It stars Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles and directed by Anurag Singh. KESARI is based on the true story of one of the bravest battles that India ever fought – the Battle of Saragarhi.
Who is Havildar Ishar Singh – Biography
It is the story of Havildar Ishar Singh who participates in the fight of Saragarhi in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897. The film is planned for release on March 21, 2019.
KESARI is based on the true story of one of the bravest battles that India ever fought – the Battle of Saragarhi
Battle of Saragarhi
21 Sikh soldiers were stationed on Army post on Saragarhi Fort. Afghans felt that winning this small post would be quite easy. But this proved to be a huge mistake in his understanding.
The Saragari war was fought on 12 September 1897 between the British Indian Army and the Afghani army. This war happened in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, which is now in Pakistan. In the British Indian Army, there were 21 Sikhs in the fourth battalion of the Sikh Platoon, which attacked 10 thousand Afghani soldiers. Havildar Ishwar Singh, who led the battalion, decided to fight for such a dying death. It is considered one of the greatest ends in wars in history in military history. After two days of war between the British Indian soldiers and Afghani soldiers, the other Indian army had again occupied that place. Now in the memory of this war by Sikh military personnel, they celebrate September 12 as Saragari Diwas.
Afghan wins but they also suffered heavy losses. Two days after this war, the British Army invaded and re-captured the whole post
Those huge Indian soldiers were posthumously awarded the Indian Order of Merit, the highest award of bravery from the British Empire. This award is equivalent to today’s Param Vir Chakra.