Action movie Uri: The Surgical Strike became the first movie of 2019 to enter the Rs 100 crore club, and has managed to stay on top minting Rs 115.87 crore at the box office on day 11. Starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal, the movie, which has gripped the nation, is a fictionalised account of the retaliation taken out by the Indian Army for the 2016 Uri attack.
Written and directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP Movies, the movie has been earning a lot of praise, and as per film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the movie is continuing its dream run and is maintaining its hold at the box office.
Taran had earlier also tweeted about how the movie was a big hit overseas too and had crossed $3 million after the second weekend.
The film, 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 strike.
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.