New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Feb 21: You cannot miss this trailer. The trailer of Akshay Kumar's ambitious project Kesari has been launched and the dialogue delivery, forceful scenes will give you goosebumps. One thing is for sure that the film will go down as one of the most memorable films of Akshay Kumar.
The ace actor looks stunning and amazing in his het up with a heavy beard and a long turban. The one-liners are there and mouthed by Akshay Kumar will be memorable, undoubtedly.
The film, says the trailer, is based on a true story which showcases the valour and brave spirits of the Sikhs. Only 21 in number, these Sikhs came down heavily on the Afghan intruders and the plunderers.
Akshay Kumar is seen doing what he does best in the film; mouthing forceful dialogues, invoking patriotic spirits and upholding the valour of the Punjabis.
Film Kesari is based on the true story of one of the bravest battles that the Indians ever fought. this was the 'Battle of Saragarhi'.
By 1897 the British Empire had conquered most of India and was trying to infiltrate Afghanistan. Fort Saragarhi which is in the NWFP (North Western Frontier Province) is a small communication post used to relay messages between two major military forts - Gulistan 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 the saffron or the Kesari colour, the Sikhs symbolize valour and pride and to die doing one's duty.
Ishar Singh (Akshay 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. This irritates his officers and as a punishment, Ishar is sent to Saragarhi where a bunch of 20 unruly, undisciplined Sikh soldiers await him.
It is this bunch of cheeky but lovable rogues who are equally brave, that Ishar leads into the battle when an army of 10,000 Afghani Pathans turn up at Saragarhi on the 12th of Sept 1897.
Watch the trailer: