“Aaj meri pagdi bhi Kesari, jo bahega mera lahu bhi Kesari aur merajawaab bhi kesari.”
Based on the true story of one of the bravest battles ever fought in the history of India, KESARI is about the Battle of Saragarhi. In the NWFP (North Western Frontier Province), Fort Saragarhi is a small communication post. It was used to relay messages between the two main military forts namely Gulistan and Lockhardt. It is set around the year 1897. When the British Empire had conquered most of India and was then trying to infiltrate Afghanistan.
It is nothing short of a matter of pride to be posted at Saragarhi for the Sikh regiment that was newly reformed. The Sikhs symbolize pride and valor, as marked in the color KESARI (Saffron). We are always ready to sacrifice their lives in the service of the country.
Ishar Singh (Akshay Kumar) is a proud warrior who prefers to live by the rules of his community and is often found to be conflicting with the orders of his British officers. As a consequence, he is punished and sent to Saragarhi. In this place, a bunch of 20 undisciplined and unruly Sikh soldiers awaits him. It is now 10,000 Afghans VS 21 Sikhs on the battlefield.
Kesari Review and Box Office Collection
Kesari is a great movie imbibing patriotism and is Akshay Kumar-Parineeti Chopra starrer. Since its release on March 21, it keeps ringing the cash registers with over Rs 143 crore at the Indian box office.
The movie is directed under the venture of Anurag Singh. The movie’s total earnings stand at Rs 116.76 crore at the local box office.
This patriotic film is declared a HIT with SUPER HIT collections especially in cities like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and East Punjab, as per the reports of Box Office India. The movie has grossed Rs 4.45 crore on the second Friday, and Rs 6.45 crore on the second Saturday, amounting its total collection to Rs 116.76 crore in India, according to trade pundit Taran Adarsh.
Below is a recent tweet by Taran Adarsh, a famous Indian film critic…
Kesari picks up momentum on [second] Sat… North India leads, while other circuits are back on track… ₹ 150 cr is within reach if it continues to trend strongly on subsequent days… [Week 2] Fri 4.45 cr, Sat 6.45 cr. Total: ₹ 116.76 cr. India biz.
Adarsh mentioned in his earlier tweet that the box office collection of Kesari has touched Rs 100.01 crore in just a week.
The movie’s plot revolves around the short life of the brave Havaldar Ishar Singh. The character which is played by Akshay Kumar. The Sikh Regiment was led under his guide in the battle of Saragarhi. This war-movie shows the struggle and bravery of 21 Sikh soldiers who fought against approximately 10,000 Afghan troops.
Apart from Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra, the movie also stars Mir Sarwar, Vansh Bhardwaj, Vikram Kochhar, Jaspreet Singh, and Vivek Saini in supporting roles. The film was announced in October 2017 and was made under the banner of Karan Johar’s Dharma production.
Kesari Review and Box Office Collection: 143.02 Crores
First-week collection: 105.86 Crores
Second-week collection:29.66 Crores
Third-week-collection: 7.50 Crores