The makers of 'The Kerala Story,' a movie about how ISIS recruits and radicalises people in the state, are having trouble getting a good OTT deal, even though the movie was a hit in the industry. Sudipto Sen, a filmmaker, says that they haven't gotten any good offers from the top OTT platforms. He thinks that this is because some people in the business want to punish them for their success.
The movie, which starred Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, and Siddhi Idnani, became one of the biggest hits in Bollywood in 2023 and got a lot of attention. But there have been problems along the way to an OTT release. Sen says that they are struggling to get a good deal, which has led some to think that the content of the film, which some people see as propaganda, and the dissatisfaction of a certain part of the audience may be causing OTT platforms to be hesitant.
Even though there were problems, Adah Sharma was happy with the film's success and said that it being shown in theatres for five weeks after the pandemic was a dream come true. She made sure to say that 'The Kerala Story' is against terrorists and is not aimed at any particular group. But the movie has been controversial since it came out. The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri said that if the movie did well, it could lead to trouble. In the same way, 'The Kerala Story' didn't come out in West Bengal because of fears of social unrest.
People have made comparisons between 'The Kerala Story' and 'The Kashmir Files', which is scheduled to come out on OTT in the coming months. Reports say that the second film has gotten more positive reviews, which makes it harder for 'The Kerala Story' to get out there. Polarisation is a big problem in society, as shown by conversations on social media, and the problems the movie faces shed light on the most important issues.
Even though they are having trouble right now, the people who made 'The Kerala Story' are still hoping for a good outcome and are eager to share their powerful story with people through the digital platform.