Screenings of the controversial movie, The Kerala Story, have been cancelled in several districts of Kerala on its release day amid backlash.
Shows of Adah Sharma-starrer controversial movie, The Kerala Story, have been cancelled in several districts across Kerala on its release day amid backlash.
In Kochi, two shows that were listed earlier have been cancelled. Theatre owners at Lulu Mall and Centre Square Mall in Kochi have decided to boycott the movie. Similarly, theatres in Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Kannur and Wayanad districts have also decided not to screen the movie.
This comes a day after the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain for a third time a petition challenging the CBFC certification granted to controversial movie ‘The Kerala Story’, saying courts must be very careful while staying exhibition of films.
The top court observed that producers have invested money in the film by Sudipto Sen and actors have dedicated their labour, and it is for the market to decide if the movie is not up to the mark.
The film on alleged radicalisation and conversion of young Hindu women to Islam in Kerala, before inducting them into terrorist outfit Islamic State (IS), is scheduled for release on May 5.
The plea seeking a stay on its release was first mentioned on May 2. The apex court refused to entertain the plea which said it is a “worst kind of hate speech” and an “audio-visual propaganda”.