Recent reports indicated that despite the Supreme Court overturning the prohibition on The Kerala Story in West Bengal, the film is not being released due to logistical difficulties cited by theater proprietors.
Many theater and multiplex proprietors in West Bengal reported that all available slots for the next two weeks have been committed, with many stating that they will be unable to reschedule. However, according to recent reports, a solitary theater has decided to screen the film.
The Kerala Story receives a West Bengal theater.
While most theaters in Bengal have refused to show The Kerala Story, a solitary theater in Bongaon, North 24 Parganas, has begun showing the film. According to reports, the theater is experiencing nearly sold-out performances, and audience response is also strong.
According to the report, The Kerala Story music director Bishakh Jyoti is ecstatic that Sreema Hall is eventually displaying The Kerala Story despite the controversy and alleged threats.
Bishakh stated that he is pleased that a cinema from his city is showing the film, despite the fact that the majority of cinemas in Bengal are still reluctant to show The Kerala Story.
He added that he has heard that distributors and theater proprietors are receiving phone calls and being instructed not to exhibit the film.
“I believe that in addition to Sreema, a few other theaters, particularly single-screen theaters, have also begun displaying the film. We anticipate that it will shortly be screened in many more theaters in West Bengal,” he said.
The prohibition on The Kerala Story in West Bengal
The West Bengal prohibition on The Kerala Story was lifted on May 18 by the Supreme Court. However, despite the order of the state’s highest court, the film remains absent from theatres in the state. According to reports, the state administration has not yet issued a new circular.