Aditya Dhar’s military drama Uri: The Surgical Strike is creating the right amount of noise among cinephiles. It has earned Rs 20.63 crore after two days. Starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal and Mohit Raina, the film opened to decent numbers despite competition from Anupam Kher’s The Accidental Prime Minister, Rajinikanth’s Petta and Ajith’s Viswasam. On its first day, Uri had collected a total amount of Rs 8.20 crore.
#UriTheSurgicalStrike witnesses remarkable growth on Day 2 [Sat]… Glowing word of mouth is converting into BO numbers… Growth on Day 2 [vis-à-vis Day 1]: 51.59%… Day 3 [today] should be bigger… Fri 8.20 cr, Sat 12.43 cr. Total: ₹ 20.63 cr. India biz. #Uri
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 13, 2019
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office figures of the film on Twitter. He wrote, “#UriTheSurgicalStrike witnesses remarkable growth on Day 2 [Sat]… Glowing word of mouth is converting into BO numbers… Growth on Day 2 [vis-à-vis Day 1]: 51.59%… Day 3 [today] should be bigger… Fri 8.20 cr, Sat 12.43 cr. Total: ₹ 20.63 cr. India biz. #Uri.:
Before the release, trade analyst Girish Johar talked about the buzz around Uri and suggested that Vicky Kaushal in the lead role will attract people to the theaters. “The trailer, the small snippets from the film and the other promotional activities have been put across well. It is a sensitive military drama but also looks like an urban film which will probably invite more audience to the multiplexes. Definitely, people are looking forward to seeing Vicky Kaushal as a military officer after he delivered good performances last year. He is one of the USPs of Uri” said Johar.
Uri, based on the Indian military’s cross border operation, has been received well by the audience and film fraternity. Critics looked divided in their opinion about this military drama. Filmmaker Karan Johar watched the movie and was in awe of both Kaushal and director Aditya Dhar.
“HOWS THE JOSH??? VERY HIGH SIR!!! What an incredible film #URI is!!! Walked out feeling a burst of patriotic energy! Superbly crafted,narrated, shot and executed! This ones an immensely proud box office winner!!! DONT MISS IT!!!!,” tweeted Karan.
In another tweet, he said, “What and incredible actor @vickykaushal09 is! His performance is a blend of strength and sensitivity !!! This film will take the actor to stardom! He is OUTSTANDING! Great work by debut director @AdityaDharFilms !! He’s a director to watch out for!! Proud work!
Karan also praised the cinematography of the film and said, “Absolutely stunning cinematography by @miteshdop !! Capturing the attack with flair and expertise! His best moments are also in the quite scenes! Master work!!! Congratulations to the big daddy of @RSVPMovies @RonnieScrewvala for making such great content!”