converted, and inducted into ISIS.
Last week, the promo was changed to “true stories of three young girls from different parts of Kerala”.
There has been a rise in resentment and protests against the film stating that it should be banned.
Meanwhile, the Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said the controversial film “The Kerala Story” will be banned in the state, arguing that it may create unrest.
CM Mamata Banerjee has also alleged that the BJP is “funding a film on Bengal on the lines of Kashmir Files”.
On the other hand, some are praising the film while others accuse it of being propaganda.
The Indian Supreme Court and several High Courts earlier refused to interfere in the release and screening of the film.
“You must think of the actors, producer… You must be very careful about staying film. The market will decide if it is not up to the mark,” a bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said while dismissing a petition to scrap the film board certification of the movie.
Here is how Twitter reacts to the controversial film:
Indian Liberals opposing ban on propaganda movie The Kerala Story.
If these Liberals were in Nazi Germany, then they would have cheered for this Nazi propaganda movie, and would hv defended its director Veit Harlan in the name of Freedom Of Speech. pic.twitter.com/lRtrundBHb
— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) May 8, 2023
Those who speak of banning #The Kerala Story are as wrong as those who wanted to ban Aamir Khan’s #Laal Singh Chaadha. Once a film has been passed by the Central Board of Film Certification nobody has the right to become an extra constitutional authority .
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) May 8, 2023
Mamata Banerjee’s decision to ban The Kerala Story in West Bengal is rather unfortunate. It raises serious questions on civil liberties and freedom of expression. The movie is a real account of victims, who have endured the horrors of demographic invasion and have been used as…
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) May 8, 2023