Kesari is a war film starring Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra. Based on the battle of Saragarhi which documented one of the most iconic last stands, the film is directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Karan Johar. Akshay Kumar plays the role of Hawaldar Ishar Singh who heads the Sikh regiment at the Saragarhi fort. Kesari had the biggest opening of 2019.
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According to Box Office India, "Kesari did well on day two as it grossed 16.75-17 crore nett which is a 20% apprx drop from the first day. The drop was mainly in Mumbai circuit which came down from 7 crore nett to 4 crore nett as the Holi holiday had really bumped up the collections in this circuit." The film has grossed 38 crores in total.
Taran Adarsh also tweeted, #Kesari roars... Sets the BO on ... Emerges the biggest opener of 2019 [so far]... After limited shows in morning/noon [#Holi festivities], the biz witnessed massive growth from 3 pm/4 pm onwards... Evening shows saw terrific occupancy... Thu ₹ 21.50 cr. India biz."
Currently there are also other films that are facing a successful run at the box office, including Total Dhamaal, Gully Boy, Luka Chuppi and Badla. Badla has managed to retain its hold at the box office. Captain Marvel is also running at the box office with commercial success. The new releases such as Milan Talkies and Photograph failed to make a mark at the box office.
Watch Kesari's review here.