Unaffected by multiple films releasing every other week, Vicky Kaushal's Uri: The Surgical Strike is roaring at the box-office. The film has been released for six weeks now and has joined the Rs 200-crore club. It has successfully become the first blockbuster of 2019. Talking numbers, the film has collected about Rs 228 crores so far. The nation is collectively chanting the warcry, "How's the josh?," "HIGH SIR!"
Owing to its phenomenal success at the box office, the film has now found space on IMDb’s list of top Indian films. With an 8.6 rating, it is fourth in IMDb's list of Top-Rated Indian Movies of all time and has bagged the second position in the list of top-rated Hindi films after Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna starrer Anand.
It has beaten films like Dangal, AndhaDhun, Sholay and basically all major blockbusters.
The protagonist of the film, Vicky Kaushal is basking in the success of the film. His performance has been appreciated by fans, critics and fellow celebs.
Talking about his experience with a media portal, the actor said, "There were many takeaways for me from the movie. First, on the surface level, I got to know the difference between infantry and the paramilitary commandos, their probation period, their missions. I also gained an insight into the technicalities behind these missions. I met scores of personnel, infantry and special forces, and got to know a little more about their lives and families. Spirit of the Indian Army is what I took back home and it will stay with me forever and ever. Some of the stories were so unbelievable and fascinating. I would say that Uri: The Surgical Strike is perhaps just a drop in the ocean."
In a conversation with a leading daily, Vicky revealed that fans now identify him with his character from Uri: The Surgical Strike. "When people spot me walking or driving down the road, they exclaim, 'How's the josh?' It feels good that I have been able to reach out to the audience," he told.
The film is based on surgical strike carried out by the Indian Army in 2016 on terrorist camps in Pakistan in retaliation for the terror attack on an army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.
Helmed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the film also stars Mohit Raina, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, and Kirti Kulhari amongst others in significant roles.
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