Aditya Dhar's directorial venture Uri: The Surgical Strike has achieved the inevitable. The film starring Vicky Kaushal in the lead has surpassed the lifetime business of Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan's action blockbuster Simmba at the Indian box office. The military drama has been in the theatres almost two months now and it has been raking money non-stop at the ticket windows. After becoming the first hit of this year and becoming the highest grossing medium budget film ever, Uri has now added one more milestone to its long list of box office records. Uri - The Surgical Strike Box Office Collection: Vicky Kaushal's Film Eyeing to Surpass the Lifetime Business of Simmba, Mints Rs 238.52 Crore.
Just a while back, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to the microblogging site Twitter and announced the good news. He wrote, "#UriTheSurgicalStrike continues its incredible run... Biz on [eighth] Mon [#Mahashivratri] is higher than [eighth] Fri... Crosses *lifetime biz* of #Simmba... Eyes ₹ 250 cr... [Week 8] Fri 38 lakhs, Sat 80 lakhs, Sun 1.18 cr, Mon 67 lakhs. Total: ₹ 240.38 cr. India biz."
Further, a report in Boxofficeindia.com stated, "Uri - The Surgical Strike became the tenth highest NETT grosser ever as it crossed the figures of Simmba on Monday. The main difference between Uri - The Surgical Strike and Simmba is the business in South India where Uri - The Surgical Strike will probably finish 25 crore nett higher." Uri - The Surgical Strike Box Office Collection: Vicky Kaushal's Film Eyeing to Surpass the Lifetime Business of Simmba, Mints Rs 238.52 Crore.
Vicky starrer came out on January 11 and since then has been ruling the box office and how! Though the film opened to not so great reviews, it's pretty clear that Uri still managed to impress the audience and so much so that it is still running successfully in cinema halls. After a very long time, a small film has done such an amazing business that too without having an A-list star on board. So kudos to team Uri for making a fantastic film with engaging narrative and some fine performances.