Uri v/s Accidental PM: Vicky's surgical-strike crashes Anupam's political drama
Vicky Kaushal's Uri: The Surgical Strike and Anupam Kher's The Accidental Prime Minister released on Friday. While moviegoers were spoilt for choice, the movies battled at the box office.
Both the movies were highly anticipated and they started the new year with a bang.
It was a tough competition but Vicky's Uri managed to emerge victorious on the first day.
Here are the numbers.
The story of Indian Army's retaliation against Pakistan
Starring Vicky Kaushal as an Indian Army officer, Uri is based on India's surgical strike on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 2016.
Indian troops retaliated after the deadliest attack by Pakistani militants. In September 2016, the Army base camp in Uri district was attacked killing 18 soldiers.
On September 29, the army launched precise attacks and destroyed the militant launchpads across the LoC.
Meanwhile, 'The Accidental Prime Minister' explores Manmohan's tenure as PM
Helmed by debutant director Vijay Gutte, The Accidental Prime Minister is based on the memoir penned by Sanjaya Baru.
The movie explores Manmohan Singh's tenure as the Prime Minister with Anupam Kher playing the titular role.
TAPM was surrounded by controversies since its inception which created a lot of political buzz among the audience.
But contrary to expectations, the movie opened to disappointing reviews.
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'Uri' gets good start, 'TAPM' fails to leave mark
Given the positive reviews, Vicky's Uri got a flying start at the box office. The movie made a collection of Rs. 8.2 crore on its day of release.
Meanwhile, The Accidental Prime Minister failed to leave a mark on the audience and earned Rs. 4.5 crore at the box office.
Clearly, Uri holds an upper hand and is likely to have a good run.
'Uri' sets a new record for Vicky
Interestingly, in his career spanning six years, Vicky was a part of several multi-starrer movies. In fact, all his three releases in 2018, Raazi, Sanju and Manmarziyaan, made it to Rs. 100 cr club. But as a lead actor, Vicky got best opening with 'Uri'.
Opening weekend turns crucial for 'Uri', 'TAPM'
After a decent start, Uri and The Accidental Prime Minister head for a crucial opening weekend.
According to Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Uri is expected to witness growth in the coming days.
On the other hand, TAPM might have to struggle to survive during the opening weekend.
It will be interesting to see if the first weekend proves a game changer for them.
And, 'Simmba' to give tough competition to Uri and TAPM
Meanwhile, the race to survive at box office will be intense for Uri and TAPM as Ranveer Singh's Simmba continues to go strong.
The movie which released on December 28 has earned Rs. 215.03 crore so far.
Simmba is ruling hearts and it will be interesting to see how Uri and TAPM would fare at the box office.
The Accidental Prime Minister
Accidental Prime Minister
Starring Vicky Kaushal
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