Films like Kesari enlighten us with the untold and salute the unsung
We knew history is vast, and always thought that feasibly we don’t have time to imbibe all of that. Little did we know that some pages of our history have never been printed or talked about much only.
This is one such courageous chapter that is soul-stirring and heart-rending narrative of our history heroes. And while the film gave us its best perhaps, we needed more, especially in terms of impact and imprint.
Watch it If you like -
Honestly, more than Akshay, the actors playing the soldiers impresses us truly. Action is well-composed and powerful
But Beware of -
There are way too many flaws in this one, but it breaks our heart to take about them given the touching subject of the movie.
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Anurag Singh’s Punjabi directorial deliverance is a super hit, and even this film is really impressive when it comes to direction.
But seems like the direction was battling against script and editing.
Alekh (Story) – Patkatha (Screenplay)
When you hear about the Battle Of Saragarhi, shivers travel across the veins. And that’s exactly how the script should have been, stirring and impressive, because of two reasons: first is to pay tribute gloriously and second because the climax was known beforehand.
Having said that, we commend the makers for enlightening the world with such a brave event from our history.
But then again, when you watch the film, for that matter even when you watch the trailer, a shade of unprepared-ness and lack of homework and research is visible. And like that, there are other flaws in the film but it breaks our heart to point them out. We will just appreciate the fact that the movie kept us glued even after the sure shot climax, the long duration, and slow pace. Also, the subject doesn’t let the reviewer in us to take charge, the anticipation of a magically changed climax the narrative gives keeps the patriotism active.
While the dialogues are a little too masala-ish for the film’s subject, the action is stunningly carried out.
Akshay Kumar is in form, delivers his best but in a film so stirring, we wanted his best-est. We agree that the role wasn’t easy a bit, but still some lack was visible. The actors who play the other 20 soldiers impressed us the most. For us, they were the realism and convince, the chord and connect in the movie.
Parineeti Chopra was decent.
Geet Sangeet (Music)
Ideally it should have been a song less movie with heartfelt numbers like Jasleen Royal’s ‘Deh Shiva’ making the perfect background score.
Nirnay (FilmyCurry Verdict)
As a film, it needed to be more! Not a take-home impact, but the film hits the right chord. The end minutes just took charge and gave us an effectual end, thereby eliminating the preceding doubts we had.