As Kuttan notes, The Da Vinci Code has been released in Kerala. Kerala has a large Christian population, which wields political power, but the Govt. was not retarded like the ones in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Punjab.
The film, whose screening has been banned or suspended in five states, was released in both English and a dubbed Malayalam version in 11 theatres in Kerala.
Long queues were seen for booking tickets for all four shows at Sridhar cinema hall here.
“The telephones are continuously ringing and all tickets have been sold out,” said manager Ramkumar. “This is the only film after ‘Titanic ‘ which has received so many enquiries.”
Catholics have, however, reacted “coldly” to the film, Father Paul Thelekkat, spokesperson of the Syro Malabar church, said. [‘The Da Vinci Code’ released in Kerala]