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Kesari (2019)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 21 March 2019 (USA)
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Based on an incredible true story of the Battle of Saragarhi in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897.


Anurag Singh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Havildar Ishar Singh
Parineeti Chopra ... Jiwani
Suvinder Vicky ... Naik Lal Singh
Vansh Bhardwaj Vansh Bhardwaj ... Lance Naik Chanda Singh
Surmeet Basran Surmeet Basran ... Gurmukh Singh (as Sumeet Basran)
Ajit Singh Ajit Singh ... Nand Singh
Sandeep Nahar ... Buta Singh
Harwinder Singh Aujla Harwinder Singh Aujla ... Dava Singh
Rakesh Sharma Rakesh Sharma ... Bhola Singh
Adhrit Sharma Adhrit Sharma ... Uttam Singh
Vivek Saini Vivek Saini ... Jiwan Singh
Harbhagwan Singh Harbhagwan Singh ... Bhagwan Singh
Rajdeep Singh Dhaliwal Rajdeep Singh Dhaliwal ... Ram Singh
Gurpreet Toti Gurpreet Toti
Harry Brar Harry Brar ... Sundar Singh


This period war-drama showcases the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi. The plot focuses on Havildar Ishar Singh who led a platoon of 21 Sikhs against an invading army of 10,000 Afghans to defend the North-West Frontier Province. The event is considered as one of the greatest last-stands in history. Written by beingdhruvnanda

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Action | Drama | History | War


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Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, in order for the film to receive a BBFC classification and be approved for release in the UK the distributor was required to remove a scene of cockfighting which was deemed to be in breach of the UK Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937. See more »


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Deh Shiva (Female Version)
Vocals by Jasleen Royal
Lyrics by Guru Gobind Singh
Music by Jasleen Royal
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Must watch👌👌
21 March 2019 | by vkanni_srikanthSee all my reviews

From the beginning of the movie till ending visually it's awesome that too in such budget, story is all about history which has to know every Indian how 21 sikhs fought woth 10000 patans and sacrifices their lifes movie is emotionally connected particularly last 20 mints of climax, bgm work is good, director has succeeded with his script, dialogues he delivered good out put in limited budget all though we can find few minor flaws but that will be not a problem for general audience, editing should have been bit tighter,Over all technical values are good enough.

Akshay Kumar's best performance till date, he lived in the character throughout the movie so natural kudos to him for choosing such kind of subjects he is becoming versatile actor, parineeti chopra has very minor role but promising one she has done her best in limited time, all other 21 sikhs and every other character had done very good job.

Final verdict-go and watch this emotional action drama saga am sure you won't regret.

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Release Date:

21 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Maharashtra, India See more »


Box Office


INR1,200,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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