Uri: The Surgical Strike, a fictionalised account of the retaliation taken out by the Indian Army for the 2016 Uri attack, is showing no signs of slowing down at the box office. The movie, starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal, has already crossed Rs 150 crore in the third weekend, after earning Rs 100 crore on day 10. Also Read - How Yami Gautam Makes Kajal With 'Ghar Ka Ghee' in Quarantine
According to film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the movie has put up a fantastic total at the end of the third week, and it has a strong chance of joining the Rs 200 crore club. Check out the numbers he has tweeted. Also Read - Paresh Rawal is The New Chairman of National School Of Drama (NSD)
Written and directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP Movies, the movie, which was released on January 11 and had received positive reviews from critics, follows Major Vihaan Singh Sherghil of the Indian Army, who played a leading role in organizing the 2016 strike.
The 2016 surgical strike, which had taken place in September after a terror attack in Uri, was conducted against militant launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistani-administered Kashmir by the Indian Army.
Vicky had earlier commented on the movie in an email interview with IANS, saying that the film is based on an incident that left a deep impact on every Indian, and that the surgical strike is an event that “we all are proud of”.
“Even the youth knows what happened, so do the elders. It just happened two years back and we all saw it on TV or read it in newspapers and we were affected by it. This film just shows what happened behind the closed doors and how it all happened, how it all took place, all teams came together and all of that. That’s Uri for you,” he had stated.