Mumbai: Despite the Supreme Court declaring the ban on the film ‘The Kerala Story’ illegal in West Bengal, the film could not be released. Theater owners said that they were getting threats, so they could not take the risk. Most halls in Bengal have refused to screen ‘The Kerala Story’, but a single screen in North North 24 Parganas’ Bangaon has started showing the film.
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Interestingly, the music director of the film, Bishakh Jyoti, hails from Bangaon and is very happy to know that the film has finally released in Bengal. According to him, ‘Shrima Hall has taken the risk of releasing the film regardless of the threats. This is a big deal for us. If reports are to be believed, his shows are getting almost housefull and are getting tremendous response from the audience.
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Bishakha Jyoti said, ‘Most of the halls in Bengal are still hesitating to give space to ‘The Kerala Story’. But after the running of the film in this theatre, the fear of the theater owners may end. It has already started. Not only Shrima but perhaps some other theatres, especially single-screen theatres, have also started showing the film. We hope that soon it will be shown in many more halls of West Bengal.
Meanwhile, talking about the collection of ‘The Kerala Story’, the film has crossed the 200 crore mark on the 18th day of its release and has become the second highest grosser of this year. The film’s earnings are still going on.
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