‘The Kerala Story’ Screened In 1 Theatre In Bengal, Will get “Good” Response

The state authorities had imposed a ban on the screening of ‘The Kerala Story’


‘The Kerala Story’ film is being screened in just one theatre in West Bengal however it’s evoking a very good response from the viewers, an official of the Japanese India Movement Image Affiliation (EIMPA) stated on Thursday.

The Supreme Courtroom on Could 18 put aside the West Bengal authorities’s ban on screening of the controversial film within the state. The Mamata Banerjee administration, whereas imposing the ban on Could 8, had cited fears that the film, if screened in theatres, might fan communal passions.

Whereas theatre house owners in different halls haven’t proven the willingness to indicate the film, a cinema corridor in Bongaon city in North 24 Parganas district close to the India-Bangladesh border is screening the film since Could 20, with a disclaimer that the “narratives are based mostly on fictional accounts”.

“Sreema Cinema Corridor on Ramnagar Street in Bongaon, round 75 km from Kolkata, is screening the film however we wouldn’t have information whether or not some other theatre within the state is displaying the movie,” the office-bearer of EIMPA, the apex physique of cinema corridor house owners and distributors of the jap area, informed PTI.

After the state authorities imposed the ban on the movie’s screening, round 60 halls displaying it began allotting its slots to different Bengali, Hindi and English motion pictures and now, barring one, all cite the lack to renew screening, he stated.

“We supplied them a number of time slots however they didn’t present any inclination to display the movie,” he stated.

Satadip Saha, on behalf of the movie’s distributors SSR Cinema, stated, “The film is being screened in just one theatre regardless of us assuring the corridor house owners that they might not face any authorized hurdle in the event that they display the film after Could 18.” Ratan Saha, chairman of the exhibition part of EIMPA, in an earlier letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, wrote, “At the moment cinema halls are struggling as audiences aren’t coming to theatres in massive numbers. Nonetheless, ‘The Kerala Story’ had a profitable three-day run giving some reduction to the corridor house owners. So, I request you to make preparations to facilitate the screening of the movie within the state for the curiosity of cinema.” 

Ratan Saha, who can also be a co-owner of Ajanta Cinema in South Kolkata, stated, “It’s as much as the respective corridor proprietor to take the choice (to display the film), the EIPMA can not ask them to. So far as I do know, the distributors are prepared if some other corridor proprietor reveals curiosity.” The film’s director Sudipto Sen, in a press convention in Kolkata on Could 19, had claimed that many corridor house owners have knowledgeable him that they have been threatened and requested to not display the movie. He had stated that the film will definitely be launched on OTT platforms later however it was “meant for viewing on the massive display”. 

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