The Supreme Court of India has suspended the ban on the film Kerala’s history in West Bengal. The film directed by Sudipto Sen was banned in the state because the state government felt that it might affect the public order situation there.
The Supreme Court stops the ban on The Kerala Story in Bengal and asks the creators to include a disclaimer on their claim in the trailer and film.
The judges led by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud said that it is the responsibility of the state to maintain law and order as the film has already got clearance from the CBFC (Central Bureau of Film Certification) to be shown in theaters. . The court said, as quoted by NDTV, “Prima facie we are of the opinion that the West Bengal ban is not tenable on the basis of the above material. Therefore, the banning order on the film is suspended.”
The movie and its promos said that Kerala’s history is based on the lives of 32,000 women of the state who converted to Islam and were forced to join the terrorist organization ISIS. However, as the creators were unable to provide proof of the same, they were ordered by the court to add a disclaimer in the film stating that it is a fictional account of the events and that there is no data to prove the claim about the 32,000 women. .
Several theaters in Tamil Nadu have reportedly stopped showing Kerala’s history due to security concerns. The court has asked the state to ensure the smooth screening of the film starring Adah Sharma and the safety of moviegoers.
Upon its release on May 5, Kerala’s history it has performed brilliantly at the box office. The film, produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, has so far earned Rs. 164 crores in India itself.
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