Akshay Kumar’s war film Kesari has earned Rs 37.76 crore in the first two days. The decision to release the film on Holi has clearly worked wonders for the film. Directed by Anurag Singh, Kesari also stars Parineeti Chopra.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Kesari is solid on Day 2… Decline on a working day – after a holiday – is common, but the decline is less this time… Will score big numbers on Day 3 and 4… Is chasing a huge total in its *extended weekend*… Thu 21.06 cr, Fri 16.70 cr. Total: ₹ 37.76 cr. India biz.”
He further tweeted, “#Kesari aims at No. 1 spot as far as *opening weekend* is concerned… Trending better than #GullyBoy and #TotalDhamaal… Will surpass *extended weekend* [Thu-Sun] of #GullyBoy [₹ 72.45 cr] as well as *traditional weekend* [Fri-Sun] of #TotalDhamaal [₹ 62.40 cr].”
The film is based on the Battle of Saragarhi that was fought between a contingent of the British Army’s Sikh regiment and Afghan tribesmen. Afghans eventually overwhelmed the Sikhs, but it was the latter’s last stand that became famous.