Akshay Kumar has always struck box office gold with his films. His recent film 'Kesari' has also done very well with the masses. His previous films which were also centered around patriotic themes have also done well at the box office and has somewhat become a genre for the star. Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari' has also managed to strike the same chord with the masses as it has crossed 100 crores and is now a certified hit.
Based on the battle of Saragarhi, Kesari tells the story of 21 Sikhs from the pre-partitioned India as they fought Afghan invaders who attempted to take over the Saragarhi fort. Akshay Kumar stars as Hawaldar Ishaar Singh who mans the fort and dies in battle. Directed by Anurag Singh, who was previously known to collaborate with Diljit Dosanjh, the film has also won the hearts of the Sikh community.
According to Box Office India, "Kesari is a SUPER HIT in Delhi / UP and East Punjab because of the local appeal and a film which is very Punjabi in feel and on top all characters are sardaars will be more accepted in Punjab and Delhi then the rest of the country. Still the other areas have done well enough as only North India cant take a film to 150 crore nett."
Across the globe, #Kesari is holding strong!!@akshaykumar @ParineetiChopra @SinghAnurag79 @apoorvamehta18 @SunirKheterpal @DharmaMovies #CapeOfGoodFilms @iAmAzure @ZeeStudios_ pic.twitter.com/zV5T0xQJyO— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 30, 2019
Producer Karan Johar couldn't be prouder. Kesari was produced by his production house, Dharma Productions. Akshay Kumar's upcoming film 'Mission Mangal' with Taapsee Pannu is set to release on August 15, 2019, which is also a patriotic film. Akshay would also be seen in 2019 in Good News with Kareena Kapoor and Housefull 4 with Kriti Sanon.