The teaser of the upcoming film The Kerala Story, starring Adah Sharma, has caused quite a stir on social media. The controversial plot revolves around the recruitment of young women in Kerala by ISIS and the sensitive topic of ‘love jihad’. As soon as the teaser was released, it went viral and became a topic of political discussion in the state.
The story follows the lives of four women who were brainwashed and tricked into joining ISIS. The teaser claims that 32,000 women have disappeared and joined the terrorist organization, and the film asks the question: “will nobody stop them?”.
Sudipto Sen, the director of The Kerala Story, has come out in defense of his film, stating that the plot is based on a real incident. He explains that his aim is to bring attention to the dangerous game of conversion being played in Kerala and to spark a conversation about the issue.
Now, let’s dive into who Sudipto Sen is. Sen is a prolific writer-director who made his debut in the industry in 2006 with the film Aasma. He has directed several independent films and documentaries, including Guruji: Ahead of Time, Lucknow Times, The Last Monk, Akhnoor, In The Name Of Love, Indian Autumn, and Battle of Saraighat.
The Last Monk, Sudipto Sen’s directorial debut, was based on the life of a woman who comes from a line of elite people and eventually joins Buddhism to seek a life of peace and tranquility in Ladakh. The Kerala Story is his first mainstream film, which will get a nationwide release across movie theatres.
Want to delve deeper into the world of Sudipto Sen and his controversial filmmaking? Stay tuned to Jay-Ho! The Jay Kumar Show for the upcoming exclusive interview with the writer-director himself. Get ready to hear Sudipto’s take on The Kerala Story, and learn more about his past works and the facts.