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After the commercial success of ‘The Kerala Story’ in India, the movie will be screened for the stuents of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), movie makers announced on Saturday. The movie is directed by Sudipto Sen and revolves around the story of ladies who were forced to converted to Islam for their recruitment by the terror group Islamic State (IS). The movie is produced by Vipul Shah's Sunshine Pictures.

Vipul Shah said that the team is very excited to meet their own people in the institute. The institute is the future of the industry that is getting ready in FTII. He also said that it would be interesting to know how the students will be looking at the movie and their thoughts about it.

"We are very excited to meet our own people there. This is the future of the industry that is getting ready in FTII. It would be very interesting and exciting to see how they are looking at 'The Kerala Story', and what they think of it. What they have understood and their viewpoint, which is the future’s viewpoint. It is going to be fun," Shah said in a statement.

The movie was released on May 5 and has received huge applaud from certain section of society and huge criticism from other. Similarly, different state governments responded to the movie differently. Many BJP ruled states made the movie tax-free. Whereas, many opposition party-led government tried to hinder the movie release in their state. CM Mamata Banerjee banned the movie West Bengal. However, the move was stayed by the court. On Thursday, the Supreme Court stayed the West Bengal government's order banning the film in the state and asked the Tamil Nadu government to ensure the safety of the moviegoers instead of hindering the movie's release. 

The movie stars actors like Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani and Siddhi Idnani. As of now, the movie has raised over 150 crore at the domestic box office.

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Updated: 20 May 2023, 02:07 PM IST
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