Amid controversies, the crew has corrected the YouTube description of The Kerala Story movie. The text hinting that 32,000 young women from Kerala have gone to terrorist organizations has been omitted from the subtitle of the film’s trailer. The new narrative tells the true story of three girls in Kerala. It was originally captioned as The Story of 32,000 Families. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court refused to intervene urgently in the petition against the controversial film The Kerala Story. Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal said that he will look into all possible ways to prevent the film’s release and will file a detailed plea before the Chief Justice tomorrow.
Lawyer Nizam Pasha approached the Supreme Court alleging that The Kerala Story is a film promoting hate propaganda. A special application was filed before the bench which hears petitions against hate speech. But a bench comprising Justices KM Joseph and Nagaratna refused to entertain the matter as an application in another case. The film is released with the permission of the Censor Board. The court asked whether to approach the High Court against the Censor Board. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the complainant, requested the court to see the trailer of the film. When Justice KM Joseph informed that he had seen the report on TV, the court refused to intervene in the petition and decided to mention the matter before the Chief Justice and file a detailed petition. At the same time, the Censor Board had suggested that former Chief Minister VS Achuthandadan’s reference to religious conversion movements in Kerala should be removed from the film. Director Sudeepto Sen says the reference will be used in a different way, though the direct response will be avoided.