A controversy has erupted over the upcoming movie ‘The Kerala Story’ directed by Sudipto Sen and produced by Vipul Shah.
Aravindakshan BR, a journalist from Chennai, has alleged that the film teaser which released on November last year was ‘illegal,’ as it was released without the certification of CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification), according to him.
In his tweet Aravindakshan BR alleged, ‘The film portrays Kerala as a terror-supporting state. It undermines confidence in India’s intelligence agencies. Therefore Kerala government should take appropriate actions.’
The journalist has now again filed a complaint to the Kerala CMO as a reminder, his petition in November last year states that ‘Depicting Kerala state as a land of terrorism and with false information. I request that legal action be taken against Sunshine Pictures Company and the director of the film Sudipto Sen who released the teaser illegally without a proper Censor Certificate from CBFC. And I humbly request Kerala Government to take legal action to prevent the release of the film on May 5th,2023.’
‘My RTI application states that the CBFC has not issued a censor certificate for the teaser footage of the movie ‘The Kerala Story’. The teaser which is causing division and disturbing social peace in the country, has been released without proper permission, ‘Aravindakshan further stated in his complaint.
In November 2023, the Kerala police had filed a case over the content of the film, based on the complaint.
The teaser depicts the events behind approximately 32,000 women (as claimed by the movie’s makers) going missing in the southern state, who were allegedly recruited by ISIS.
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