Kesari: Akshay Kumar leads his troops into battle in new poster of upcoming war drama

FP Staff

Feb 12, 2019 10:10:30 IST

Akshay Kumar's upcoming drama Kesari depicts the Battle of Saragarhi, one of the most valiant clashes  in India where a troop of soldiers took on approximately 10,000 invaders. The makers unveiled a new poster of the film which was shared by Akshay on social media. The poster depicts a silhouette of his character as he stands in the foreground, boldly facing the light while his troops rally in the background with swords.

The Battle of Saragarhi took place on 12 September, 1897 and was one of the most iconic rebellions in Indian history. A group of 21 Sikhs, who belonged to British Indian regiments and were in charge of protecting the forts of  Lockhart and Gulistan on Afghani borders, were faced in combat with 10,000 Afghan soldiers at Saragarhi.

Havildar Ishar Singh had led the troops and had even managed to conquer the first two attacks and successfully defended his post. But the final attack proved too powerful for the regiment and they succumbed. However, the fight had bought the British sufficient time to call in on reinforcements.

Kesari, also featuring Parineeti Chopra is scheduled to hit theatres on 21 March.

Updated Date: Feb 12, 2019 11:52:25 IST