The Kerala Story Box Office: Adah Sharma’s starrer film has made a total of ₹112.99 crore in nine days of its release and continues to show growth day by day. Discover the factors behind its remarkable performance and audience reception.
Kerala Story has achieved a remarkable feat by crossing the ₹100 crore mark within just nine days of its release. Despite controversies and demands for a ban, the film, based on the sensitive subject of women allegedly converting to Islam and joining ISIS, seemed to thrive at the box office. With a staggering collection of ₹19.50 crore on its second Saturday, the film’s total now stands at around ₹113 crore. Expectations are high for another impressive figure on Sunday.
According to film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, The Kerala Story continues to dominate the box office with its impressive collections. Adarsh described it as a “one-horse race” and noted that the film comfortably crossed the ₹100 crore mark in style. With an impressive collection of ₹19.50 crore on the second Saturday, the total collection of the film now stands at ₹112.99 crore. Adarsh expressed hope of a significant performance on the second Sunday as well. The film’s success further cemented its position at the Indian box office.
Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “#TheKeralaStory is a ONE-HORSE RACE… Has a SUPER-SOLID [second] Sat, cruises past ₹ 100 cr in style… The BIG JUMP was on the cards, given the trends… Biz on [second] Sun should be HUGE again… [Week 2] Fri 12.35 cr, Sat 19.50 cr. Total: ₹ 112.99 cr. #India biz. #Boxoffice.”
He further added that the film is the fourth Hindi film to join the ₹100 crore club. He tweeted, “#TheKeralaStory is the fourth #Hindi film to cross ₹ 100 cr [NBOC] in 2023… #Pathaan [Jan] #TuJhoothiMainMakkaar [March] #KisiKaBhaiKisiKiJaan [Apri] #TheKeralaStory [May].”
#TheKeralaStory is a ONE-HORSE RACE… Has a SUPER-SOLID [second] Sat, cruises past ₹ 💯 cr in style… The BIG JUMP was on the cards, given the trends… Biz on [second] Sun should be HUGE again… [Week 2] Fri 12.35 cr, Sat 19.50 cr. Total: ₹ 112.99 cr. #India biz. #Boxoffice… pic.twitter.com/unr9iCEFgj— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 14, 2023
After its successful opening in India, The Kerala Story expanded its reach to the US and Canada, releasing in over 200 screens. Director Sudipto Sen emphasized the film’s significance, stating that it goes beyond the creative boundaries of cinema. He highlighted the movie as a mission and a movement to raise awareness about the long-existing issue in Kerala, aiming to reach the masses worldwide. Sen shared these thoughts during a virtual news conference with Indian American reporters. The film’s release in international markets reflects its commitment to spreading its message and initiating dialogue on important social issues.
Producer Vipul Shah echoed the sentiment that the theme of The Kerala Story was hidden from the public and should be brought to light. He emphasized that the film was made with the intention of sparking discussions and starting conversations on a global scale. Highlighting a hidden issue, the film aims to create awareness and encourage discussions that transcend geographical boundaries.
About The Kerala Story
The Kerala Story is an Indian Hindi-language Bollywood film. Directed by Sudipto Sen and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah. The plot follows the story of a group of women from Kerala who are converted to Islam and join the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The film has courted controversy for portraying itself as a real story and for making false claims that thousands of women from Kerala are being converted to Islam and recruited into ISIS. The film stars Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, and Siddhi Idnani in lead roles.
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