Sudipto Sen’s The history of Kerala is unstoppable at the box office. Not only that, but the movie gives stiff competition to other big budget movies running at the box office right now like Mani Ratnam’s. Ponniyin Selvan: II and Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3.
The film, which has become the hottest topic in the country since the release of the film’s first trailer, crossed the Rs 50 crore mark in its first week of release. The film now sits at Rs 68. crore mark.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: ‘#TheKeralaStory is UNBEATABLE and IMPOSSIBLE…Continues its WEEKDAY DREAM RUN…Fri 8.03 cr, Sat 11.22 cr, Sun 16.40 cr, Mon 10 .07 cr, Tue 11.14 cr, Wed 12 cr. Total: ₹68.86 cr. # Indian Affairs. OVERPRODUCTION. #Box office. Growth / Decline during the week…⭐️ Monday: [growth] 25.40%⭐️ Tue: [growth] 10.63%⭐️ Wed: [growth] 7.72% EXCELLENT TREND.”
#TheKeralaStory is UNBEATABLE and UNSTOPPABLE… Continues its weekday dream run… Fri 8.03 cr, Sat 11.22 cr, Sun 16.40 cr, Mon 10.07 cr, Tue 11.14 cr, Wed 12 cr. Total: ₹68.86 cr. #India business. OVERPRODUCTION. #Box office
Growth / Fall on *weekdays*…
⭐️ Monday: [growth] 25.40%… pic.twitter.com/vVkAocb4iY
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 11, 2023
Looking at the thunderous response the film is receiving, reports suggest that the film will cross the Rs 100 crore milestone in the second weekend.
Directed by Sen, the film, which is said to be based on real events, is set in Kerala and revolves around a group of young students who convert to Islam and are sent to the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The film received polarized opinions from audiences and politicians. The film was banned in some states, while in others it was declared tax-exempt.
The film stars Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Siddhi Idnani, Pranay Pachuri and Chandra Shekhar Dutta among others in key roles.
Meanwhile, the film is set to be released in 37 countries on May 12. Sharing the news, actress Adah Sharma tweeted, “Thank you to all the crores of you going to watch our movie, thank you for making it a trend, thank you for loving my performance. This weekend, the 12th #TheKeralaStory releases internationally in 37 countries (or more) #adahsharma.
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