The Battle of Saragarhi is considered to be one of the most inspiring storeys of human courage and bravery, not only in India but throughout the world. Director Anurag Singh's film Kesari is a fitting tribute to the tale of Sikh soldiers. It is a compelling war drama that combines strong emotions with blood-soaked action and retells an important chapter in the annals of Indian history. The best moments of the film are fuelled by the towering performance of Akshay Kumar.
Kesari is a powerful film because it also has an innate sense of emotional intelligence and a raw shock value. It unfailingly exposes the atrocities of war and violence, always condemning the bloodshed at hand, and forever celebrating the bravery of men. It's not just an action film, it's a war drama that spends time establishing its main characters and gives the audience a detailed and authentic look at the storey of true patriotism. Writers weaved seamlessly into the narrative in moments of high drama, humour, wit, sarcasm, tragedy, and action. The best part of it is that there is also a lot of historical wisdom as the film continues to refer to Sikh and Islamic legends.