Kesari captures Sikh soldiers in unprecedented battle

The movie is based on a true courageous story of 21 Sikh soldiers who fought valiantly and bravely against 10,000 invaders at Saragarhi.

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Kesari – Handout photo

The movie Kesari starts showing globally today (21 March 2019), including in Malaysia and Singapore.

Starring Akshay Kumar, the movie is based on a true courageous story of 21 Sikh soldiers who fought valiantly and bravely against 10,000 invaders at Saragarhi.

In Malaysia, the movie will be playing in Kuala Lumpur (TGV KLCC, TGV Jaya Shoping Centre, GSC Nu Sentral and GSC Quill Mall), Subang, Cyberjaya, Penang, Ipoh, Taiping, Johor Bahru, Sungai Petani and Kota Kinabalu.

Synopsis: The year is 1897 and the mighty British empire having conquered most of India, is now trying to infiltrate Afghanistan. Fort Saragarhi, in the NWFP (North Western Frontier Province) is a small communication post used to relay messages between two major military forts – Gullistan and Lockhardt. To be posted at Saragarhi is no matter of pride for the newly formed Sikh regiment of the British Indian Army. Marked in color KESARI (saffron), the Sikhs symbolize valor and pride and to die doing one’s duty. Ishar Singh (AKSYAY KUMAR), a proud warrior who prefers to live by his community rules, is often found in direct conflict with the orders of his British officers. As a punishment, Ishar is sent to Saragarhi where a bunch of 20 unruly, undisciplined Sikh soldiers await him. And it is this bunch of cheeky but lovable rouges that Ishar leads into the battle when an army of 10,000 Pathans turns up at Saragarhi on the 12th of Sept 1897. It’s now 21 Sikhs vs 10,000 Afghans on the battle field. KESARI the true story of one of the bravest battles ever fought – the Battle Of Saragrahi.

 

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