Since the day of its release on March 21, Akshay Kumar-starrer Kesari has constantly been breaking all records for the star by becoming his highest day one, first weekend and first week grosser. Here comes another update with the record breaking film as Kesari surpasses the lifetime collections of all the Akshay Kumar-starrers in just in two weeks of its release. The film collected Rs 133.93 crore in 16 days of the release.
The highest lifetime grosser of Kumar prior to Kesari was Rowdy Rathore that released in 2012, which collected Rs 133.06 crore. This makes Kesari’s collections to upsurge by 0.65 per cent than that of Rowdy Rathore. Kumar’s recent release managed to mint Rs 21.06 crore, Rs 77.35 crore and Rs 103.89 crore in its first day, first weekend and first week respectively. Going forward, the film is expected to continue a stable run at the box office.
Kesari is a historical drama, based on the Battle of Saragarhi, one of the bravest battles fought by India where 21 Sikh soldiers fought against 10,000 Afghan tribesmen. Kumar played the role of Havildar Ishar Singh, leader of the battalion.
- Bhavi Gathani