Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari has started performing slow at the Box Office now. Tuesday has brought in only Rs 7.17 crore taking the film’s total to Rs 93.49 crore in six days. The expectations from Kesari were quite high considering it was one of the most anticipated films of the year, made on a real-life subject and spearheaded by Akshay. Therefore, the decoding of what has gone wrong with its performance at the ticket window is difficult. One of the reasons could be the launch of the latest season of IPL in the same weekend in which Kesari hit the screens. Another reason could be the overdose of patriotic films by Hindi film industry. As is, the film is on its way to cross the benchmark of Rs 100 crore today.
The latest Box Office breakup of Kesari is as follows:
Thursday: Rs 21.06 crore
Friday: Rs 16.75 crore
Saturday: Rs 18.75 crore
Sunday: Rs 21.51 crore
Monday: Rs 8.25 crore
Tuesday: Rs 7.17 crore
Total: Rs 93.49 crore
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to reveal the figures and wrote, “#Kesari slows on Tue… North circuits continue to score and contribute to the total… Should cross ₹ 100 cr today/tomorrow… Thu 21.06 cr, Fri 16.75 cr, Sat 18.75 cr, Sun 21.51 cr, Mon 8.25 cr, Tue 7.17 cr. Total: ₹ 93.49 cr. India biz.” (sic)
Directed by Anurag Singh, Kesari shows the story of valour of 21 Sikh soldiers under British army who fought against 10000 Afghan troopers in what is considered as one of the bravest last stands in the world’s history. In fact, Battle Of Saragarhi is considered as the third bravest battle ever fought in the world.
Earlier, rooting for the Battle Of Saragarhi to be a part of the school syllabus in India, Akshay told DNA, “I was upset to know that the Battle of Saragarhi is not a part of the school syllabus. There is no mention of it in our history classes. In Britain, they celebrate the Saragarhi Day but there is no such celebration here. Hence I did this film and I have never heard a story about such bravery. If you Google about the five biggest and best world battles, the third one is ours. The story of Saragarhi should be in our syllabus.”