Kesari is an upcoming Indian war drama film starring Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra in its lead roles. Film is written and directed by Anurag Singh along with Girish Kohli. Karan Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and Sunir Khetarpal produces the film under the banner of Zee Studios in association with Dharma Productions, Cape of Good Films and Azure Entertainment. It tells the story of Havildar Ishar Singh who participates in the Battle of Saragarhi, the famous battle in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans invaders in 1897.To portray the role of Halvinder Ishar Singh perfectly on the big screen, Akshay Kumar has taken special training of Horse Riding and Sword Fighting. Principal photography began in January, 2018 and ended in on 31st December, 2018. The film is scheduled for release on 21st March, 2019.
source – Times of India
- Akshay Kumar as Havildar Ishar Singh
- Parineeti Chopra as daughter of Ishar Singh
- Vansh Bhardwaj as Chanda Singh
- Mohit Raina as Sepoy Buta Singh
- Abhiroy Singh Cheema as Sepoy Diler Singh
- Ashutosh Jha as Sepoy Daya Singh
- Mir Sarwar as Khan Masud
- Ashwath Bhatt as Gul Badshah Khan
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source – Times of India
Kesari movie story is based on the battle of Saragarhi in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghan invaders in 1987. Akshay Kumar will be portraying the role of Havildar Ishar Singh who was the commander of those 21 Sikhs Army.
source – Times Now
The music of the film is composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Chirantan Bhatt, Jasbir Jassi, Gurmoh and Jasleen Royal while the lyrics written by Kumaar, Manoj Muntashir and Kunwar Juneja.
Marketing and release
The first look of the film was revealed by Akshay Kumar through his Twitter handle on 12th September, 2018. The second look was released on the Republic day on 26th January, 2019 on Akshay Kumar’s twitter handle. The official theatrical poster of the film is released on 11th February 2019 with announcement of glimpses will be shown by tomorrow. The glimpses of the film was shown in three teaser videos were released by Dharma Productions on 12th February 2019. On 20th February, 2019. Akshay Kumar tweeted that the trailer of this epic movie will be released tomorrow i.e, on 21st February, 2019.
Let’s have a look on all the teasers:
Here is the trailer of this epic film:
According to the latest reports, it is known that the set of Kesari movie was wholly damaged after a bomb used for filming the exploded part and burned the film set in a few minutes. A lot of filming equipment like Cameras and lightnings were destroyed, but thankfully that no one gets hurt.