-By Dr Naresh Purohit 

( Advisor- National Mental Health Programme and Principal Investigator for the Association of Studies for Mental Care )

New Delhi: The Kerala Story reveals truth about Love Jihad. The story based on facts and evidence remains true to reality. It shows how a well-planned approach is developed to break the faith of these girls in their gods and religion Brainwashing them into believing that Islam is the only religion for them.

These girls are then made to believe completely different ideologies and are isolated from their families, introduced to Muslim boys, and circumstances are created such that the girls fall in love trap with them and willingly do whatever they are made to do. It was when they finally reach the terrorist station that they realize how they were brainwashed into becoming Muslims.

This movie  moves back and forth between the brutal present and the enchanting past. There is no attempt to whitewash the truth or brush the story subtly to hype up the facts like the leftist filmmakers do.


“Fear” is an essential element of the Kerala story , which is why we consistently crave   the adrenaline rush in scary films. This explains the psychology that "fear" can be a  pleasurable experience to watch on the silver screen.

Terrorism is the weaponization of fear itself and through the targeting of hindu and christian women, terrorists hope to use fear to achieve their objective of converting them to muslim.

Fear is the primary psychological weapon underlying acts of terrorism in the film the Kerala story .

It is this fear, or the anticipation of future acts of terror, that can have serious effects on our behavior and minds .

Truth Is Scarier Than Fiction: 

Watching Kerala story makes us feel that the characters are  real and that  truth is scarier than fiction. Therefore, watching this film based on a real story gives  a person constant reminder that if it has happened to someone, it can happen to her too. 
The satisfaction at the end of the this film makes it addicting to watch.

The Kerala Story locates its war on the bodies of women, playing up the fears of families and communities in a heavily patriarchal society. There is a mention of a Christian man who is radicalised and converts to Islam, but the film isn’t interested in understanding the whys and hows of that story. 

The focus is on the women, with extremely triggering, graphic scenes of sexual violence. In one scene, a pregnant woman is slammed against a table while her Muslim husband tells her that it is her duty to have sex with him. 

From the rapist lifting her clothes to undo the strings of her pyjamas to heaving over her and orgasming, the camera captures it all. 

It’s a “shock value” scene and in a country where there is stringent opposition to criminalising marital rape, it is shocking only because of the religious identity of the husband.