Anurag Singh's directorial film Kesari released on Holi and the Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra starrer film has raked in Rs 18.75 crore on its third day at the box-office. Kesari is Akshay Kumar's second biggest opener after Gold, which made Rs 25.25 crore on its first day. It has surpassed the opening collection of blockbusters like Gully Boy, Total Dhamaal and Captain Marvel, according to film critic Taran Adarsh. The movie jointly produced under the banners of Dharma Productions, Cape of Good Films, Azure Entertainment and Zee Studios is one of the "costliest films" and saw a mega opening across 4,200 screens across the world, including 3,200 screens in India alone, said Adarsh.
"#Kesari shows an upward trend on Day 3 [Sat]... Metros pick up, mass circuits good... Big Day 4 [Sun] on the cards... Eyes ₹ 80 cr [+/-] *extended* weekend... Thu 21.06 cr, Fri 16.70 cr, Sat 18.75 cr. Total: ₹ 56.51 cr. India biz", announced Taran Adarsh.
Kesari is a 2019 action-war film and is an extraordinary story of 21 Sikh soldiers fighting valiantly against 10,000 Afghan troops in the year 1897. It depicts Afghan soldiers' attempt to capture Saragarhi, a signalling post between Fort Gulistan and Fort Lockhart. The film portrays Akshay Kumar as Havildar Ishar Singh leading the 36th Sikh regiment of the British Indian Army, putting up a strong fight against the invaders.
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Kesari is expected to do really well on Sunday since there is not much competition from major films. Only Vasan Bala's Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is opposing Kesari's victory run at the box office as of now.
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