Actors Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam starrer Uri: The surgical Strike is still going strong at the Box Office. After its 15 days run at the Box Office, the film has raked in a total of Rs 138.19 crore, with its second week’s Friday bringing in Rs 4.40 crore. Now, with the Republic Day holiday, Uri is expected to bring in more moolah, taking its total to go past Rs 150 cr by Sunday, January 27.
The most striking part about its performance at the Box Office is how Uri seems unperturbed by the release of two anticipated films-Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and Thackeray. While both the films have impressed the audience, Uri: The Surgical Strike is keeping its hold intact. Here’s the Week 2 collection breakup of Uri:
Friday: Rs 7.70 cr
Saturday: Rs 13.35 cr
Sunday: Rs 17.17 cr
Monday: Rs 6.82 cr
Tuesday: Rs 6.30 cr
Wednesday: Rs 6 cr
Thursday: Rs 5.20 cr
Friday: Rs 4.40 cr
Trade analyst took to social media to announce the latest collection update of this Aditya Dhar directorial. He wrote, “#UriTheSurgicalStrike remains super-strong, despite multiple new films… #RepublicDay holiday [today] should see big growth in biz… All set to cross ₹ 150 cr by Sun [Day 17]… [Week 3] Fri 4.40 cr. Total: ₹ 138.19 cr. India biz. #Uri #HowsTheJosh” (sic)
Uri’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.”