Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met with the team behind the film “The Kerala Story” on Wednesday in Lucknow. The meeting was attended by lead actor Adah Sharma, director Sudipto Sen, producer and creative Vipul Amrutlal Shah. The team discussed the film with the political leader and interacted with him. The Hindi film was declared tax-free in the state a day earlier.
The meeting between the chief minister and the film team has garnered attention on social media, with many users expressing surprise and curiosity about the unusual combination of politics and entertainment. Some have speculated that the meeting may have been politically motivated, as the film deals with a controversial subject related to the state of Kerala.
“The Kerala Story” is a social satire that explores the political and social landscape of Kerala, a state known for its progressive values and left-leaning politics. The film portrays a fictional scenario in which a right-wing government comes to power in the state, and the challenges and conflicts that arise as a result.
The film has received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, with some praising its bold and satirical take on contemporary politics, while others have criticized it for being too simplistic and one-dimensional.
The decision to make the film tax-free in Uttar Pradesh has also raised eyebrows, with some questioning the government’s motives and others applauding the move as a step towards promoting the arts and encouraging filmmakers in the state.
The meeting between the chief minister and the film team has sparked debate and discussion about the role of politics in entertainment, and the potential benefits and drawbacks of such interactions. It remains to be seen whether this will lead to further collaborations or partnerships between the two worlds, or if it will simply be a one-time occurrence.