Read the Kesari Movie Reviews Starring Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra, Jaspreet Singh.
Kesari Reviews
Ratings: 5.96/10
Reviews Counted: 33
Score: 54%
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Bollywood Hindi Movie Kesari Reviews and Ratings from Top Film Critics.
Director: Anurag Singh
Writer: Anurag Singh, Girish Kohli
Genre: Action, War
Release Date: 21 March, 2019

Raja Sen | Hindustan Times: 2/5
We must salute the brave soldiers of the Saragarhi. This movie merely gives us 21 angry men ... Full Review

Rachit Gupta | Times of India: 4/5
With technical brilliance, intricate writing and thundering performances, Kesari is a loud war cry that evokes strong feelings of patriotism and it also wrenches your heart with its climactic tragedy ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 3/5
Akshay Kumar is the film. And he pulls it off, keeping that ‘kesari pagdi’ aloft right till the end, delivering thundering speeches while keeping his men’s morale up ... Full Review

Rajeev Masand | News18: 2.5/5
Akshay Kumar is a One-Man Show in Predictable, Sluggish Drama. Kesari is a two-and-a-half hour battlefield bluster that could have done with sharper writing and judicious editing ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 4/5
KESARI is a brave and inspirational tale of courage and patriotism with the dramatic battle sequence as its USP ... Full Review

Umesh Punwani | Koimoi: 3.5/5
Emotional, Entertaining & Informative!. Akshay Kumar's streak on delivering memorable performances is not ending anytime soon ... Full Review

Samrudhi Ghosh | India Today: 3/5
Kesari is the rousing patriotic film that Akshay Kumar fans wait for all year round ... Full Review

Mayank Shekhar | Mid-Day: 3/5
Kesari is in-your-face, goose-bumpy ride-heartwarming because it's history; and hysterical, because it's that kinda movie-it is just the best one can do ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: 2.5/5
A Sincere Effort That Is Let Down By Weak Writing And One-Note Characters. Despite that bewildering beard, Akshay Kumar is convincing even in scenes that are so exaggerated that they become cartoonish ... Full Review

Jyoti Dwivedi | Live Hindustan: 3.5/5
एक कालजयी गाथा पर बनी यह फिल्म सिनेमाई श्रेष्ठता की दृष्टि से भले एक कालजयी फिल्म न हो, लेकिन उत्कृष्ट जरूर है। सिनेमा में अगर आपकी ज्यादा रुचि न हो, तो भी आपको यह फिल्म देखनी चाहिए। ... Full Review

Shilajit Mitra | Times Now News: 3.5/5
Akshay Kumar's nails his action avatar in this patriotic war drama ... Full Review

Priyanka Bhadani | The Week: 2/5
Akshay Kumar is the only saving grace in this long, tiring battle story ... Full Review

Stutee Ghosh | The Quint: 3.5/5
Kesari Makes A Compelling Historical War Saga ... Full Review

Reshu Manglik | India TV: 3/5
Kesari is a delightful watch. While Holi is a festival of colours, Kesari will teach you the meaning of one colour; Saffron, which means sacrifice and courage ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: 2/5
Akshay Kumar flexes his vocal cords in underwhelming ode to bravery ... Full Review

Mayur Sanap | Deccan Chronicle: 2.5/5
Entertaining, but underwhelming. The lack of a creative driver behind the film leads to a level of fundamental dissatisfaction ... Full Review

Behind Woods: 3/5
A brilliantly made war epic with whistle-worthy performances and moment, that shouldn't be missed ... Full Review

Namrata Joshi | The Hindu
The recreation of the Battle of Saragarhi of 1897 is more slack than stirring when it comes to contemporary cinematic compulsion of romanticising valo ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 3/5
But the raw bravado at display, the high-pitched intensity and the relentless urgency of the events kept me on the edge of my seat ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 3/5
Akshay Kumar's film has enough self-sustaining fire to be a well-above-average film. But it would all have been infinitely more stirring had it been informed with a dose of hard-nosed realism, an element that is sorely lacking in Kesari ... Full Review

India Glitz: 3/5
Overall, Kesari is a little predictable knowing what the film's ending would be even before you step in, still the lead up to the film is spectacular; thanks to Akshay's brilliant energy and some jaw dropping action sequences ... Full Review

Anna MM Vetticad | FirstPost: 2/5
Akshay Kumar does a Sunny Deol in this Gadar-style drama with gusto and zero nuance ... Full Review

Ajit Duara | Open Magazine
The action, though we know it to be documented history, is not a convincing cinematic explanation of such a miraculous battle stand. If historical nationalism is your thing, this movie is for you ... Full Review

Tanul Thakur | The Wire
Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari' Is Yet Another Contrived Nationalist Drama. 'Kesari' tells us nothing new about the Battle of Saragarhi – this is Indian pride rolled in the form of a Wikipedia article ... Full Review

Ankur Pathak | The Huffington Post
Akshay Kumar's New Nationalistic Drama Is Two Hours Too Long. Kesari is a blatant subversion of a historic event which feeds into the current nationalistic narrative of fetishising violence and celebrating war ... Full Review

Ravi Buleiy | Amar Ujala: 2.5/5
दाद निर्देशक अनुराग सिंह को भी देनी बनती है जिन्होंने एक छोटी सी कहानी पर ढाई घंटे की फिल्म बना डाली। आखिर तक आते आते केसरी की ये लंबाई ही फिल्म पर भारी पड़ती है। ... Full Review

Shilajit Mitra | The New Indian Express: 2.5/5
This Akshay Kumar-starrer is formulaic, forced patriotic tale. Kesari with its meandering pace, formulaic staging and forced patriotic messages fails to touch you emotionally ... Full Review

Jagran: 3.5/5
कुल मिलाकर केसरी एक रोचक फिल्म है जो आपको बांधे रखती है आप इस फिल्म का आनंद सपरिवार ले सकते हैं। इस फिल्म को पांच में से साढ़े तीन स्टार मिलते हैं। ... Full Review

Antara Dasgupta | Maps of India: 3.5/5
Please go and watch this movie for the greatest ever last stand battles. Watch it for the 21 martyred Sikh soldiers who had made our country proud. It is a definite magnet which will pull the crowd ... Full Review

R.M. Vijayakar | India West: 4/5
This is a film that takes the commercial and factual and amalgamates both in a smooth blend. It emerges as one of the few war movies in Indian cinema that will take on the dimension of a classic ... Full Review

Ashwin Bharadwaj | Lens Men Reviews: 2/5
Kesari is a weak film in terms of scripting and making. The Saragarhi Battle gets depicted in the cheesiest of way one can imagine. This is a movie that should have been Bollywood’s 300. But barring an amazingly fit Akshay Kumar at the center, there isn’t anything here that could make it a 300 ... Full Review

Vishal Verma | Glamsham: 4/5
KESARI sees Akshay Kumar in a roaring, boisterous avatar that is bound to make his fans dance with joy and audience in general happy. This epic war action is not just an entertainer its one of those rare stories of unparallel courage, bravery and honour that teaches some lessons on humanity and the true meaning of war and sacrifice ... Full Review

Uday Bhatia | Live Mint
'Kesari' has little to offer besides numbing violence. There’s a worthy tribute due to those 21 men, but this reductive, gratuitous film isn’t it ... Full Review