You will love the Kesari if you love Akshay Kumar’s recent brand of movies and surely respect the sacrifice of those 21 martyred Sikh soldiers.
Kesari is based on the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi, in which 21 Sikh soldiers of the British army fought 10,000 Afghan invaders.
Directed by Anurag Singh, Kesari majorly revolves around Ishar Singh (Akshay Kumar) who is a righteous & brave havaldar in the British army. He saves a woman from being beheaded by Afghans and causes a stir between the 2 fractions due to which he is sent to patrol the fort of Saragarhi. At Saragarhi, he helps build a mosque and during war asks the chef of his regiment to make sure wounded of both sides are taken care of. He is a noble, brave warrior.
The first half of the movie is used to build characters and the camaraderie between the soldiers with a blend of comedy and drama which will keep you appetized for the second half which is the main course and the dessert. The audience was promised a battle between 21 Sikhs and 10000 Afghans and that is exactly what they get in the second half. The second half of Kesari, where 21 brave Sikhs fight, is what saves it like in reality, they saved the other two forts.
What spoils the first half is the background score as it gives away what will be the upcoming scene. Most of the times, the background score seems chaotic. But in the second half, one just cannot miss the sound of sword cutting through flesh, every bullet fired, every footstep and this makes Kesari a delight to watch.
Ishar Singh and his 36 Sikh Regiment fought with high intensity and charisma. Akshay Kumar is the solo hero in the film and that is made evident to you. He slays people in slow-mo, makes a DIY sniper gun with the help of a binocular and a gun (obviously). I think Akshay Kumar make a movie out of every lesson in History textbooks so that everyone finds history interesting.
Teri Mitti sung by B-Praak, written by Jaani is the song that the movie will be remembered for. The cinematography is good with a few shots that you will remember for quite some time. Parineeti Chopra’s role was inconsequential but she does justice to her part.
As we said, Kesari will entertain those who are massy cinema-lovers and it will surely teach you a lesson in history which was never taught to you before.
We give Kesari 4 stars and a weeping kink for Teri Mitti.
You will love the Kesari if you love Akshay Kumar’s recent brand of movies and surely respect the sacrifice of those 21 martyred Sikh so...4.0