It tells the tale of three young girls from different parts of Kerala brainwashed by extremists into believing Islam is the only true religion and that other gods are evil. The movie’s main subject is Shalini, who was kidnapped and later converted to Islam. Shalini is then forced to join ISIS as a terrorist after becoming radicalized.

The Kerala Story is a made-up narrative of what occurred in Kerala, often known as God’s Own Country, a few years ago when it was revealed that a small number of Hindu ladies had undergone forced conversion to Islam and were sent to Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other countries to undergo terrorist training.


Sudipto Sen’s The Kerala Story captured everyone’s attention with tantalizing teasers and trailers. The movie, which centres on a few Hindu women who joined ISIS terrorists in Kerala, stars Adah Sharma and explores the contentious issue. The Love Jihad perspective was discussed, and how this heightened tensions nationwide.

Adah Sharma shows an impressive acting range in the film, flawlessly delivering various expressions and emotions. She performed well with a Malayalee accent. Newcomers Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, and Siddhi Idnani demonstrated their acting prowess when given a chance. Other people, such as Vijay Krishna, Pranavv Misshra, and Pranav Pachauri, performed in line with their roles.

Sudipto Sen gives the narrator an intriguing start with the interrogation scenes before him realistically and naturally depicts the dormitory scenes. These sequences occasionally lacked energy, which tried the patience of the audience. He ought to have put more effort into the script and direction. Conversations are intense and cutting. He made intriguing points on how others are being misled and how one faith is vulnerable.

There was room for improvement in Sanjay Sharma’s editing. Several scenes made the movie’s pacing uneven. His background music improved the situation despite Veeresh Sreevasla and Bikash Jyothi’s ok music. However, there were instances when it came off as loud, and when he didn’t raise the stakes in the crucial moments, the intensity levels were down. Prasantanu Mohaptra’s cinematography enhanced the film’s realism.

It highlighted by Sudipto Sen and Adah Sharma. Despite disagreements over the number of missing women, even one girl shouldn’t suffer such brutality.

Rating: 3/5

Sudipto Sen’s story is powerful but sometimes needs to be better with the screenplay and direction. People may have different opinions on the film, but one cannot ignore the actions of ISIS. These elements together result in a three-star rating out of five.
Sudipto Sen is the director.

Vipul Amrutlal Shah is the producer. Pranav Mishra, Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, and Siddhi Idnani appear in the movie. It was published on May 5, 2023. It will soon be available, thanks to OTT providers.

Written By : Indori Nerd

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