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‘Kesari’ - The true story of the bravest battle ever fought—the Battle of Saragrahi.

Release date: Fri 22 Mar 2019
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The bravest battle ever fought.

The year is 1897 and the mighty British empire, having conquered most of India, is now trying to infiltrate Afghanistan. Fort Saragarhi, in the North Western Frontier Province, is a small communication post used to relay messages between two major military forts—Gullistan and Lockhardt. To be posted at Saragarhi is not a matter of pride for the newly formed Sikh regiment of the British Indian Army. Marked in a kesari (saffron) colour, the Sikhs symbolise valour and pride and to die doing one’s duty.

Ishar Singh, a proud warrior who prefers to live by his community credo, is often found in direct conflict with the orders of his British officers. As a punishment, Ishar is sent to Saragarhi, where a bunch of 20 unruly, undisciplined Sikh fellow soldiers await him. Ishar leads the bunch of cheeky and lovable rogues into the battle when an army of 10 000 Pathans turns up at Saragarhi on the September 12, 1897. It’s now 21 Sikhs vs 10 000 Afghans on the battlefield.

Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Period
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, R. Bhakti Klein, Bhagyashree, Edward Sonnenblick, Vikram Kochhar, Mark Bennington, Mir Sarwar, Ashwath Bhatt, Sonia Albizuri, Rimple Dhindsa, Murray Kerr
Directed by: Anurag Singh
Screenplay: Girish Kohli, Anurag Singh
Music: Raju Singh, Tanishk Bagchi, Arko, Chirrantan Bhatt, Jasbir Jassi, Gurmoh, Jasleen Royal
Produced by: Hiroo Yash Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Sunir Kheterpal
Language: Hindi
Country / Year: India,  2019

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‘Kesari’ is an Indian period war drama film. Starring Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles, and directed by Anurag Singh, it tells the story of Havildar Ishar Singh, who participates in the Battle of Saragarhi. An army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10 000 Afghans in 1897.