Kesari Movie Review: Anurag Singh & Akshay Kumar craft a compelling and a fast paced action war drama

Kesari Movie review out! Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer is high on patriotism and valour. Read our review to know if you should book your tickets for this one or no.
Kesari Movie Review: Anurag Singh & Akshay Kumar craft a compelling and a fast paced action war dramaKesari Movie Review: Anurag Singh & Akshay Kumar craft a compelling and a fast paced action war drama
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Movie: Kesari

Director: Anurag Singh

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra

Movie Stars: 3.5/5

If you are thinking that Kesari is just another Bollywood movie about war picked from history which will be kinda derivative and uninteresting then you are wrong. Director Anurag Singh made sure he crafts faced paced riveting war drama that not just  focuses on war scenes and Sikh valour but goes beyond that. Anurag, who is also the writer of the film deserves a round of applause for blending fact and fiction with flair.  Kesari opens with a narration giving a gist about the Indian history and how Akshay is stationed currently at Gulistan fort amidst the British Raj. His efforts to save a woman from killing her fellow Afghani leads to his transfer to Saragarhi fort where hardly any skirmish takes place. 

Parineeti Chopra who plays Kumar's wife makes appearances whenever Kumar visualises about her and a flashback narrative gives a gist about his personal life. The first half explores Kumar and his 36th Sikh regiment stationed at Saragarhi and second half which is little slower than the first showcases the Battle of Saragarhi which was fought in the year 1897 between 21 valiant Sikh soldiers and around 10,000 Afridi and Orakzai tribesmen from Afghanistan. The soldiers undying fight till their last breath, without losing their empathy and humanity will evoke a feeling of patriotism in viewers for sure. The comaraderie between Ishar Singh and his battalion is one of the major takeaways. The whole bond shown between the 21 soldiers will make you chuckle as well in between. 

Speaking of the peformances, Akshay Kumar not only leads the pack of 36th Sikh jawans but also performance wise shows us why he is at the top of his game. He delivers scintillating and earnest performance that doesn't miss a beat. The movie completely belongs to him and also to the supporting actors who brought the bravery spirit perfectly. The makers receives A plus for dialogue writing. Chest thumping dialogues and the Jawans shouting ‘jo bole soni haal sat sri akaal’ will give you goosebumps for sure. 

Talking about stunt choreography, it sure gets difficult to outdo the Khiladi with his previous action packed filmography but Kesari doesn’t disappoint at all as the intensity of sequences laced with patriotism evoking background score, especially during hand-combat scenes will make you forget that it isn’t a real fight but enacted by actors on the celluloid. 

In a nutshell, the movie is engrossing, largely well-woven narrative and Akshay as super valiant Sikh soldier will leave a lasting impression. If you are curious about the battle and enjoy war dramas then go ahead and witness the lesser known but significant slice of history. After all, there is no harm in dipping yourself with the colour ‘Kesari’ this Holi! 

 

Also Read: Kesari Song Sanu Kehndi: Twitter users are in LOVE with Akshay Kumar’s dance moves and the lyrics

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So excited for this one!!

Why r u excited?!? This is a propaganda film which is going to be a flop

BTW, you Mg21 was not shot down by the PAF but by a Pashtun civilian using MANPAD missile. Pk army is trying to hide the news but it has spread it in all over KPK. Kabhi ao na Saragarhi Khushbu laga ke ....

why no reviews and mentions of mard ko dard nahin hota. such a fab movie that

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