Directed by Anurag singh , Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra -starrer historical drama Kesari hit the screen on 21st march, 2019 has received a great response from the audiences, ranking among the biggest opening weekend collection for a Bollywood film in 2019 in India by raking in Rs 78.07 crore in four days since its release according to trade experts.
The extended Holi weekend benefitted the film on the collection figures.
Noted film critic Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared the details online. He wrote: #Kesari should’ve collected in double digits on Mon… North circuits dominate, driving its biz… Faces more-than-required decline in some circuits… Tue-Thu crucial… Thu 21.06 cr, Fri 16.75 cr, Sat 18.75 cr, Sun 21.51 cr, Mon 8.25 cr. Total: ₹ 86.32 cr. India biz.
The movie is based on the Battle of Saragarhi where an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897. It released worldwide in 4200 screens.
The film has been produced by Dharma Productions and written by Girish Kohli and Anurag Singh.