Vicky Kaushal’s latest film Uri: The Surgical Strike has minted an impressive Rs 8.20 crore on day one. The film is a military drama based on the Indian Armed Forces’ retaliatory attack on terror training camps across LOC. Directed by Aditya Dhar, the movie stars Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina and Yami Gautam among others.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the latest figures of the film on Twitter with a post that read, “#2019 begins with a bang… #UriTheSurgicalStrike embarks on a flying start… Should witness growth on Day 2 and Day 3… Fri ₹ 8.20 cr. India biz. #Uri.”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 12, 2019
Uri has received mostly positive reviews. The Indian Express’ Shubhra Gupta gave it two stars and wrote, “Uri: The Surgical Strike is slickly made, and on the whole keeps you watching despite some clunky passages. It’s always good to have movies in which the soldiers look real, and the conflict is taken seriously, even if the action is buoyed by such dialogues as ‘unhe Kashmir chaihye, humein unka sar’.”
She added, “If that’s not jingoism, I don’t know what is. The Pakistani big-wigs are shown as a bunch of not exactly incompetents, but incapable of matching up to the Indians.”
Uri faces competition from Anupam Kher’s political drama The Accidental Prime Minister. Simmba, a holdover, is still doing well at the box office and may affect the collection of new releases.