The film was released on 24 March 2023. It was marketed as a true story, but it has been criticized for its misrepresentation of facts. The film falsely claims that thousands of Hindu women from Kerala have been converted to Islam and recruited in ISIS. The Kerala government has condemned the film, and the Kerala High Court has issued a stay on its release.

– The film has now grossed over ₹236.27 crore (US$30.4 million) worldwide, with ₹226.82 crore (US$29.1 million) coming from India and ₹11.93 crore (US$1.5 million) coming from overseas.

– The film was released in theaters on May 5, 2023.

Despite the controversy, The Kerala Story has been a commercial success and is now considered to be a blockbuster hit. The film’s success is a testament to the power of storytelling and the importance of raising awareness about important issues.