‘The Kerala Story’ Sets New Milestone

‘The Kerala Story’ Sets New Milestone
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Breaking Records: Adah Sharma’s ‘The Kerala Story’ Sets New Milestone as First Female-Led Film to Cross Rs 200 Crore

Adah Sharma proudly declares that “The Kerala Story” has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first female-led film to cross the Rs 200 crore mark at the box office. Directed by Sudipto Sen, this Hindi film centers around the sensitive subjects of religious conversions and the ISIS, while also revolving around the lives of three women. Despite facing numerous controversies and protests prior to its release on May 5, the film managed to create a buzz and performed exceptionally well at the box office.

Adah Sharma, who plays the lead role in “The Kerala Story,” took to her official Instagram account to express her gratitude and share the accomplishment. She posted a TKS movie poster highlighting the film’s achievement of crossing the Rs 200 crore mark in net collections in India, excluding Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Adah also shared photos of fans holding placards in support of the film and images from the screening.

In her Instagram caption, Adah Sharma reflected on the unexpected success of the film and expressed her heartfelt thanks to the audience for making it happen. She specifically acknowledged the film’s makers, Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Sudipto Sen, for their unwavering dedication and trust. Vipul Sir, who took a significant risk in producing the film independently without backing from studios, believed in Adah Sharma’s talent and cast her as Shalini Unnikrishnan, despite her previous role as Bhavana Reddy in “Commando.” Adah also appreciated Sudipto Sir for his seven years of meticulous research and for maintaining a pleasant demeanor on set throughout various challenging circumstances.


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“The Kerala Story” follows the journey of a Hindu woman from Kerala, portrayed by Adah Sharma, who is manipulated into embracing Islam and forcibly sent to Syria to join the ISIS terrorist organization. The film sheds light on her struggles and the atrocities she endures while there. Produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the movie has been under scrutiny since its trailer release due to its sensitive themes and subject matter. However, it has managed to captivate audiences and achieve significant commercial success.

By crossing the Rs 200 crore mark, “The Kerala Story” has not only made history as the first female-led film to accomplish this feat but has also solidified its position as the second-highest-grossing Hindi film after “Pathaan.” Despite the controversies and challenges it faced, the film’s success stands as a testament to its compelling storytelling and the audience’s appreciation for its unique narrative.