The Indian entertainment media has a knack for producing anti-Muslim and/or anti-Pakistani projects that tend to show a cliched and biased view of the life of Muslims and Pakistani people. Even after the Sidharth Malhotra-starrer Mission Majnu turned out to be a cringe-inducing laughing stock, the industry did not take any notes. With yet another project in the pipeline, preparations for the release propaganda film, The Kerala Story, have been completed before the elections in India.
This new film will be released in Indian theaters on May 5. Many political and social figures, including the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, have called it ”propaganda.”
The Kerala Story claims that around 32 thousand women went missing from Kerala and joined ISIS, after accepting Islam and have been sent to other countries of the world for terrorist activities, especially in the states of Iraq and Syria.
According to Indian media portals, the Chief Minister of Kerala accused the film’s producer and writer, Vipul Amrit Lal Shah of promoting the propaganda of Sangh Parivar through the film, which aims to use “‘Love Jihad.”
Many socio-political leaders of India have rejected the allegations made in this film by announcing a boycott of the film. CPI(M) MP, John Brittas, urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah and demanded action against the project. Brittas claimed that 32,000 women converting and joining terrorist forces is “absolutely rubbish and fallacious.”
Teaser of ‘The Kerala Story’, falsely claims that 32000 women from Kerala were converted to IS & send abroad. Being widely circulated, this severly threatens harmony, secularism& national unity apart from defaming Kerala. Wrote to @AmitShah ji& @ianuragthakur ji for urgent action pic.twitter.com/spWh8su4l4
— John Brittas (@JohnBrittas) November 9, 2022
It may be *your* Kerala story. It is not *our* Kerala story. pic.twitter.com/Y9PTWrNZuL
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 30, 2023
Makers of Nazi Propaganda movie 'The Kerala Story' changed YouTube discription.
Kerala govt should file case against them, and ask them to provide evidence to support their claim. pic.twitter.com/jpclRfp5bN
— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) May 2, 2023