Akshay Kumar can make money out of anything and is known for giving blockbuster films in his career. 2018 has been an amazing year for him as he has delivered back to back hits like Padman, Gold and Shankar’s 2.0
The actor’s new flick Kesari has opened with a bang on the box office and has collected hefty amount on the very first day. Akshay Kumar film has collected Rs 21.50 crore on the first day, confirms trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
#Kesari roars… Sets the BO on 🔥🔥🔥… Emerges the biggest opener of 2019 [so far]… After limited shows in morning/noon [#Holi festivities], the biz witnessed massive growth from 3 pm/4 pm onwards… Evening shows saw terrific occupancy… Thu ₹ 21.50 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 22, 2019
The historical drama has impressed the critics and is getting rave reviews. Also, the film has managed to draw the attention of the audience to the theatre. Kesari opened on 4200 screens across the world and 3600 screens across the country.
The film is helmed by Anurag Singh and it features Akshay as Havildar Ishar Singh, who led the 36th Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army in the Battle Of Saragarhi, which was fought in 1897. The film tells the incredible story of 21 Sikh soldiers fighting valiantly against 10,000 Afghan troops.
The film also stars Parineeti Chopra and was released on the festival of Holi. It is expected to pick up pace over the weekend.