After Madhya Pradesh, the film ‘The Kerala Story’ has been declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on his official Twitter handle.
The Chief Minister is also expected to attend a special screening of the film with Cabinet ministers.
The move comes a day after the Madhya Pradesh government took a similar decision. The film, directed by Sudipto Sen, depicts how women from Kerala were forced to convert to Islam and recruited by the terror group Islamic State (IS).
West Bengal Bans The Kerala Story To ‘Maintain Peace’
The film has kicked up a political storm and has been banned in West Bengal. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the decision on Monday at the state secretariat. The announcement came just minutes after Mamata Banerjee alleged that “the BJP was funding a film on Bengal on the lines of Kashmir Files“. The Bengal chief minister has directed the state chief secretary to ensure the film is removed from screens running it in the state. Mamata Banerjee said the decision has been taken to “maintain peace in Bengal” and avoid any incident of hate crime and violence.
The Kerala Story Gets Support From BJP
Despite West Bengal banning the film, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to make it tax-free in the state, following Madhya Pradesh.
The film has received support from the Bharatiya Janata Party with Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising the film for creating awareness about the issue of forced conversion.
The move by the Uttar Pradesh government to make the film tax-free is expected to create a positive impact on the film’s box office collections.
EXCLUSIVE: The Kerala Story Scores Blockbuster Monday, Set For Minimum 175 Cr Nett Lifetime!
The Kerala Story has been making waves in the Indian film industry. The film, which is based on a controversial theme, has managed to sell 32,000 tickets in advance in three national multiplex chains, securing the fifth-highest advance bookings of the year. The film stars Adah Sharma in the lead role. Film has created havoc at box office.
The film has surpassed expectations and managed to collect Rs. 8.03 crore on its opening day, making it the fifth-highest opening of 2023. The film has been receiving mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike, with some praising the performances and the direction, while others have criticized the controversial theme of the film. Despite the mixed reviews, the film has managed to create a buzz and has been doing well at the box office.
Film jumped massive on day two as national chains jumped across by 40%. Film collected 11.22 cr nett on day two. Film had good Sunday with another 30% jump and collected 16.40 cr nett.
After 35.65 cr nett weekend, film witnessed massive hold on Monday. Film should cross 10.07 cr nett today in high means it will collect minimum 75-90 cr nett in week one which is simply outstanding. Film is already a blockbuster and now one has to see how big hit it will be. Lifetime collection of The Kashmir Files is ultimate target.
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The Kerala Story To Release In UK And France On May 12; Makers To Go To Court Against Tamil Nadu Multiplexes For Stopping The Screening
The Kerala Story, a film that has been making headlines in India, is set to release in the UK and France on May 12. The film has been facing backlash in some southern regions of India, with some theaters deciding to boycott its screening in Tail Nadu. However, the film is set to release in 21 screens across the state of UK and France. Despite the controversy, the film has been generating buzz for its bold storyline and talented cast. While the film has faced some opposition in India, it has been generating positive buzz internationally.
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As the film prepares to make its international debut, audiences around the world are eagerly anticipating the chance to see this powerful and thought-provoking film. With its talented cast and unique storyline, The Kerala Story is sure to make a lasting impact on audiences both in India and abroad.
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