Vicky Kaushal’s Uri: The Surgical Strike has become the first 2019 film to enter the Rs 100 crore club.
The military drama is directed by Aditya Dhar. The film also stars Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina and Kirti Kulhari.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures from his Twitter account. He said, “#UriTheSurgicalStrike surpasses all expectations, estimations and calculations… Wreaks havoc at the BO… Weekend 2 [₹ 37.96] is higher than Weekend 1 [₹ 35.73 cr]… [Week 2] Fri 7.66 cr, Sat 13.24 cr, Sun 17.06 cr. Total: ₹ 108.90 cr. India biz. #Uri #HowsTheJosh.”
In an earlier tweet, he had said, “And #Uri crosses ₹ 💯 cr… Sure, ₹ 💯 cr is *not* the yardstick to gauge the success of a film, but it should be celebrated when mid-sized films like #SKTKS, #Raazi, #Stree, #BadhaaiHo and #UriTheSurgicalStrike hit century… Content is king and the audiences are king makers!.”
Uri received a mixed review from The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta. She noted in her 2 star review, “Uri: The Surgical Strike is slickly made, and on the whole keeps you watching despite some clunky passages.”
She added, “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’. 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.”