‘Uri: The Surgical Strike‘ staring Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam in the lead roles has witnessed an excellent first-week collection at the box office. The movie is helmed by Aditya Dhar, which easily broke the box office dominance held by Ranveer Singh starrer ‘Simmba’ and has emerged as the first hit of 2019.
The movie has crossed the ₹70 crore mark in the first week itself. ‘Uri’ clashed with Anupam Kher‘s ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ at the box office, both centered on nationhood and patriotism. The film which released on January 11 was very well applauded by the audience.
According to the latest reports from BoxofficeIndia.com, on Thursday, the film has managed to collect ₹7.25 crore on its seventh day at the box-office. The film is emerging as a potential blockbuster with collecting ₹70 crore in seven days at the box office.
Critic and audience have loved the Vicky Kaushal’s performance as Major Vihaan Singh Shergill, while the movie has received mixed reviews.
The movie is based on the incident where the Indian Army conducted the surgical strikes against the militant launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). 19 Indian soldiers were killed in Uri terrorist attack, in retaliation to it 35-55 terrorists were killed in a covert operation. Subsequently, Pakistan denied the incident.