|Kesari (2019) is an Indian war drama film based on the Battle of Saragarhi in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghan in 1897. It was directed by Anurag Singh who made his directional debut in Bollywood with Sharman Joshi, Jimmy Sheirgill, Rahul Khanna, Tanushree Dutta starrer 2007's thriller film Raqeeb. Later he has done several Punjabi films till 2017. Finally, he came back to Bollywood with this film. Principal photography of Kesari began in January 2018 and the film is scheduled for release in 2019.
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|Release||21 Mar 2019.|
|Star Cast||Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra.|
|Writer||Girish Kohli, Anurag Singh.|
|Based on||Based on the life and time of Havildar Ishar Singh who participates in the Battle of Saragarhi along with an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghan in 1897.|
|Estimated Budget||₹80 Cr.
(Cost + Publicity)
|Box Office||First Day (Nett): ₹21.06 Cr.
First Week (Nett): ₹105.86 Cr.
Domestic (Nett): ₹154.41 Cr.
Domestic (Gross): ₹ 182.3 Cr.
Overseas (Gross): ₹22.52 Cr.
Worldwide (Gross): ₹ 204.82 Cr.
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|Producers||Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Sunir Khetrapal, Apoorva Mehta, Amar Butala.|
|Production Company||Cape of Good Films, Dharma Productions, Azure Entertainment, Zee Studios.|
|Story & Tagline||Story-line: An adapted story of the Battle of Saragarhi in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghan in 1897. Akshay Kumar will be seen playing the role of Havildar Ishar Singh and Parineeti will be seen playing Ishar Singh's daughter Eesha.
Tagline: 1. Aaj Meri Pagdi Bhi Kesari...Jo Bahega Mera Woh Lahu Bhi Kesari...Aur Mera Jawaab Bhi Kesari.
2. The Bravest Battle Ever Fought.
|Music By||Composer: Tanishk Bagchi, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Chirrantan Bhatt, Jasbir Jassi, Gurmoh, Jasleen Royal.
Lyrics: Kumaar, Manoj Muntashir, Kunwar Juneja.
Company: Zee Music Company.
|Songs & Singers||
Teri Mitti Female Version - Kesari | Arko feat. Parineeti Chopra | Akshay Kumar | Manoj Muntashir
Judai Pae Jaani | Kesari | Akshay Kumar & Parineeti Chopra | Yuvraj Hans
Ve Maahi | Kesari | Akshay Kumar & Parineeti Chopra | Arijit Singh & Asees Kaur | Tanishk Bagchi
Teri Mitti - Kesari | Akshay Kumar & Parineeti Chopra | Arko | B Praak | Manoj Muntashir
Ajj Singh Garjega - Kesari | Akshay Kumar & Parineeti Chopra | Jazzy B | Chirrantan Bhatt
Sanu Kehndi | Kesari | Akshay Kumar & Parineeti Chopra | Romy & Brijesh Shandilya | Tanishk | Kumaar