Embark on an Empowering Journey with Four Fearless Female Students in 'The Kerala Story' Trailer
- Posted on May 1, 2023
- By Navya Shrivastava
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Since its release on April 26, 'The Kerala Story' trailer has sparked both reactions and controversy. Directed by Sudipto Sen and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the film delves into the disturbing topic of how women from the Indian state of Kerala were deceived and trafficked into the conflict zone of Syria, to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Following the journey of four fearless female college students, the movie aims to bring light to the issue of the exploitation and radicalization of women in extremist groups.
V.D. Satheesan, the leader of the opposition in Kerala, has demanded that the release of the film be halted.
The Kerala Story sheds light on the disturbing issue of 'love jihad' being utilized by ISIS to lure nearly 32,000 women to Syria. The film highlights how men were brainwashed to attract Hindu and Christian women from Kerala, using the guise of love, to convert them to Islam and then recruit them to join ISIS and other Islamic conflict zones. The shocking incidents took place between 2018-19, during a time when a growing number of Kerala youths had fallen prey to the influence of ISIS.
The Kerala Story' is scheduled to have a worldwide theatrical release on May 5, 2023.
Details regarding the cast and plot of The Kerala Story:
Adah Sharma leads the cast of 'The Kerala Story,' portraying the character of Fathima Ba, a converted Muslim woman based on a real-life Hindu nurse who faced a similar fate. The movie also features Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, and Siddhi Idnani as the three other women who join Fathima on her journey.
The Kerala Story sheds light on the horrifying reality of the disappearance of approximately 32,000 women in Kerala, India. These women were allegedly tricked and lured by Muslim men who would marry and convert them, subsequently radicalizing them and sending them on terror missions for ISIS, both within India and abroad. The film is an attempt to bring to the forefront the terrifying methods that extremist groups employ to recruit women into their ranks.
Sudipto Sen, the director of the film, is a renowned filmmaker known for his work in movies like "Piku" and "Bhoothnath Returns." Vipul Amrutlal Shah, who produced the film, is also a well-known figure in the Indian film industry and has produced hit films like "Aankhen," "Namastey London," and "Commando."
The release of the film's trailer on April 26, 2023, has sparked both reactions and controversy, with many calling for the film's ban due to its sensitive subject matter. Nevertheless, the film's producers have remained steadfast in their commitment to bringing this important story to the forefront.
With its gripping storyline, powerful performances, and hard-hitting subject matter, The Kerala Story promises to be a thought-provoking and impactful film. The movie is set to release in theaters worldwide on May 5, 2023.