Actor Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike is witnessing a great show at the Box Office. The Aditya Dhar’s directorial has collected Rs 7.60 cr on its second Friday, taking the total to Rs 78.54 cr. The film is being liked in all circuits and has emerged as the first super-hit of the year. The figures show the love it has received from the audience with its Day 8 collection almost equal to its day 1 collection. Uri is refusing to slow down at Box Office. Here’s the Box Office breakup of the film:
Fri: 8.20 cr
Sat: 12.43 cr
Sun: 15.10 cr
Mon: 10.51 cr
Tue: 9.57 cr
Wed: 7.73 cr
Thu: 7.40 cr
Fri: Rs 7.60 cr
Total: Rs 78.54 cr
If Uri continues to earn at this pace, the film will cross the benchmark of Rs 100 cr at the Box Office within its second weekend itself. This should not be a difficult feat considering the two new releases this week have failed to perform at the Box Office. Both Fraud Saiyaan and Why Cheat India have been brutally rejected by the audience, which gives Uri more chances to keep performing.
Uri has also beaten many successful Hindi films of 2018 with its Week 1 Box Office collection. It has gone past the collections of Stree, Badhaai Ho, Raazi and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.
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.”