Uttar Pradesh declares ‘The Kerala Story’ tax-free after Bengal’s ban transfer
Written by Sanjay Kumar
The Kerala Story
2023 ‧ Drama ‧ 2h 18m
- Launch date: 5 Could 2023 (India)
- Director: Sudipto Sen
- Price range: est. INR 40 crore
- Language: Hindi
- Music by: Viresh Sreevalsa; Bishakh Jyoti
- Produced by: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
The controversial movie, The Kerala Story, which claims to depict the tales of three ladies who have been radicalized into becoming a member of the terrorist group ISIS, has sparked a pointy division in public opinion and has led to contrasting responses from state governments.
On Could 8, the Yogi Adityanath-led authorities introduced that the film shall be made tax-free in Uttar Pradesh. This determination got here at some point after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee introduced that the movie shall be banned within the state to keep away from any potential unrest.
In a tweet, Chief Minister Adityanath declared, “‘The Kerala Story’ to be made tax-free in Uttar Pradesh.” The Chief Minister is anticipated to look at the film together with his cupboard colleagues at a particular screening.
Nevertheless, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered an instantaneous ban on the screening of the movie in her state, stating that she wished to forestall any incidents of hatred and violence.
West Bengal turned the primary state to ban The Kerala Story. Union Minister Anurag Thakur expressed confusion over the choice and questioned why the TMC chief’s sympathies have been with terrorist organizations as an alternative of the harmless ladies from Kerala. Thakur additionally watched the movie at a cinema corridor in Delhi. Then again, UP Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak lauded the choice to make the film tax-free in Uttar Pradesh, saying that this can be a nice option to educate the individuals of UP concerning the plight of the ladies portrayed within the movie.
The movie’s producer, Vipul Shah, acknowledged that his workforce would take authorized motion towards the ban imposed by the TMC authorities.
A West Bengal authorities official knowledgeable PTI that the Chief Minister had directed an instantaneous ban on the screening of the movie to forestall any incidents of hatred and violence, and motion could be taken towards any cinema corridor that violated the ban.
In the meantime, the Madhya Pradesh authorities declared The Kerala Story tax-free within the state on Could 6.
About The Kerala Story
Directed by Sudipto Sen and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, The Kerala Story is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language movie that depicts a bunch of ladies from Kerala who transformed to Islam and joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Nevertheless, the movie has drawn controversy for making false claims concerning the conversion of 1000’s of ladies from Kerala into Islam and their recruitment into ISIS.
Plot: After changing to Islam, Fatima Ba’s dream of turning into a nurse become a harrowing journey. She was kidnapped from her residence and compelled to adjust to extremist teams. Ultimately, she was coerced into becoming a member of ISIS, which led to her imprisonment in Afghanistan.
- Adah Sharma as Shalini Unnikrishnan / Fatima Ba
- Yogita Bihani as Nimah
- Sonia Balani as Asifa
- Siddhi Idnani as Geetanjali
- Devadarshini as Shalini’s mom
- Vijay Krishna
- Pranay Pachauri
- Pranav Misshra
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