The Supreme Court has stayed the May 8 order of the West Bengal government banning the screening of the film The Kerala Story in the state. The ban was imposed by the Mamata Banerjee-led government citing a threat to law and order in the state. The Sudipto Sen directorial sparked controversy by alleging that 32,000 women in Kerala were forced to convert to Islam and join ISIS.
The Supreme Court had earlier pulled up the West Bengal government over its decision to ban The Kerala Story in the state. The court allowed the screening of the movie by putting a stay on West Bengal’s order that sought a ban on it.
This decision by the Supreme Court is significant as it upholds the freedom of expression and allows for the screening of a controversial film that had been banned by a state government. It sets a precedent for future cases where state governments may seek to ban films or other forms of expression citing threats to law and order. The decision also highlights the importance of upholding constitutional values such as freedom of expression and the right to dissent.
Also read: EXCLUSIVE: The Kerala Story Is Heading For 170 Cr Nett After Two Weeks With 82 Cr Nett 2nd Week, Blockbuster!
In conclusion, the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the West Bengal government’s ban on The Kerala Story is a victory for freedom of expression and sets an important precedent for future cases. It upholds constitutional values and highlights the importance of protecting individual rights and freedoms.
Blockbuster Box Office Collection Of The Kerala Story
The Kerala Story released last Friday and proved to be a surprise blockbuster with amazing opening of 8 cr nett and 81 cr nett in week one. Film is a rage in north and west India with tax free status boosting it further. Film demolished all new films and competition on 2nd Friday by clear margin. Now 3rd week holds the key in order to beat lifetime box office collections of The Kashmir Files.
After collecting massive numbers via super solid trending on weekdays, film again collected double digit numbers close to 12.35 cr nett on day 8. Film jumped big by 55% on 2nd Saturday and collected 19.50 cr nett. Film added 23.75 cr nett on 2nd Sunday. Film collected 55.60 cr nett plus over 2nd weekend. Film added 10.30 cr nett on 2nd Monday which is massive hold. Film collected double digit numbers for continuously 10 days.
Film collected another solid 9.65 cr nett on day 12. followed by 7.90 cr nett on day 13. Film has total of 164.59 cr nett in 13 days. It is certain to cross 170 cr nett by end of 2nd week and 225 cr nett target depends on its trending post release big Hollywood franchise Fast X. This is one of the biggest surprise hits at box office of recent years after The Kashmir Files.
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