The star cast of The Kerala Story is Adah Sharma as Shalini Unnikrishnan / Fatime Ba, Sonia Balani as Asifa, Yogita Bihani as Nimah, and Siddhi Idnani as Geetanjali. The cast as well as the crew of The Kerala Story brings the story of this movie to life. With these talented actors and their flawless acting skills, this movie also becomes a hit even though it faces multiple legal actions.
There are also many other lead characters in this movie which we will discuss further. The story of this movie revolves also around these four girls and is based on a true incident that happened between 2016 and 2018. In this article, we will share the star Casts and crew of the Kerala Story and also give you a summary of the story.
The Kerala Story Details
|Movie Name||The Kerala Story|
|Directed by||Sudipto Sen|
|Theatrical Release Date||5 May 2023|
|Other Releasing Languages||Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam|
|Running Time||2 h 18 m|
|Running Time in Minutes||138 Minutes|
|Production Company||Sunshine Pictures|
|OTT Release Date||July 2023|
|Budget||Est. ₹ 15 – 20 Crore ($1.8 – 2.4 Million)|
|Box Office Collection in India||Est. ₹ 288.04 Crore ($36 Million)|
|Box Office Collection from Overseas||Est. ₹ 15.64 Crore ($2 Million)|
|Worldwide Box Office Collection||Est. ₹ 303.97 Crore ($38 Million)|
|Story||Based on a True Incident|
Plot of The Kerala Story
Fatima Ba is a converted Muslim who shares the story of her personal life. She shares everything about her journey from how a common girl from Kerala who wants to become a nurse ended up in Afghanistan jail. Additionally, she also shares how she got manipulated by some religious heads and ended up being an ISIS terrorist.
However, the movie starts with the character of Fatima who got arrested at the Afghan-Iran border. She reveals her identity as Shalini Unnikrishanan during the investigation. She also shares that she lived in Kerala with her mother and grandmother. Additionally, she moved to a city from Kerala to pursue her studies to be a nurse.
There she met with new people and also became friends with Asifa, Gitanjali, and Matthew. Furthermore, Asifa belongs to some Jihadi group and always tells them about her religious beliefs. Asifa and her other companions (Rameez and Abdul) from her group create a situation in which Shalini and Gitanjali get brainwashed and also start wearing Hijab.
However, their other friend Nimah doesn’t believe her and moves to her separate way. Moving with the story, Shalini falls in love with Abdul and also gets pregnant. However, as per their plan, Abdul ran away and Shalini had to marry Ishaq who is also a member of that group. Following that, after their marriage, she was illegally taken to Syria to become a suicide bomber.
This movie is based on a true story and there were also many rumors that around 32000 women were kidnapped during that time between 2016 and 2018. Moreover, it also faces many legal actions and the creators of the movie remove all the promotional material in the consequences of such legal actions.
The Star Cast of The Kerala Story
- Adah Sharma as Shalini Unnikrishnan / Fatime Ba
- Sonia Balani as Asifa
- Yogita Bihani as Nimah
- Siddhi Idnani as Geetanjali
- Sania Mir as Farah
- Eleena Koul as Husna
- Bhavna Makhija as Bhagyalaxmi
- Devadarshini as Shalini’s Mother
- Usha Subramaniam Saksena as Geetanjali’s Mother
- M. S. Subbulakshmi as Shalini’s Grandmother
- Soundous Essay Moufakkir as Razia
- Jagat Rawat Gitanjali’s Father
- Pranay Pachauri as Rameez
- Pranav Mishra as Abdul
- Vijay Krishna as Ishak
- Chandra Shekhar Dutta as Preacher
- Benedict Garrett as Peter Rodd
- Samaira as UN Guard 1
- Anna Gavricchova as UN Guard 2
- Ekaterina Krotova as UN Guard 3
- Vijay Shrivastav as Maulvi
- Sameer Gulzar Khan as ISIS Commander
- Akhil Kaimal as Mujib
- Breshna Khan as Aheng Moradi
- Raj Gopal Iyer as Police Inspector
The Crew of The Kerala Story
|Movie Name||The Kerala Story|
|Co-Producer||Ravichand Nallappa, Aashin A. Shah|
|Casting Director||Mukesh Chhabra|
|Story Writer||Vipul Shah, Sudipto Sen, Suryapal Singh|
|Music Director||Bishakh Jyoti, Viresh Sreevalsa|
|Sound Designer||Ganesh Gangadharan|
|Background Sound||Bishakh Jyoti|
|Sound Re-recording Mixer||Yogesh Nehe, Akash Sengupta|
|Costume Designer||Radhika Mehra|
|Production Designer||Chetan Acharya, Angana Sen|
|Make-Up Designer||Shriniwas Reddy|
|Publicity Designer||Himanshu Nanda, Rahul Nanda|
|Action Director||Raj Shinde|
|Visual Promotions||Vasudevan Kothandath, Jayesh Shikarkhane|
|Banner||Ltd, Sunshine, Pictures Pvt.|
Songs of The Kerala Story
|Athira Ravil||2:07||K.S Chithra||Viresh Sreevalsa|
|Ambo Ambambo||1:52||Ath ul Narukara||Viresh Sreevalsa|
|Tu Mila||2:07||K. S Chithra||Ozil Dalal|
|Pagal Parindey||2:04||Bishakh Jyoti & Sunidhi Chauhan||Ozil Dalal|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is The Kerala Story a hit or flop?
Comparing The Kerala Story to the latest Bollywood films on the very first day in theaters, recent box office data indicate that it had an excellent opening. The Kerala Story also made INR. 7.5 Crore on its first day of revenue at the box office. Cinepolis, Inox, and PVR three theater chains across the nation, each invested INR 3 Crore.
Q: Is Kerala’s story on Amazon Prime?
The Kerala Story Movie is accessible on a variety of OTT services, including Jio Cinema, Zee5, Netflix, Hotstar, as well as Amazon Prime, among others, and people can stream the film by signing up for any of these services.
Q: Who is the most famous non-Malayali actor in Kerala?
Only Vijay, who is not a Malayali actor, has a sizable fan base in Kerala, possibly second only to Allu Arjun. He has become and serves as one of the top box office producers in the state. Additionally, his thriller movie titled “Theri” was so popular in Kerala that it succeeded in ousting quite a few movies in Malayalam in the course of its release.
Q: What happens at the end of The Kerala Story?
Shalini is informed by the UN troops that she has been declared a terrorist by the Government of India as well as will not be permitted to enter the entire country again. Shalini will be also imprisoned for the remainder of her lifespan in the UN services that house terrorists who have been found guilty. She is approved to call her mother’s home in Kerala, India, for one final time.
According to the creators, The Kerala Story is based on a true incident that occurred between 2016 and 2018. This movie also faces many controversies including bans and some legal issues. However, it still gets hit and earns around $38 Million from all around the world. The crew and cast of the Kerala Story also play an important part in making it a blockbuster hit.