Zee Cinema to air world TV premiere of Kesari on 15 August | Programming | News | Rapid TV News
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In what it says an ode to ‘bravery, sacrifice and brotherhood,’ Zee Cinema is to turn Kesari from 13–15 August.

Kesari ZeeCinema 10Aug2019The channel’s logo and brand assets will change to the colour saffron, to commemorate the screening on Thursday, 15th August 2019 at 12 noon of the film capturing the historic events of the Battle of Saragarhi and the particular valour displayed by 21 Sikh soldiers.

The Battle of Saragarhi was fought on 12 September 1897 in the Tirah region of India’s North-West Frontier Province and saw 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikh Regiment fight against a fleet of 10,000 Afghanis. Led by Havildar Ishar Singh, played by superstar Akshay Kumar, the Indian task force’s battle is commemorated daily to this day. Directed by Anurag Singh, Kesari also features Parineeti Chopra in a lead role. The war drama is Kumar’s biggest hit, which also went on to become the fourth highest Bollywood grosser of 2019, collecting 154 crores in India alone.

“Kesari is very close to my heart,” Anurag Singh remarked. The whole team worked very hard for two years on every aspect of film. It is our heartfelt tribute to all the martyrs, to the unmatched valour of the Sikhs, to our ‘mitti’ and I hope the fans will be able to catch the worldtelevision premiere of Kesari on Zee Cinema.”