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Uri: 'The Surgical Strike' Begins With A Bang, Soon To Cross Rs 50 Crore Mark

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| January 15 , 2019 , 12:33 IST

Uri: The Surgical Strike based on the operation carried out by the Indian Army on seven terrorist launchpads across the Line of Control on September 29, 2016, in retaliation to a terrorist attack on an army camp at Uri earlier that month, the film has turned out to be a winner at the box office.

The film opened at Rs 8.20 crore, crossed the Rs 30-crore mark within three days of its release. And now the film is galloping towards the Rs 50-crore mark.

According to early estimates, the film has passed the Monday test by raking in Rs 7 crore (approx), thus taking the total to Rs 42.73 crore (approx). Uri has received mixed reviews. 

The Surgical Strike is doing well at the box office. After just two days, its collections have crossed the Rs 20 crore mark. It earned Rs 12.43 crore on the second day to take the total earnings to Rs 20.63 crore.

Based on the retaliatory attacks on terror launch pads across the Line of Control, Uri: The Surgical Strike is directed by Aditya Dhar. It also stars Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina and Yami Gautam.

Earlier, trade analyst Girish Johar had talked about Vicky Kaushal being the film’s USP, “Definitely people are looking forward to seeing Kaushal as a military officer after he delivered good performances last year. He is one of the USPs of Uri.”

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The famous film critic Shubhra Gupta gave it 2 stars and wrote, “Uri: The Surgical Strike is slickly made, and on the whole keeps you watching despite some clunky passages.”

She further said, “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,” Shubhra added.