The Kerala Story Beats Jawan And Pathaan, Becomes Most Profitable Film Of 2023
A film has taken the Indian cinema world by storm in 2023. It might surprise you, but it’s true that ‘The Kerala Story’ has surpassed all expectations and emerged as the year’s 2023 most profitable film.
Success Story of ‘The Kerala Story’
‘The Kerala Story’ is a real-life story and based on real-life incidents. Directed by Sudipto Sen and produced by Vipul Shah, this film stars Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, and Siddhi Idnani. It’s a movie that has touched the hearts of many and showcased exceptional storytelling, earning it a place in the spotlight of Indian cinema.
On its opening day, ‘The Kerala Story‘ made an impressive 8.03 crores in India. But that was just the beginning. The film soared to new heights, amassing a total of 250 crores at the box office. This remarkable success is thirty times its opening day earnings, making it a phenomenon in the industry.
This success didn’t go unnoticed. ‘The Kerala Story’ has achieved a significant milestone by making its debut at the prestigious 54th International Film Festival of India in Goa. It’s a proud moment for everyone associated with the film and a testament to its quality and appeal.
Why Did The Film Couldn’t Launch On OTT?
However, the journey wasn’t without its challenges. Director Sudipto Sen expressed difficulties in finding a suitable OTT partner for the film. Despite its box office success, Sen found that parts of the film industry have been reluctant to embrace the movie, possibly due to its unexpected and overwhelming success.
It was also because ‘The Kerala Story’ film also exposed some terrorist organizations that forcibly or deceitfully convert people’s religions and involve them in terrorism and other illegal activities.
In response to this incredible journey, lead actress Adah Sharma took to social media to thank the audience. She expressed gratitude for the continued support and encouraged moviegoers to also support new releases. Her words reflect the humility and appreciation the team feels for their audience’s unwavering support.
Highest-Grossing Bollywood Film Of 2023
Comparing ‘The Kerala Story’ to other Bollywood films in 2023, it stands out for its profitability. The film was made on a small budget of ₹15-20 crore, while it earned ₹303 crore, with a 15x profit.
Despite its relatively modest budget, the film outperformed other big hits like ‘Jawan’ and ‘Pathaan’, which earned 640.42 crores and 543.22 crores, respectively.
Speaking of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2023, ‘The Kerala Story’ leads the pack, followed by other major successes like ‘Gadar 2’, ‘Pathaan’, and ‘Jawan’. These films represent the diverse and dynamic nature of Indian cinema, each bringing something unique to the table.
‘The Kerala Story’ is not just a film; it’s a phenomenon that has redefined success in Bollywood. It stands as a testament to the power of storytelling, the passion of filmmakers, and the unwavering support of the audience for exposing the truth.