Continuing its dream run even in the second week of its release, Aditya Dhar directorial Uri: The Surgical Strike has grossed Rs 122.59 crore so far and is still going strong. The military drama starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal has emerged not only as an audience favourite but also as a Box Office favourite with a simple word of mouth publicity.
Sharing the figures on his Twitter handle, film critic and analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#UriTheSurgicalStrike is winning hearts and wooing BO with josh… This one’s an audience-favourite and also BO-favourite… [Week 2] Fri 7.70 cr, Sat 13.35 cr, Sun 17.17 cr, Mon 6.82 cr, Tue 6.30 cr. Total: ₹ 122.59 cr. India biz… #Uri #HowsTheJosh” (sic).
Talking about the colossal praises that people are showering on the film, Yami Gautum said in a recent interview with Pinkvilla, “We knew that we are a part of a film that’s being made with a very honest intention. Of course, we read the script and we are a part of it, we knew it’s a good script and people would connect to it. It hasn’t come as a surprise in that aspect. But the way people are expressing how they connected to the film is phenomenal and beyond imagination. People are going with the Indian Flag in the theatres, hooting and clapping at the end – with this intensity, the response is coming and it’s way too overwhelming and surreal.”
Written and directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP Movies, the movie released on January 11 and had received positive reviews from critics. The story a fictionalised account of the retaliation taken out by the Indian Army for the 2016 Uri attack and follows Major Vihaan Singh Sherghil of the Indian Army, who played a leading role in organizing the strike.