The first big release of 2019 is slowly and steadily turning out to be a winner at the box office. Vicky Kaushal’s Uri: The Surgical Strike is setting the cash registers ringing, and how! Based on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army on seven terrorist launchpads across the Line of Control on September 29, 2016, in retaliation to a terrorist attack on an army camp at Uri earlier that month, the film has struck the right chord with the audience.
And box-office numbers are a proof of it. After earning Rs 8.20 crore on its opening day, the film made around Rs 12.43 crore on Saturday, taking the total collection to Rs 20.63 crore in two days. Sunday was no less as the film made Rs 15.10 crore, thus taking the total to Rs 35.73 crore.
Uri: The Surgical Strike features Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles. Critics were particularly impressed by Vicky’s nuanced performance.
With the 2019 Lok Sabha polls around the corner, there have been allegations that Uri: The Surgical Strike is an attempt to make the ruling party look good. However, Vicky firmly denied this. In an interview with IANS, he said, “Aditya Dhar, the director and writer of the film, is very passionate about army, and he has made this film as a tribute to the army and nobody else.”
Uri: The Surgical Strike has already overtaken the other Bollywood release this week, Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s The Accidental Prime Minister, which features Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna in the lead roles. Public love the movie, Action, Motivation in a movie is very good way to show by the director of URI.
Vicky described the feeling as surreal after Uri was accepted by the audience. “Till the film is released, you don’t have an idea if it is going to work. But since yesterday, the kind of reaction we have received is really overwhelming. It’s a surreal feeling that audience has accepted our film with open arms,” he told media.