Actor Vicky Kaushal starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike is going to enter the Rs 100 cr club today, on January 20. The film is continuing to do a terrific business at the Box Office and has earned Rs 13.24 cr on its second Saturday, taking the total to Rs 91.84 cr. The film’s business on its second Saturday is higher than what it minted on its first Saturday (Rs 12.43 cr). Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce the Box Office figures for Uri: The Surgical Strike and wrote, “#UriTheSurgicalStrike continues to make big noise at the BO… Should cross ₹ 100 cr mark today [Day 10]… Second Sat is higher than first Sat [₹ 12.43 cr] and almost double of second Fri… [Week 2] Fri 7.66 cr, Sat 13.24 cr. Total: ₹ 91.84 cr. India biz. #Uri #HowsTheJosh” (sic) Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Alleges Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji, Vicky Kaushal Are Cocaine Addict, Dare Them to Go Through Blood Test
Uri, directed by Aditya Dhar, will be setting a benchmark by crossing Rs 100 cr at Box Office within 10 days of its release. The film is also the best performing Hindi film with a medium budget. Earlier, this record belonged to Kangana Ranaut starrer Tanu Weds Manu Returns, which released in the year 2015. Adarsh wrote about the same and posted:
Uri crossed Rs 50 cr at the Box Office within five days of its release and Rs 75 cr within eight days. The film’s success is also a testimony to the fact that good content doesn’t need a festive release to reach the audience. The film was released on January 11 and received positive reviews from all around. The makers also organised a special screening for Indian President Ram Nath Kovind a few days back.
Uri: The Surgical Strike is about the valour of the Indian army. The film, also featuring actor Mohit Raina, is based on India’s 2016 surgical strike on Pakistan.
Earlier, talking about having Vicky in the lead role in Uri, director Aditya told IANS, “Casting Vicky Kaushal as a solo hero was a risk in itself. We made the film with the kind of budget that would be reasonable for a film with Vicky in the lead. It became a mission where every member of the team gave his best, and then some more. For example, the actor Dhairya who played the Sikh soldier Sartaj was not a Sikh. But he practiced how to be one and lived two weeks in a Gurudwara. The facilities and the freedom provided by our producer Ronnie Screwvala was beyond anything I could’ve imagined.”