Actor Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari has minted Rs 135.52 crore at the Box Office so far. The film collected Rs 2.07 crore on its second Thursday. While the film’s performance is considerably slow, the collections have emerged as satisfactory. Directed by Anurag Singh, Kesari now aims to reach Rs 150 crore at the Box Office, which is difficult but not impossible to achieve. It has already emerged as Akshay’s highest grossing film after 2.0, that released earlier this year.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared the latest Box Office figures of Kesari. He wrote, “#Kesari held pretty well in Week 2… Emerges Akshay’s second highest grosser… Should clear ₹ 145 cr, with chances of crossing ₹ 150 cr… [Week 2] Fri 4.45 cr, Sat 6.45 cr, Sun 8.25 cr, Mon 3.27 cr, Tue 2.75 cr, Wed 2.42 cr, Thu 2.07 cr. Total: ₹ 135.52 cr. India biz.” (sic)
Kesari went on to achieve the benchmark of Rs 105.86 cr in its first week, which saw an extended weekend. The week two brought in a moolah of Rs 29.66 crore, which was far lower than expected considering the northern circuit has been giving consistent results. Adarsh also shared the Box Office benchmarks of the film and wrote, “#Kesari biz at a glance…
Week 1: ₹ 105.86 cr [8 days]
Week 2: ₹ 29.66 cr
Total: ₹ 135.52 cr
India biz.” (sic)
Kesari, also starring Parineeti Chopra in alongside Akshay, is based on the epic Battle of Saragarhi. The film showcases the valour of 21 Sikh soldiers under the British army, who fought against the 10,000 Afghan troopers. Apart from being considered as the third strongest battle ever fought, Battle of Saragarahi is also studied as one of the bravest last stands in the world’s history. This, however, doesn’t constitute the textbooks of students in most Indian schools.
While promoting the film before its release, Akshay expressed his disappointment over the same. He talked to the media and mentioned that it’s unfortunate to see that the battle which is considered one of the bravest ones by the rest of the world, doesn’t find its presence in the school syllabus of students back home.