The ‘josh‘ has refused to slow down for actor Vicky Kaushal starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike at the Box Office. The Aditya Dhar directorial film is going from strength to strength at the ticket window and has raked in a total of Rs 228.78 crore so far. What is exciting about the figures is that it’s performing fabulously on weekdays as well. The Tuesday (sixth week) has brought in Rs 1.38 crore for the film, which also features Yami Gautam, Kriti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal in important roles. Also Read - Katrina Kaif Tests Positive For COVID-19, Urges Others to Get Tested
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the latest Box Office breakup of the film. He wrote, “#UriTheSurgicalStrike is having a miraculous run… [Sixth] Tue is higher than Fri and Mon… Will challenge *lifetime biz* of #Simmba… Now eyes ₹ 250 cr… [Week 6] Fri 1.20 cr, Sat 2.52 cr, Sun 3.23 cr, Mon 1.32 cr, Tue 1.38 cr. Total: ₹ 228.78 cr. India biz.” (sic) Also Read - Vicky Kaushal Contracts COVID-19 And in Home Isolation, Check Official Statement
Uri is now eyeing the lifetime business of Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba that went on to garner Rs 240.22 crore in its lifetime run.
Now, if Uri continues to maintain the same pace at the Box Office, it can surpass the Rohit Shetty directorial by finishing at the total of more than Rs 240 crore.
The movie, which had received positive reviews from critics, follows Major Vihaan Singh Shergill of the Indian Army, who played a leading role in organizing the 2016 surgical strike in Uri. The surgical strike, which had taken place in September 2016 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.
Recently, while speaking with the media, Vicky commented on how it’s unfair to write off Uri as a ‘propaganda film’ He was quoted by Mid-Day saying, “We have made the film as a tribute to the Indian Armed Forces. It’s not necessary to view everything through the political lens. Also, if it was a propaganda film, I wouldn’t have been a part of it.”