The Kerala Story Review: Ada Sharma potrays painful tales of Kerala girls | Moviesda | Vegamovies
Artists: Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani and Siddhi Idnani
Writer: Suryapal Singh, Sudipto Sen and Vipul Amritlal Shah
Director: Sudipto Sen
Producer: Vipul Amritlal Shah
Release: 5 May 2023
Without a doubt, films have a powerful influence on how the general public thinks. In order to spread their political ideologies around the world, America and Russia have not only screened films from their own nations but also from developing nations. India is now in the spotlight. India’s own ideology needs to be explained to the rest of the world. It’s important to persuade the entire new generation as well, for whom falling in love is like catching a fever. However, this fever frequently leaves behind a sick person who spreads the illness to not only his family but also the rest of society. ‘The Kerala Story’ has been criticised for having an agenda. The claim that 30,000 girls were converted was allegedly untrue. This movie is about four girls. The fourth was on the opposite side of the floor from the other three. Even so, the world needs to see this true story about an Indian girl.
I have had a strong objection to the term “Love Jihad” for a very long time. However, the movie “The Kerala Story” makes it very clear how it’s done. After the movie is over, actual interviews with the members of those families, with whom everything actually happened, are shown. Shalini is a young woman from a happy family who adores her culture, her people, her way of life, and her community. She attends nursing school to pursue a career as a nurse. He forms a friendship with a girl at the hostel, and they work together to lead him down a dangerous path. Her journey from Kerala to Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka to Afghanistan, and Afghanistan to Syria comes to an end in the terrorist group ISIS’s camps, where she and other girls like her have been detained in order to feed the bodies of these terrorists. Although the movie contains other stories, you won’t need more than this one to shock you.
The family members of the girls whose stories formed the basis of “The Kerala Story” are introduced as having spoken aloud on camera about their experiences. At first glance, it appears that this movie was produced with a particular political agenda in mind. But as the movie goes on, it begins to engage the audience. Girls are duped by fake sympathy, fake love, and fake attacks. Islam’s meaning is described in an absurd manner. If the same thing had been said about any other religion, would its adherents be as tolerant and watch this movie? Even so, many of these things are said about Hindu deities and Jesus Christ. Living By the time “The Kerala Story” reaches its conclusion and shows how religious preachers like Zakir Nayak are imprisoned, it has transformed into a true story that ought to be told in every era.
The lead actress in the movie “The Kerala Story” is Adah Sharma. She has, in a way, carried the movie on both of her shoulders, first as Shalini and then as Fatima. From his mother, who is from Kerala, he learned Malayalam by heart. She also has amazing on-screen Malayalam speech. ‘Dil Se’ had Malayalam songs, and this Hindi movie follows suit. Despite the fact that I don’t speak Malayalam, the song still manages to have a classy effect thanks to Adah Sharma’s acting and Veeresh Srivalsa’s beautiful music. Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the film’s producer and creative director, deserves praise for not sacrificing the cast while producing a movie about a challenging subject. Additionally, his favourite actress Adah Sharma will undoubtedly win awards in the future for her work in this movie.
In the movie “The Kerala Story,” Yogita Bihani and Siddhi Idnani equally excelled in their roles as Shalini’s friends. Siddhi, who plays the daughter of a communist leader, portrays the entire spectrum of her character, and her performance in scenes that range from the girl in love to the girl who has lost her sense of self but persists is noteworthy. Yogita Bihani plays a smart girl in the movie who decides to expose the entire conspiracy after being deceitfully gang-raped as well. Yogita has also depicted this character on screen in a very beautiful way with all of its elements. Sonia Balani is playing a girl in this scene who is tasked with luring girls from common households into the arms of youths who will degrade them and force them to take their own paths. Sonia in this character sometimes makes me think of Bindu and other times of Aruna Irani.
‘The Kerala Story’ is the subject of numerous accusations. will still be applicable in the future. Sudipto Sen, the film’s director, has made a good effort to balance the story while remaining factual. The movie contains some quite graphic scenes that might be upsetting to the faint of heart, but they also seem necessary to convey the gravity of the plot. Sudipto’s familiarity with international cinema aids him in maintaining a tight grip on his subject in this case. Those who are familiar with Sudipto’s films are persuaded by his aesthetic. Melodrama is not allowed to flourish in his films. The dramatisation of his scenes is subject to limitations, and these limitations contribute to “The Kerala Story” earning the distinction of being a good movie. The film’s music and technical crew both have a straightforward style.
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The film’s shadow director (cinematographer), Prashantanu Mohapatra, has taken great care to film the locations in Kerala, Syria, and Afghanistan as accurately as possible so that they can be seen on screen. Angana Sen and Chetan Acharya, along with their production design team, worked hard to create the atmosphere of the film. Costume designer Radhika Mehra’s hard work is well reflected in the costumes of the characters in the film. The background music and the action scenes make up the film’s main plot. The effect would have been stronger if the actors’ makeup had been a little better and coordinated with the lighting used in the scenes. Despite these minor flaws, “The Kerala Story” manages to make a lasting impression and, when viewed objectively, does not seem to be a propaganda film at all.
Rating : 3.5/5
Author: Sangeeta Verma
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