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7 Reasons Why KESARI Has Blockbuster Written All Over

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1.     Akshay Kumar in a turban never fails. Do recall Singh In  Kinng and  its unofficial  sequel Sing Is  Bling(whatever that meant).Akshay says he feels  very special when  playing a Sardarji. Surely, the feeling is shared by the audience as well.

2.     Akshay  plays a true-life Sikh warrior who  defended  our  country against a massive Afghani invasion. This hitherto-unfilmed episode  of Indian  history  was  to be made  with  Sanjay Dutt in  the lead by  director Raj Kumar Santoshi. It fell through. Later Salman Khan  was also associated with the project as  a producer. That  didn’t work out either.More  the hurdles, the sweeter the  fruits  of success.

3.     2019  is a  year  of  tremendous  success. 9 out  of  the  releases so far are declared  hits with Uri crossing the  boxoffice collection  of   almost every blockbuster.  Patriotism is clearly the  big selling-point at  the  boxoffice.And if you add Akshay Kumar  to it you just can’t go wrong.

4.     The past weekend went horribly wrong at  the boxoffice. All the  four  films released  on March 15 were miserable flops.  The  dark week can be  seen as  the precursor to  the  bright  light to come.

5.     Because  it is  Akshay  Kumar. When  was  the last time he had a flop? Akshayas  an instinctive  feel for  what works  at  the  boxoffice. It isn’t about  flogging the  formula. It is about discovering fresh insights in timeworn stories.

6.     Director Anurag Singh has done some  amazing work in Punjabi with DiljitDosanjh.With Akshay  Kumar comes Anurag’s biggest  litmus test. Never hasAnurag directed anything so big. The  sheer scale  of the film with battle scenes that feature   thousands, makes  Kesari an  epic effort even   before release.

7.     Ah,  and  one  more thing. Akshay  pairs  up with  Parineeti  Singh  for  the  first time. Parineeti’s  character gets her name  from her globally feted  cousin who at one time  was  Akshay’s favourite co-star. Is  Priyanka flattered?

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