The Kerala Story, starring Adah Sharma, debuted on May 5 and has become an overwhelming success at the box office. The movie has drawn a vast audience to theatres despite much controversy. After its premiere, West Bengal banned the film, and Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee ordered that it be banned to preserve the state’s peace. The Kerala Story was prohibited in West Bengal on Thursday, but the Supreme Court lifted the restriction. Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the film’s producer, later asked Mamta Banerjee to see the movie. The team would be interested in hearing her “valid criticism,” he stated.
After the CM saw the movie, Vipul told ANI they might discuss their differences. He stated, “With folded hands, I would like to tell Mamata Didi to watch this film with us and discuss with us if she finds anything as such. We want to listen to all her valid criticisms and present our point of view…This is the democracy that we get to talk about. We can agree to disagree, and we can discuss our difference. This is my request, and we will be waiting.”
Sudipto Sen, the film’s director, responded to the Supreme Court’s judgment. He continued by calling the restriction “illegal” and praising the decision. The West Bengal prohibition was lifted on Thursday by the Supreme Court. The court ordered the film’s producer to include a disclaimer stating that The Kerala Story is a “fictionalized version” and that the allegation that 32,000 Hindu and Christian females converted to Islam has no authentic data. Theatres in West Bengal will now show the movie.