Uri: The Surgical Strike, a dramatised account of the retaliation to the 2016 Uri attack, continues to dominate at the box office. In the fifth week, the Vicky Kaushal starrer surpassed the business of Prabhas starrer Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. After crossing the Rs 200 crore mark in the fourth week, its earnings now stand at Rs 202.52 crore.
The movie, which also features Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, and Yami Gautam in lead roles, collected Rs 2.13 crore at the start of its fifth week, while Baahubali 2 had earned Rs 1.56 crore in the same week. As per film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the movie has been doing good business overseas too, nearing the $6 million mark.
An ecstatic Vicky had shared a post on his Instagram page after the movie crossed Rs 200, and he recently shared a clip showing the cast in battle gear as they prepared for the next shoot. He penned a heartfelt message along with the post.
“Your helmets, your gears, your guns… you hold on to, like your life depends on them. This was one army rule we all strictly lived by, through the Shoot of the Film. Once in costume, each and every one of us was responsible for our own gears. You wear them or hold them, it’s going to be with you through the span of the Shoot for that day. Our pockets would be full of protein bars, nuts and bags with bottles of energy drinks, because deep in those jungles sometimes no food trolleys or spot team were allowed to reach. Somedays I would wake up with my right index finger already bent imitating to pull the trigger. Those night shoots full of intense action, ofcourse were peppered with some fun banter and laughs in between shots amongst the boys, where our director @adityadharfilms would also join us. All of this feels worth it, with the generous love the Film is getting from you all. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for keeping the Josh so high.”
“Also, a big shout out to the wonderful set of co-actors I got to work with, that formed our SF team. Dhairya, Guru, Padam, Sparta, Dang, James, Rahul, Nishant, Tashi, Anurag, Himanshu, Beant, Sapru Saab, Gagan, Dev.”
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Written and directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP Movies, the movie, 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 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.