Believe it or not but Vicky Kaushal starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike is still running in theatres and also minting money. The military drama, which is directed by Aditya Dhar, has been in cinema halls for over a month now and despite new releases, the film has held up really well at the domestic box office. After entering the coveted the Rs 200 crore club, Uri is now set to surpass the lifetime collection of Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan's blockbuster Simmba. Yes, you heard that right. Vicky's film is heading towards the Rs 240 crore mark and will comfortably cross it in the coming week. Uri - The Surgical Strike Box Office Collection: Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam Starrer Surpasses Rs 225 Crore Mark at the Ticket Windows.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to the microblogging site Twitter and announced the good news. He wrote, "#UriTheSurgicalStrike is unshakable... Unaffected by new films week after week... All set to cross *lifetime biz* of #Simmba [third highest grosser of 2018]...Has an outside chance of touching ₹ 250 cr... [Week 8] Fri 38 lakhs, Sat 78 lakhs. Total: ₹ 238.52 cr. India biz."
Uri, which also features Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, and television actor Mohit Raina, released on January 11 and got off to a good start at the ticket windows. Though the film received mixed reviews from the critics, it managed to impress the audience big time and due to positive word of mouth it further went on to get cash registers ringing not just in India but abroad as well. Vicky Kaushal's Uri: The Surgical Strike Earns Rs 216.21 Cr, Beats These Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Other Superstar Movies.
Apart from becoming the first big blockbuster of 2019, Uri is also the highest grossing film in the medium-budget category. Earlier, it was Kangana Ranaut's romantic drama Tanu Weds Manu Returns. That's not all! Vicky's film has also proven that good content is what makes a film work at the BO. And that's something that every filmmaker and star should take note of.