'The Kerala Story' mints Rs 200 crore at box office; Adah Sharma gets emotional
Adah Sharma's movie The Kerala Story grabbed headlines when it was released and was caught in an array of issues. The movie amassed an astonishing 200 crores within just 18 days of its release, despite protests, calls for a ban, and other disturbances. The film, which was directed by Sudipto Sen, explores the forced conversions and recruitment of Keralan women by the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS).
Adah Sharma wrote a lengthy thank you letter in which she expressed her gratitude and boasted that the film was the first female-led production to gross over Rs. 200 crore. She declared on Instagram that the best things in life are surprises because there were no expectations. We appreciate having you as part of the audience. The creators of #TheKeralaStory: Vipul sir for taking a major risk by filming this movie without studio support and for believing that Shalini Unnikrishnan was the actress who played Bhavana Reddy in Commando. Sudipto sir for remaining steadfast in his studies for seven years despite all odds, for being kind to everyone on set, and for maintaining his good spirits despite adverse weather and hardships.
After Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan, the film is now the second-highest-grossing film.
A Hindu Malayali nurse named Fathima Ba is one of the 32,000 women who vanished from Kerala and were later recruited by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) after being compelled to convert to Islam. Adah Sharma portrays Fathima Ba in the film "The Kerala Story." Additionally, the movie exposes the 'Love Jihad' propaganda, in which Muslim men coerce Hindu girls into converting to Islam and leaving their families.
- PTC PUNJABI