‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ is unstoppable at the box office as it nears a silver jubilee and has now even upstaged all-time blockbuster ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ in the collections of the fourth week.
On its 23rd and 24th day, the Vicky Kaushal-starrer minted Rs 6.53 crore and 8.71 crore respectively, earning even more than what one of the biggest hits in Indian cinema history, ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’, had done on the respective days, Rs 6.35 crore and 7.80 crore respectively.
With it, the war drama now holds the record for the highest collections on day 23 and day 24.
Considering the fact that the Aditya Dhar directorial has upstaged a blockbuster which has collected Rs 500 crore only in Hindi and more than Rs 1000 crore worldwide inclusive of all languages, shows that 'Uri: The Surgical Strike's achievement is no mean feat. It just proves that audiences are still going to the theatres in big numbers.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who reported the figures on Twitter, called the movie a ‘monstrous hit’ and aptly described it as ‘winning hearts, setting new benchmarks and rewriting the record books’ as its collections have now reached Rs 189.76 crore.
The war cry 'How's the Josh' from the movie has been all over. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi used it in a speech once, while Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Finance Minister Piyush Goyal were among the others who lauded the movie, the latter during his budget speech.
'Uri: The Surgical Strike', produced by Ronnie Screwvala, is based on the Indian Army's operation at the base of suspected militants in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in retalitation to the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri in September, 2016. The movie also stars Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, among others.
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