“How’s the Josh?
High Sir!” – Uri: The Surgical Strike, Film, 2019
Uri is Aditya Dhar’s unforgiving war drama movie which is known to have been incorporated with the events that led to the surgical strike. This long-awaited move, was seen through the eyes of Major Vihaan Singh Shergill (Vicky Kaushal), the protagonist. If this wasn’t enough, things get harder for him as he has personal battles which he needs to fight at home as well.
Now first things first, Vicky Kaushal marvelous! It is very interesting due to the fact that he played a valiant Pakistani Army officer in Raazi. In this move, the roles are completely reversed and after he switches sides, he gets to play an invincible Para (Special Forces) Commando in the Indian Army.
To justify the hype around him, let me tell you that the actor has continued to grow from strength to strength in each scene. The film has been added with depth due to his effortless and sincere presence on screen. Usually, these kinds of scenes are seen lacking the tension and intensity that you expect from a war drama piece.
What makes it engaging is the audacity of the mission that it dramatically recreates after decoding it, and is not its execution. The rigorous process makes for an instructive watch if not that gripping, of how 80 Indian Para SF commandos managed to destroy the terror camps after infiltrating PoK.
Uri: The Surgical Strike is on a record-smashing spree.
As compared to the creative, the film scores higher on the technical front. The ambush, combat sequences, gunfire, sniper shots, and fistfights were realistically shot. There are tactful instances of the camera following the soldiers like a shadow. In order to combat film storytelling, sound effects were crucial, and this drama film captures it effectively for most of the parts.
Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, Yami Gautam, and Kirti Kulhari are effective in their respective supporting roles.
No words can repay or even signify the sacrifices the soldiers make for our country. They give up their today for our tomorrow. This film is, therefore, a fitting tribute to the Indian Army conceptually. On the other hand, it’s not a film without flaws on cinematic grounds.
Uri Movie Box Office Collection
Uri: The Surgical Strike was made on a budget of Rs 45 crore. It stars Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari, Mohit Raina, Rajit Kapur, Rakesh Bedi, and Swaroop Sampat. In spite of running in theatres for a month. According to the famous movie critic and business analyst Taran Adarsh, Anand Dhar’s Uri has witnessed a phenomenal growth of 115.96 crores on the fifth Saturday, which surpasses Baahubali-2’s estimate. In a month or so, this film has made an overall earning of Rs 281.73 crore.
In the first week, Uri’s earning was Rs 71.23 crore, in the second week, it earned up to Rs 62.76 crore, in the third week the total summed up to Rs 37.06 crore, in the fourth week, it managed overall Rs 29.30 crore. On day 30, the film collected Rs 4.50 crore.
According to Bollywood Hungama, Uri’s total collection in Australia was Rs 1.84 lakh. While in New Zealand it made Rs 1.70 lakh from only six and three screens respectively.
Uri: The Surgical Strike has done a great deal of business in North India, especially in Delhi, East Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh as per reports. Even moviegoers in Mumbai have been massively attracted to the theatres, and it has earned Rs 75 crore in mere four weeks.
Uri Box office collection:281.73 Crores
First-week Collection: Rs 71.23 crore
Second-week Collection: Rs 62.76 crore
Third-week Collection: Rs 37.06 crore
Fourth-week Collection: Rs 29.30 crore