Uri: The Surgical Strike has outshone the top three movies of 2018 - Sanju, Padmaavat and Simmba - in the second-week collections metric. While the ticket sales of the three films declined by more than half in the second week, Uri witnessed a decline of only around 12 per cent.
Movie critic and analyst, Taran Adarsh, tweeted the revenue figures.
The movie, starring Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal and Yami Gautam in lead roles, chronicles the events of the surgical strike conducted by the Indian armed forces against the militants in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The movie recently became 2019’s first Bollywood blockbuster to earn over Rs 100 crores at the box office. Uri, made at a relatively small budget of Rs 45 crore, is expected to reach the Rs 200-crore milestone in the coming few weeks.
On 26 January, Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam celebrated Republic Day with the jawans at Wagah (India-Pakistan) border.
Reviewing the movie, Namrata Joshi, writing for The Hindu, said: "Whichever side of the political divide one may stand on, one can't dismiss Dhar's canniness and craft, despite knowing that he is lionising the obvious and providing a one-sided narrative."
Renuka Vyavahare of Times Of India (TOI) wrote: “Uri: The Surgical Strike is a fitting tribute to the Indian Army conceptually, but cinematically, it’s not a film without flaws.”
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