Adah Sharma’s much-anticipated film, “The Kerala Story,” is set to make its digital debut on February 16, 2024, exclusively on ZEE5. Following its successful theatrical run, the film garnered immense popularity and heightened audience anticipation. Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the film’s director, crafted a cinematic masterpiece that not only captured hearts but also emerged as the top-grossing and most ROI successful Hindi film of 2023, raking in a staggering ₹303.97 crores worldwide.
Adah Sharma excitedly shared the news on her Instagram, expressing the long-awaited surprise for fans. The film, known for its compelling narrative, initially stirred controversy by claiming that over 32,000 young women in Kerala were susceptible to being recruited by terrorist organizations. This assertion faced criticism, leading to a revision of the number to just three women amidst the online backlash.
Despite the controversy, producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah addressed the issue, emphasizing the extensive four-year research conducted by director Sudipto Sen. Shah defended the film, stating, “We are making a film on a big tragedy. If I feel that I want to tell this story as a filmmaker, then, discussion on whether I am pro-establishment or not will only reflect an individual’s point of view.”
With Adah Sharma in the lead role and supported by Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, and Siddhi Idnani, “The Kerala Story” promises to be a riveting watch on ZEE5. As the OTT release date approaches, fans are eager to experience the captivating tale that captivated audiences on the big screen.