Actor Akshay Kumar’s upcoming Kesari; actor Randeep Hooda’s Battle of Saragarhi; and television star Mohit Raina’s new TV show, 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 — they all have one thing in common: the core of the story is the legendary battle of Saragarhi.
In this historic battle of 1897, during the Raj, 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army fought 10,000 Afghans at Saragarhi, in the North-West Frontier Province (now in Pakistan). This is the kind of tale of valour that the Indian entertainment industry laps up — but three at the same time? The films are on the floors; the TV show began a few days ago. Could there be an overdose?