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Congress urges state not to give screening permission for film ‘The Kerala Story’

Apr 28, 2023 06:31 PM IST

The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist), also came down heavily on the upcoming movie saying the “Sangh Parivar was using an even popular medium to humiliate the state and whole community.”

As the controversial movie The Kerala Story is set to hit theatres on May 5, the Congress on Friday urged the Kerala government not to give screening permission for the film, which it said was “full of lies and painted the Muslim community in bad light.”

Vipul Amrutlal Shah is producing the Adah Sharma-starrer, The Kerala Story (File Photo)
Vipul Amrutlal Shah is producing the Adah Sharma-starrer, The Kerala Story (File Photo)

The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist), also came down heavily on the upcoming movie saying the “Sangh Parivar was using an even popular medium to humiliate the state and whole community.”

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Two months ago, the film’s trailer was released which triggered protests in the state. The film is directed by Sudipto Sen and produced by Vipul Shah and it is taken in the backdrop 2016 missing case of 21 people from north Kerala, who reportedly joined the Islamic State-held areas of Syria and Afghanistan or ISIS.

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A teaser for the film, released in November, was criticised for carrying inaccurate facts about the number of women, who might have been involved in these kinds of situations.

“The film is a bundle of lies. It says 32,000 women were converted and sent to Islamic state-held areas. Its trailer gave enough hints of its content. It is intended to defame the state and community and Sangh Parivar outfits are behind this,” said opposition leader V D Satheesan.

He said this was part of a vicious agenda to sow seeds of hatred and religious animosity but the people of Kerala will stand united to defeat such forces.

The DYFI also said the movie was intended to portray the state in a bad light.

“The Sangh Parivar has been trying to portray the state as the hub of religious fanatics and anti-national forces. This is part of its ploy for communal polarisation but this will not work in a state like Kerala. The state will stand as a cradle of secularism and democratic values,” it said in a statement.

Earlier the Muslim League, an ally of the Congress, had threatened agitation against the movie saying “it demonised the whole community”.

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