In a whirlwind of controversy and anticipation, “The Kerala Story” has taken the Bollywood box office by storm. Directed by Sudipto Sen, this thought-provoking film has captivated audiences with its powerful narrative. Despite facing numerous challenges, the film’s collections have remained unscathed, propelling it to become one of the highest-grossing Hindi films of 2023. Let’s delve into the astounding box office journey of “The Kerala Story.”
The Kerala Story Triumphs
With its intriguing storyline and stellar performances, The Kerala Story has shattered box office records since its release on May 5th. Despite the controversy surrounding its theme, the film has garnered immense audience support. In its first week, the film amassed an impressive collection of Rs 81.14 crore, setting the stage for its remarkable success.
TKS Box Office Collection Day 14
The Kerala Story is a Blockbuster 🔥🔥
Week 2 is higher than Week 1 & 3rd weekend will also post excellent numbers; it will touch the Rs 250 crore mark; Day 14 is Rs 7 crore
Total: Rs 171.72 crore#TKS #TheKeralaStory #KeralaStory #AdahSharma pic.twitter.com/nCXX62BgtI
— Praneet Samaiya (@praneetsamaiya) May 19, 2023
“The Kerala Story” has consistently dominated the box office, crossing the coveted Rs 150 crore mark on May 16th. The film’s resounding success continued on its fourteenth day, as it amassed an estimated Rs 7 crore. As of May 18th, the film’s total collection stands at a staggering Rs 171.72 crore.
Day Wise Collection At BO: TKS Total Income Report
|Day||Box Office Collection|
|Day 1||Rs 8.03 Crores|
|Day 2||Rs 11.22 Crores|
|Day 3||Rs 16.4 Crores|
|Day 4||Rs 10.07 Crores|
|Day 5||Rs 11.14 Crores|
|Day 6||Rs 12 Crores|
|Day 7||Rs 12.5 Crores|
|Day 8||Rs 12.23 Crores|
|Day 9||Rs 19.50 Crores|
|Day 10||Rs 23.75 Crores|
|Day 11||Rs 10.30 Crores|
|Day 12||Rs 9.65 Crores|
|Day 13||Rs 7.90 Crores|
|Day 14||Rs 7 Crores|
|Total||Approx 171.72 Crores|
International Recognition For The Kerala Story
“The Kerala Story” has not only made waves in India but has also reached international shores. The film has been released in theaters across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Notably, Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders expressed his admiration for the film and shared screenshots on Twitter. Wilders announced that the film would also be shown in cinemas in the Netherlands, extending its global reach.
Critical Acclaim And Ratings
Sudipto Sen’s directorial debut has garnered critical acclaim for its poignant portrayal of the story. With an IMDB rating of 7.6 out of 10 and a rating of 8.9 out of 10 on BookMyShow, “The Kerala Story” has resonated with audiences and critics alike. In addition, the film’s powerful performances by Adah Sharma, Sonia Balani, Yogita Bihani, Siddhi Idnani, Devadarshini, and Pranay Pachauri have been praised for their authenticity and depth.
Controversy And Triumph Of TKS
“The Kerala Story” has faced its fair share of controversies, including a suspension of its screening by the West Bengal government. However, the Supreme Court intervened and suspended the government’s order, emphasizing that a film’s fate lies in the hands of the audience. Despite the controversies, the film’s box office performance has remained unaffected, proving its resilience and appeal to the masses.
“The Kerala Story” has emerged as a game-changer at the box office, defying expectations and enthralling audiences with its powerful narrative. With its remarkable collection of over Rs 170 crore and counting, the film stands on the verge of crossing the Rs 200 crore mark. Adah Sharma’s stellar performance and Sudipto Sen’s visionary direction have catapulted “The Kerala Story” to the forefront of Bollywood’s highest-grossing films in 2023. This thought-provoking film is a testament to the industry’s ability to address sensitive subjects and create impactful cinema that resonates with viewers worldwide.
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