‘The Kerala Story,’ starring Adah Sharma, continued to top box office rankings for the seventh day in a row, with no signs of slowing down. The film, which is having a fantastic run at the box office, earned Rs 12 crore on the seventh day, bringing its total first week revenue to Rs 80.86 crore nett.
In this post-pandemic period this is a huge number even for a big-budget film on a weekday. At this rate, The Kerala Story will surpass Rs 100 crore in its second weekend. In fact the film might potentially reach the Rs. 200 crore mark in the coming days which will be a unique success for any film in this post pandemic period.
Only Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Pathaan’ (Rs. 530 crore nett), Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files (Rs. 250 crore nett), and Ranbir Kapoor- starrer Brahmstra: Part One – Shiva (254 crore nett), Ajay Devgn starrer Drishyam 2 (240 crore nett) have crossed the Rs. 200 crore mark at the domestic box office since the pandemic.
Amid all the controversies surrounding The Kerala Story, the film released on May 5. Ever since, it has been receiving a mixed response from the audience. has made news for a variety of reasons, including factual inaccuracy and the fostering of hatred against other communities. Critics gave the picture negative reviews, and some even demanded that it be delayed or banned.
Helmed by Sudipto Sen, ‘The Kerala Story’ was formerly classified as the story of approximately 32,000 Kerala women who were allegedly radicalised by Islamic zealots. However, due to internet backlash over the film’s inaccuracies, the number was decreased from 32,000 to three.
The film, which chronicles the journey of four female protagonists, Shalini (played by Sharma), Nimah (played by Yogita Bihani), Asifa (played by Sonia Balani), and Geetanjali (played by Siddhi Idnani), has been plagued by controversy. It has been made tax-free in some states, like Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, while screening has been prohibited in others, including West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.