Controversy continues in the country regarding the film ‘The Kerala Story’. Meanwhile, the screening of the film has been banned in Tamil Nadu. Theaters owners have decided to shelve the film citing law and order situation and poor response to the film.
The film ‘The Kerala Story’, directed by Sudipto Sen, released on 5 May. As soon as the trailer was released, the film got surrounded by controversies. The trailer claimed that 32,000 girls from the state had gone missing and later joined the terrorist group ISIS.
The Tamil Nadu Multiplex Association said that there will be no screening of ‘The Kerala Story’ across the state from Sunday. The association said that the film could be a threat to law and order. He also claimed that the film is getting lukewarm response from the people.
As soon as the film was released, Islamic organizations protested against it. The Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam staged a sit-in protest against the screening of the film at a mall in Coimbatore. Meanwhile, he also had a scuffle with the police.
BJP MP Saroj Pandey has claimed that many incidents like Kerala have happened in Chhattisgarh. He said that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel should take action in all these matters. Saroj said that CM Baghel diverts the real issues by talking here and there, which he should not do. Along with this, he has demanded to make the film ‘The Kerala Story’ tax free in Chhattisgarh.
The film The Kerala Story was made tax free in Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the film exposes the conspiracy of love jihad, conversion and terrorism, bringing its hideous face to the fore. This film tells how the daughters who get entangled in the web of love jihad in momentary sentimentality are ruined. The film also exposes the design of terrorism. Parents, children, daughters, everyone should see this film.
A petition was filed in the Kerala High Court regarding the ban of the film. Hearing this on Friday, the court refused to ban the release of the film. The court said – the film is not against Islam, it is on ISIS. There is nothing objectionable in the trailer. At the same time, the producer argued that this film is not the story of 32,000, but the story of 3 women.
The High Court said that the secular society of Kerala would see the film as it is. The film is a narrative and not history, so how will it create communalism and strife in the society? Nothing will happen just by showing the film. There is nothing objectionable in the film.