Akshay Kumar’s Kesari s doing a great business at the box-office and all set to cross the lifetime colletcion of Toilet Ek Prem Katha. All thanks to the word of mouth publicity considering Kesari had opened to mixed reviews from the critics and audiences alike. stars Akshay narrating the historical story with utmost sincerity has managed to leave an impact on the audience.With the addition of 8.25 crore on Sunday, the film now stand at 125.01 cr.
Noted film critics and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to tweeter and wrote, "#Kesari attracts abundant footfalls in Weekend 2... Should comfortably cross *lifetime biz* of #ToiletEPK and emerge Akshay Kumar’s highest grossing film, after #2Point0 [#Hindi]... [Week 2] Fri 4.45 cr, Sat 6.45 cr, Sun 8.25 cr. Total: ₹ 125.01 cr. India biz."
Anurag Singh directorial is based on the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi that saw 21 Sikhs of the British Indian contingent taking on an army of 10,000 Afghan invaders, is doing phenomenal business at the box office ever since it hit the screens 2 weeks back. It was jointly produced by Karan Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Sunir Khetarpal under the banners of Dharma Productions, Cape of Good Films, Azure Entertainment and Zee Studios. The film stars Akshay Kumar with Parineeti Chopra, Mir Sarwar, Vansh Bhardwaj, Jaspreet Singh, Vivek Saini and Vikram Kochhar in supporting roles.