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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.

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Anurag Singh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Havildar Ishar Singh
Parineeti Chopra ... Jiwani
Suvinder Vicky Suvinder Vicky ... Naik Lal Singh
Vansh Bhardwaj Vansh Bhardwaj ... Lance Naik Chanda Singh
Sumeet Basran Sumeet Basran ... Gurmukh Singh
Ajit Singh Ajit Singh ... Nand Singh
Sandeep Nahar 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 ... 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
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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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

21 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soormey Aka Saragarhi Aka Battle of Saragarhi See more »

Filming Locations:

Maharashtra, India See more »

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Budget:

INR 1,200,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Atmos

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Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first poster was released on September 12, 2018 on the occasion of Saragarhi Day. See more »

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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My First Bollywood Film.
24 March 2019 | by Callipygian_LinguistSee all my reviews

I'd never seen a Bollywood film until now but having read about the Battle of Saragarhi I thought it would be interesting to watch. I will admit there is definitely some heavy melodrama in a few action scenes, I don't know if this is common in Indian films or not but it does disrupt the flow of the film somewhat (or at least give you the impression that beards and turbans give you superpowers). That being said most of the action sequences are well done and the tone while serious is punctuated by some hilarious jokes and dialogue that reflect the camaraderie amongst soldiers in such situations and make relating to and investing in a rather large cast of characters considerably easier. I don't know how Indian audiences would rate this film against other Bollywood films but I found this far more entertaining than recent Hollywood blockbusters.


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