Akshay Kumar’s fascination for the patriotic flavor goes a step ahead with Anurag Singh’s period drama, Kesari. A mammoth period drama that narrates the tale of the bravest battle ever told, of 21 Sikh soldiers’ fearless fight against 10,000 Afghan intruders, the film sees Kumar and Parineeti Chopra like never before. The trailer is out and you all can watch it right here:-
And here are the 5 reasons why it roars and soars:-
1. The Leading Man
As stated above, Kumar’s penchant for nationalism and patriotism continues with this ambitiously crafted drama. And given his dream and enviable run at the movies off late, this could be a yet another Blockbuster in his already immensely successful repertoire. And because he essays a Sikh character etched out from a true story, the excitement among fans only quadruples.
2. The Subject
Cinema is a medium that allows the nation to be made aware of endless sacrifices of our leaders who were unfortunately lost in the pages of history. Kesari’s subject is both fascinating and frightening. For taking such an audacious story and narrating it on the celluloid deserves praise and applause.
3. The Flavor
Yes, patriotism in Hindi Cinema can seldom go wrong. The recent gargantuan success of URI- The Surgical Strike and Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi further consolidate the fact. This is a film about freedom from slavery and injustice, about battling for your home and country. And if the narrative and the performances of the actors succeed in soaring and searing into people’s minds, this could be another historic success.
4. The Dialogues
A film that places its theme on a true story so ferocious and blood-curdling, the most crucial aspect are the dialogues. The trailer has plenty moments where one would want to applaud and wolf-whistle. And unexpectedly, a majority of those powerful one-liners come from its leading man. It’s helped that Kumar plays the hero, because any other actor wouldn’t have resonated as magnetically as him.
5. The VFX
Kesari has scale, style, and a bundle of emotions that can make even the harshest of heats weep. But above all, it has some impressive action set pieces neatly and magnificently filmed and choreographed. And the credit for blending realism into the action goes to the VFX team. The sight of the battle between 21 Sikh soldiers and 10,000 Afghan intruders can be jaw-dropping, and it only deserves a big screen experience. It can be concluded by saying- “Woh VFX hi kya jo real na lage!”
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