Movie Review by Rishi kapoor
Based on the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi, one of the bravest battle India fought, the film revisits the historic saga of the bravery of the 36th regiment that had 21 Sikh soldiers.
Its leader, Havildar Ishar Singh (Akshay Kumar), inspires his battalion to prevent the invaders — an army of 10,000 Afghans — from taking control of the fort of Saragarhi, the main communication point to Gulistan and Lockhart, two other forts in Northern India, then under the British rule.
Contrary to the egoistic belief of the Afghans that they would capture the fort in an hour or so, the fierce battle went on almost from dawn to dusk. It is regarded as the second bravest battle ever in world history.
Akshay Kumar is in top form once again. He carries the film entirely on his lean shoulders, excelling in the emotional scenes as well as the hardcore action ones.
The first half of the movies is very slow and at the same time its a lengthy movie . A movie that could have been made in one / one & half hour makes you uncomfortable after a point .
The film looks large, but doesn’t make a sufficient impact. I personally believe a shorter online series would have been a better option then a lengthy movie.
Also, the bravery of these men deserves salutation and special mention in our school books.