It is now 20 days since movie Uri: The Surgical Strike released, and it is still going strong at the Indian box office where it has so far minted Rs 164.10 crore. But the movie starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal is doing pretty well abroad too where it has earned an estimated Rs 34.63 crore. Released on January 11, the film had received positive reviews from critics.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh said, while tweeting out the numbers, that the movie is invincible and is showing a fantastic trend. He mentioned that the collection made on January 29 was almost at par with what it had earned on January 28, and also that it is nearing the $5 million mark overseas.
The movie, which is a fictionalised account of the retaliation taken out by the Indian Army for the 2016 Uri attack, was also declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh with CM Yogi Adityanath lauding it.
“This is a movie on the surgical strikes, the cabinet has decided to exempt it from state GST. This film is about the country’s valour and will instill a feeling of nationalism and patriotism… This will help youth and all citizens of the country to see it,” he had said.
Written and directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP Movies, the movie follows Major Vihaan Singh Sherghil of the Indian Army, who played a leading role in organizing the 2016 strike.
The 2016 surgical strike, which had taken place in September 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.