Even before its release, the movie created a storm due to its controversial plot and false claims, as per reports. Adah Sharma perfectly portrayed her role as the Kerala Girl, and the movie crossed the 50 Cr mark on its fourth day. The movie is apparently based on the real-life experiences of Keralan women who were radicalized by ISIS. 

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The Kerala Story Box Office Collection

The Kerala Story has been able to profit from the debates surrounding it. The Kerala Story managed to produce a double-digit figure on its fourth day of release, according to the industry tracker Sacnilk. In the Hindi audience market, the film had a 27.57% occupancy rate and made Rs. 10.51 crore on Monday, marginally better than Salman Khan’s Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’s first Monday takings, which came in at Rs 10.17 cr.  This brings The Kerala Story’s total revenue to approximately Rs 45.75 cr. 

The movie managed to retain steady collections even on its first Monday after giving one of the top five biggest debuts of the year, behind Pathaan, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar, and Bholaa. The Kerala Story’s Monday sales, however, fall far short of those made by Vivek Agnihotri’s disputed film ‘The Kashmir Files’ last year. After a sluggish start, the Anupam Kher-starring movie gained momentum and made Rs 15.05 cr on its first Monday. 

The Kerala Story Plot

The movie revolves around an innocent Hindu woman from Kerala who is misled by Islamic friends and converted. Later, she gets transferred to the ISIS terrorist group. According to the film’s allegations, 32,000 women from Kerala were caught in this risky plan in real-life occurrences. Ever since the trailer debuted, the movie has been under scrutiny. Following this, there have been an increase in resentment and demonstrations calling for the film’s ban. It is clearly visible that the opposition’s protests, Mamata Banerjee’s government’s ban in West Bengal, and the Tamil Nadu Theatre and Multiplex Owners’ Association’s removal of the movie from theatres had no impact on the movie.