Currently, the one film that's getting cash registers ringing at the Indian box office is Akshay Kumar's Kesari. Directed by Anurag Singh, the historical drama released last month and stormed the ticket windows. After garnering good reviews, the film went on to become the biggest opener of 2019 by collecting Rs 21 crore on day 1. Akki starrer then entered the coveted Rs 100 crore club in six days and became the fastest film of the year to do so. And now Kesari is inching towards the Rs 150 crore mark in India. Kesari Box Office Collection Day 18: Akshay Kumar Starrer Continues Doing Decent Business, Rakes in Rs 143.02 Crore
Announcing the updated figures, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on the popular microblogging site Twitter, "#Kesari is steady... Has few more days to add to the total, till #Kalank arrives [on Wed]... [Week 3] Fri 1.65 cr, Sat 2.62 cr, Sun 3.23 cr, Mon 1.20 cr, Tue 1.02 cr, Wed 1.02 cr, Thu 95 lakhs. Total: ₹ 147.21 cr. India biz." He also tweeted, "#Kesari biz at a glance...Week 1: ₹ 105.86 cr [8 days], Week 2: ₹ 29.66 cr, Week 3: ₹ 11.69 cr. Total: ₹ 147.21 cr. India biz. HIT."
Further, a report in Boxofficeindia.com noted, "Kesari held well in the third week dropping around 63% to collect 11 crore nett. The film still probably has another week or so to collect before the big films arrive." Apart from Akshay, Kesari also stars Parineeti Chopra but in a special appearance. Kesari Box Office Collection Day 17: Akshay Kumar's Historical Drama Picks up Pace on Third Saturday, Earns Rs 139.79 Crore
Co-produced by Dharma Productions, Azure Entertainment, Zee Studios and Cape of Good Films, the historical drama is Kumar's 10th film that has become a part of Rs 100 crore club. Kesari is based on the epic Battle of Saragrahi which was fought between 21 Sikh soldiers and 10,000 Afghan invaders in 1897.