Akshay Kumar’s period drama ‘Kesari’ hit the screens during the festive time of Holi, which could well have worked against the film’s strategy. Due to the festivities, there were limited morning shows. However, the film has managed to earn a decent figure of Rs 21 crore on its opening day. ‘Kesari’ had recorded good advance bookings and hit 3,600 screens across the country. Produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, ‘Kesari’ is the story of the Saragarhi battle wherein 21 Sikh soldiers fought against 10,000 Afghan invaders in 1897. The film also stars Parineeti Chopra as Akshay’s love interest. ‘Kesari’ has received positive reviews and is touted as the biggest blockbuster of 2019 so far.