Since the day of its trailer release, The Kerala Story, directed by Sudipto Sen remains the focus of controversies. The movie, which was labeled as propaganda, turned out to be one of the most popular films of 2023. The movie starring Adah Sharma shattered so many box office records that it left the audience as well as the makers stunned.
Though the movie performed terrific at the box office, it hasn’t been a smooth journey. The movie faced scrutiny and controversy for its bold portrayal of sensitive subjects like religious conversions, ISIS, and love jihad. The film’s release initially faced a ban in West Bengal, and several theaters in Tamil Nadu declined to screen it, intensifying the challenges it faced.
As per Bollywood Hungama, the film has yet to receive any favorable response from potential streaming platforms, leaving the team in a state of uncertainty.
“We still haven’t got a suitable offer from any OTT platform for The Kerala Story…we are still waiting for a good workable deal from any of the main OTT platforms. But so far, we have not got any offer worth considering. It seems the film industry has ganged up to punish us…Our box office success has irked many sections of the film industry. We have a feeling that a section of the entertainment industry has united to punish us for our success.”, said Sudipto.
In the midst of the news of The Kerala Story struggling to find OTT, Twitter went berserk with many netizens coming forward to express their disappointment. Many netizens came forward to express their thoughts:
Honestly, @sudiptoSENtlm should release this movie online in his own website (with a good video player app) the link will be enough for people to watch on their phones and smart tv! Just wait and watch how Indians will make his web page successful and eventually can become its…
Zee5 had earlier released Kashmir files & Jio Cinema is another option. Doesnt look like Ambanis will bow down to any pressure tactic. Rest assured,which ever OTT platform releases it ,will be laughing back to the bank. Its awaited world wide & will give unprecedented business.
This is Bollywood uff Urduwood for you.. They just want to run fake narrative against Hindus & our rituals. And when you show real facts and incidents in a movie like #TheKeralaStory which is the biggest blockbuster hit Hindi cinema history..
@sudiptoSENtlm@adah_sharma Doesn’t matter if you don’t get a good deal on OTT. We have supported you enough. Even arranged free screening for college girls. If you are serious about the CAUSE, high time u put it for free on YouTube. Otherwise, don’t talk big.#TheKeralaStory