After entering the coveted Rs 100 crore club, Kesari has maintained a strong grip in its second weekend at the box office. The Anurag Singh directorial has earned Rs 116.76 crore till now.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the box office figures of the Akshay Kumar starrer on Twitter.
He wrote, “#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.”
The war film features Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles. Helmed by Anurag Singh, Kesari is based on the Battle of Saragarhi, fought between the Sikh regiment of the British Army and Afghan tribes.
The Anurag Singh directorial also stars Mir Sarwar, Vansh Bhardwaj, Jaspreet Singh, Vivek Saini and Vikram Kochhar among others in significant roles.
Kesari received mixed reviews from the audience as well as critics.
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote in her three-star review, “Akshay is the film. And he pulls it off, keeping that ‘kesari pagdi’ aloft right till the end, delivering thundering speeches while keeping his men’s morale up. His Ishar Singh is inhabited and convincing, and it helps that his Punjabi accent is completely on point.”