Women often bear the brunt of religious warfare and the upcoming film ‘The Kerala Story’ perfectly captures this. The trailer for the film was released on Thursday and tells the story of a human tragedy as it uncovers the events behind the disappearance of 32,000 women in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
The film is about thousands of girls trafficked to ISIS and other ‘Islamic war zones’ over the last ten years. Producer Vipul Shah said “This story is a human tragedy, one that will shake you to the core.
When Sudipto (Sen) came and narrated it to me along with his research of more than 3 or 4 years, he was in tears at the first meeting. That was the same day I decided to make this movie. I’m glad we’re now making progress with the film and look forward to making a very real, unbiased and true narrative of the events.’
Adah Sharma, the actor who plays the lead character in the upcoming Hindi film The Kerala Story, shared the film’s trailer on her Instagram account.
She wrote in the caption that the movie tells the story of innocent women who have been forcibly converted and radicalized, leading to the destruction of their lives. She urges people to watch the trailer and save their daughters. The film is set to release in cinemas on May 5th.
The Kerala Story, accused of spreading hate
Hindi film The Kerala Story, accused of spreading hate towards Kerala, has released its trailer despite earlier controversy surrounding the trailer.
The film promotes a far-right stance towards Islamophobia and makes false accusations, including the claim that 32,000 Kerala women were forcibly converted and sent to Syria and Yemen to join the Islamic State.
The trailer shows the character Shalini joining a prostitution ring run by terrorist organizations and being forced to join IS as Fatima. The film is produced by Vipul Amrit Lal and directed by Sudeepto Sen with Adah Sharma playing the lead role of Shalini Unnikrishnan.
John Brittas MP sent a letter to Union Home Secretary Amit Shah and Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur calling for action against the film. The Congress party has also demanded that the film be banned.
As soon as the teaser was released, there was a lot of ruckus on social media. Users on social media are divided into two groups. The teaser released shows that 32,000 women disappeared in Kerala and are now buried in the deserts of Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen. At the same time, some users are fiercely disputing the film regarding the film.
Amidst the ruckus on the teaser, the makers of the film claim that the film only depicts the plot and the truth behind the pain that happened to those women. However, users are trying to run a boycott regarding this film as well. This teaser is only 58 seconds, and it which the story of a woman is shown, who dreamed of becoming a nurse.
It is shown in the teaser that the girl is kidnapped from her house and now she has become ‘Fathima Ba’ from ‘Shalini Unnikrishnan’. Also, he is lodged in a prison in Afghanistan as an ISIS terrorist. Adah Sharma is playing the character of this woman who became ‘Fathima Ba’ from ‘Shalini Unnikrishnan’ in the film.
Many users who strongly opposed the film wrote that the story of ‘The Kerala Story’ is fake propaganda and there is a conspiracy to defame the state. Apart from this, many users say that ‘another film like ‘The Kashmir Files’ is going to bring the truth on the big screen’. Let us tell you that this film will be released on the big screen next year.
Another comment read, “This is a true story. One of the girls I know, has gone through this. She was brainwashed and then one day kidnapped and sent to some centre in Malappuram where she was being trained to learn Syrian language.
Later somehow she was brought back to her house since she was minor but she was so much brainwashed that she was speaking nonsense about Hinduism and its culture. S
he was totally unaware of what was coming for her, that she would have ended up in ISIS one day if she was not found. The government is totally in their favour. The poverty can never fight legal battle to win them 😐 Sadly, the god’s own country has been partially converted to Devil’s own country 😣 Many such cases, but still there are people who say this is nothing but propaganda!”
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