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Akshay Kumars Kesari is a powerhouse at the box office. Ever since it release, this Anurag Singh directorial has remained a consistent performer and has been attracting moviegoers. Till now, it has accumulated an impressive total of Rs 135.52 crore. Parineeti Chopra also stars in the film.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the films figures. He wrote, “#Kesari held pretty well in Week 2… Emerges Akshays second highest grosser… Should clear ₹ 145 cr, with chances of crossing ₹ 150 cr… [Week 2] Fri 4.45 cr, Sat 6.45 cr, Sun 8.25 cr, Mon 3.27 cr, Tue 2.75 cr, Wed 2.42 cr, Thu 2.07 cr. Total: ₹ 135.52 cr. India biz.”
Kesari is about the Battle of Saragarhi that was fought between a contingent of the British Armys Sikh regiment and Afghan tribesmen towards the end of the 19th century. Afghans eventually overwhelmed the Sikhs due to large numbers, but it was the latters last stand that the battle became famous for.
In Kesari, Akshay Kumar plays the role of Havildar Ishar Singh, who was the leader of the Sikhs.
The films reviews have mostly been positive and one of the reasons the film has ruled the ticket counters for so long.