Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari is earning big at the ticket counters. The war drama is still dominating the box office well in its second week of release. The film has earned Rs 128.28 crore till now.
However, the big numbers shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody. The movie features Khiladi Kumar, who has been consistent at the box office for quite some time now.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Kesari is strong on [second] Mon… North circuits continue to lead, while other circuits are steady… Should collect ₹ 137 cr [+/-] by [second] Thu… [Week 2] Fri 4.45 cr, Sat 6.45 cr, Sun 8.25 cr, Mon 3.27 cr. Total: ₹ 128.28 cr. India biz.”
Helmed by acclaimed Punjabi director Anurag Singh, Kesari revolves around the unbelievable Battle of Saragarhi which was fought between 21 soldiers of the Sikh regiment of British Army and Afghan tribes.
In an earlier interview with indianexpress.com, Akshay Kumar had said, ”If you will Google the five bravest battle ever fought, it is the Battle of Saragarhi on the second or the third spot. Despite this, it has no mention in our history books. I wish that it gets included in the school syllabus and students get to know about the story of valour and courage of 21 Sikhs who had the chance to flee, but they stood strong and fought for their nation’s pride and honour.”
Jointly produced by Karan Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta, Kesari released on March 21.