We are probably looking at the first hit of the year in Uri: The Surgical Strike. The Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam starrer war drama has done a good job at the box office on its opening day. The numbers are out and the movie has managed to rake in Rs 8.20 crore. As per trade analyst, Taran Adarsh, the Aditya Dhar directorial is set to see an upward trend over the weekend. Well, it is certainly a time to celebrate for the makers of this film, which is based on the surgical strike of 2016 after the terrorist attack on army base camp in Uri.
Talking about the Uri, our in-house film critic Sreeju Sudhakaran wrote in his review, "There is no doubt that Uri will catch the attention of the viewers with the terrorist attack and the retaliation still fresh in our minds (and if not, there will be factors linked to the upcoming elections to remind you of that). Vicky Kaushal is very effective as the leading man. Uri, however, needed a surgical strike on its writing, as most of its effectiveness is lost in the balance between jingoism and realism,"
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 12, 2019
Aditya Dhar has said that he has made for the film for the Indian Army and not for any political party. "I never thought about it but it feels great to see such a good response. It is an amazing feeling. It is great that many political leaders have shared and liked the trailer on social media but I have made this film for the Indian Army and not for any political party," he said in a statement.
Uri: The Surgical Strike also features Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. The movie has been bankrolled by RSVP movies, who have done quite a good job last year as well. They released movies like Love Per Square Foot, Pihu, Lust Stories and Kedarnath. It is so great to see a production house take on the task to tell a different kind of stories.