Kesari is a 2019 film directed by Anurag Singh, starring Akshay Kumar, Mir Sarwar, Parineeti Chopra, Vikram Kocchar and Edward Sonnnenblick. It talks about patriotism and love for one’s own country.
The film is set in the 1860s. Ishar Singh is a hawaldar (soldier) who works for the English. He is a person who cannot stand to see anyone tortured. In the beginning of the film you may think that in the film, the Sikhs are working for the English, and then you may wonder that how is this film on love for one’s own motherland, but I assure you that the film is based on patriotism and bravery and you will realise this in the second half of the film. It is based on how 21 soldiers fought against 10000 men out of affection for their motherland.
The film moves with the right pace in both the halves. You will not feel bored at any point of time. Being an Indian, you might feel sad for the way our soldiers were treated. This film also represents the ideological differences of different religions.
The cinematography of the film is excellent and even though the film is set in the 1800s, the team did a great job in making the set. The acting of almost of all actors was nearly perfect. I did feel Parineeti Chopra was not perfect for her role, even though it was small.
The music of the film is also wondrous. I especially like the song ‘Teri Mitti’.
I loved the emotion in the film. I promise you that this film will melt your heart and make you realise that it is necessary to carry out your duty for the nation. Being dutiful for the nation is not necessarily fighting on the border. It also means giving our best at whatever we do. It also means being faithful to our country and contribute in its welfare. For example, right now, all of us must minimise our visits to the outside world and stay at our home. Fighting the coronavirus is our main duty right now and we must fulfil it.
I assure you that you will not regret watching this film.