Kesari is a 2019 Indian Hindi action-war movie written and directed by Anurag Singh. It was jointly produced by Karan Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Sunir Khetarpal under the banners of Dharma Productions, Cape of Good Films, Azure Entertainment and Zee Studios. The movie features Akshay Kumar with Parineeti Chopra, Mir Sarwar, Vansh Bhardwaj, Jaspreet Singh, Vivek Saini and Vikram Kochhar in supporting roles. The music of the movie is composed of Tanishk Bagchi, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Chirantan Bhatt, Jasbir Jassi, Gurmoh and Jasleen Royal with lyrics written by Kumaar, Manoj Muntashir, Kunwar Juneja and Tanishk Bagchi. Kesari movie songs are sung by Jasbir Jassi, Arijit Singh, Asees Kaur, B Praak, Romy, Brijesh Shandilya, Jazzy B, Sukhwinder Singh, Jasleen Royal, and Parineeti Chopra. It follows the events leading to the Battle of Saragarhi, a battle between 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikhs of the British Indian Army and 1,000–1,500 Afridi and Orakzai Pashtun tribesmen in 1897.