Kerala Story Day 2 box office collection: Adah Sharma’s controversial film wins big, wins nearly Rs 20 crore

Director Sudipto Sen’s controversial film The Kerala Story hit theaters on Friday and fetched Rs 8.03 crore on its first day. The following day, the film saw growth of almost 40% as it hit Rs 11.22 crore on Saturday. This brings the two-day total to Rs 19.25 crore. Business analyst Taran Adarsh ​​tweeted: “#TheKeralaStory is SENSATIONAL, puts the #BO on 🔥🔥🔥 on day 2… Shows BIG GAINS on all circuits… Double digit hit, a REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT for a movie that does *not* ride fame, but word of mouth… Fri 8.03 cr, Sat 11.22 cr Total: ₹19.25 cr #Indian Affairs #Boxoffice Growth/Decline… Sat: [growth] 39.73%.”

According to industry tracker Sacnilk, The history of Kerala had an overall occupancy rate of 36.13% in the Hindi market. While the Adah Sharma movie has been criticized for alleged factual inaccuracies and even received poor reviews from critics, the numbers definitely have a different story to tell.

Starring Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Siddhi Idnani and Sonia Balani, The Kerala Story has been officially described as the story of over 32,000 women in Kerala who are believed to have been radicalized by Islamic fundamentalists. However, the number fell from 32,000 to three after online protests began against the misinformation spread by the film.

The Kerala Story is the second big hit of 2023 after Pathaan and could even become a blockbuster in the coming days. According to a report by Bollywood Hungama, on Saturday national channels collected around Rs 5 crore, down from Rs. 3.50 crore on the first day. He added, “The Monday collections will now give an idea of ​​The Kerala Story’s lifetime activity and if the film somehow manages to hit double digits on Monday, that would be an indication. of a historic race”.

Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film one star in her review. Part of it read: “After more than two hours of being beaten by a barrage of evil Muslims finishing the job Aurangzeb left hanging (no kidding, that’s a real line in the movie), and Listening to the mockery of the “Communists”, you wonder why those who want to create effective propaganda didn’t learn the ropes from the master, Leni Riefenstahl? At least we would have been something to watch. film highlights different aspects of an issue, it creates space for reflection and conversation, and you come away with food for thought. What about a film that does the exact opposite? As a viewer, you decide what you want from your film.

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