‘The Kerala Story’ is set to release on OTT confirmed; Check Details

Most Controversial film of 2023 ‘The Kerala Story’ is set to release on Zee5. 

The Kerala Story film poster.
The Kerala Story is set to release on OTT platforms. ( Pics Credit-PTI)


The Kerala Story the most controversial film of 2023 which gained huge numbers at box office. Sudipto Sen directed the film, which was produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and the film released in theatres on May 5, 2023. The film will be streamed from 16 February.

The film box office collection was Rs.242.20 crore.

Adah Sharma shared the exciting news of the OTT release of the movie in Instagram, wrote “FINALLY !!!!! SURPRISE !! The most anticipated film is dropping soon on ZEE5! #TheKeralaStory premieres on 16th February, only on #ZEE5 #TheKeralaStoryOnZEE5 #VipulAmrutlalShah #SaveOurDaughters (sic).”

About the film ‘The Kerala Story’

The film was released in theatres on May 5, 2023. The film tells the story of three girls: Shalini (Adah Sharma), Nimah (Yogita Bihani), and Geetanjali (Siddhi Idnani), who are tricked into converting to another religion by their flatmate, Asifa (Sonia Balani).

The movie is divided into two parts: the first half portrays how the girls were manipulated into converting to another religion, while the second half shows Shalini’s journey as Fatima Ba – a converted member of a terrorist group and her imprisonment in Afghanistan.

It also demonstrates how men were brainwashed in order to court Hindu and Christian women in Kerala with the promise of love, convert them, and persuade them to join conflict zones. The horrifying instances occurred between 2018 and 2019, when a growing number of Kerala teenagers fell under the spell of a terrorist group.

‘The Kerala Story’ Controversy

Controversy for the film started when its trailer was released. The film’s trailer stated that 32,000 women went missing in Kerala, but many questioned the estimates. At first the film-makers claimed that the film is based on true events but later it cleared that the film is fictional. Even the numbers of women missing was not correct, many fans reacted to the movie saying it is more of a propaganda than a genuine story.

The director of the film Sudipto Sen told that earlier they were not getting any suitable offers from any OTT platforms. He further added “that the film industry has ‘ganged up’ to punish them for the box office success”.

Adah Sharma told the Hindustan Times, “A film can only be released on OTT once it has left the theatres, therefore let us wait. According to what I know and what the production team has told me, they are considering which OTT platform to release the film on. Because it performed exceptionally well in theatres, an online distribution must be a deliberate decision.”

Adah Sharma new Project

Adah Sharma is back with a new project with the same director Sudipto Sen for the film ‘Bastar- The Naxal Story’ which is also a controversial topic but let see how the public reacts to it.

Adah Sharma shared the teaser of the film in her Instagram Handle.

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