Vicky Kaushal’s action drama film Uri: The Surgical Strike opened with thunderous numbers on Friday. The film directed by Aditya Dhar is based on the real life surgical strike carried out by Indian Army in 2016. The film stars Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina and Kirti Kulhari in prominent roles. The film opened to mixed reviews from the film critics with most of them praising the excellent cinematography and Kaushal’s performance in the film. On it’s opening day itself, the film opened to impressive numbers, also considering the fact that it released on a non-Holiday working Friday. It also clashed with Anupam Kher’s The Accidental Prime Minister, which on the other hand, did lukewarm business.
Tweeting about the collection, film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#2019 begins with a bang... #UriTheSurgicalStrike embarks on a flying start... Should witness growth on Day 2 and Day 3... Fri ₹ 8.20 cr. India biz.”
The Accidental Prime Minister on the other hand earned Rs 4.5 crore on its first day of release. The box office numbers for Uri are expected to rise during the weekend. Positive word of mouth and Vicky Kaushal’s prominence are surely going to up the business for the film.
India TV rated Uri: The Surgical Strike 3.5 out of five. Our film critic described the film writing, “There is no denying that Aditya did his finest job in Uri. From the introduction to the tight frames and use of point-of-view shots during gun-loaded action scenes depicts that the director has successfully brought his imagination on the silver screen.
The action sequences of the film look less dramatic and more real on the screen credited to the actors who unquestionably performed it brilliantly.”