Kesari (film)

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Kesari poster.jpg
First look
Directed by Anurag Singh
Produced by Karan Johar
Aruna Bhatia
Hiroo Yash Johar
Apoorva Mehta
Sunir Khetarpal
Written by Girish Kohli
Anurag Singh
Starring Akshay Kumar
Parineeti Chopra
Mohit Raina
Music by Jatinder Shah
Cinematography Anshul Choubey
Edited by Shree Narayan Singh
Dharma Productions
Cape of Good Films
Azure Entertainment
Zee Studios
Distributed by Zee Studios
Release date
  • 22 March 2019 (2019-03-22)
Country India
Language Hindi

Kesari (transl. Lion; Hindi pronunciation: [keːsəɾiː]) is an upcoming Indian period war drama film. It stars Akshay Kumar, Bhagyashree and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles and directed by Anurag Singh.[1] It tells the story of Havildar Ishar Singh who participates in the Battle of Saragarhi (in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897) while yearning for the respect of his estranged daughter.

Principal photography began in January 2018 and the film is scheduled for release in March 22, 2019.[2][3]


Marketing and release[edit]

The first look of the film was revealed by Akshay through his Twitter handle on 12 September 2018.[5]


  1. ^ "Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar 'proudly present' new film Kesari, based on Battle of Saragarhi". Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  2. ^ Thakur, Charu (5 January 2018). "Kesari first look: Akshay Kumar begins shooting for one 'epic' film". India Today. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. ^ Thakur, Charu (11 October 2017). "Akshay Kumar, Karan Johars Kesari to release on Holi 2019". India Today. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar's Battle of Saragarhi film to be titled Kesari". Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Kesari First Poster Released: Akshay Kumar Pays Tribute To Martyrs Of Saragarhi". Headlines Today. Retrieved 12 September 2018.

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