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Kesari movie starting Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra released on Holi for huge collections. The movie has record openings so far in 2019. Directed by Anurag Singh, the war film gained good word of mouth on its first day itself. The movie received positive talk of mouth and collected huge numbers at the box office. The movie is a historical drama and collected over Rs 21.50 crore on its Day 1. As the weekend is to be followed the film is expected to collect huge at the BO.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared Kesari’s numbers on Twitter. He wrote, “#Kesari roars… Sets the BO on … Emerges the biggest opener of 2019 [so far]… After limited shows in morning/noon [#Holi festivities], the biz witnessed massive growth from 3 pm/4 pm onwards… Evening shows saw terrific occupancy… Thu ₹ 21.50 cr. India biz.”
Taran also write that Kesari beat Gully Boy, getting the biggest opening of 2019 so far. He also tweeted, Top *Opening Day* biz – 2019… 1. #Kesari ₹ 21.50 cr [Thu] 2. #GullyBoy ₹ 19.40 cr [Thu] 3. #TotalDhamaal ₹ 16.50 cr 4. #CaptainMarvel ₹ 13.01 cr Note: ₹ 10 cr+ openers. #Kesari is Akshay Kumar’s second biggest opener, after #Gold [₹ 25.25 cr; #IndependenceDay].”
He highlighted that Kesari is the second highest opener of Akshay Kumar after Gold, which collected around 25.25 crores at the box office. Gold movie opened into the theaters on Independence day last year.
Kesari movie review
Kesari (Battle of Saragarhi) is about the a proud, brave and inspirational chapter of our history, one most of India knows little about. It is a war film that revolves around a battle where in brave Sikh soldiers of India fought with tons of Afghan tribesmen. The battle took place in 1897 and is called Battle of Saragarhi. The movie received three stars from most of the movie reviewers. Even from the critics the movie received positive response.
Akshay gave his best performance in the title role. The movie wins full marks for the patriotism it showed. All characters are handled intelligently by the captain of the ship, Anurag Singh. Akshay pulls off the entire movie on his shoulders and the remarkable speeches he delivered will remain in the hearts of the audience for a long time. His Punjabi accent should be appreciated.
Kesari also features Parineeti Chopra, Mir Sarwar, Rajpal Yadav, Vansh Bhardwaj and Ashwath Bhatt in pivotal roles. This war film is expected to break records in the coming days.