'Uri' crosses Rs 200 crore

The first Bollywood release of 2019 has also turned out to be the biggest blockbuster of the year so far. Aditya Dhar's war drama, Uri: The Surgical Strike has struck the right chord with audience. Such has been the josh around the film that in less than a month, Vicky Kaushal-starrer has crossed the Rs 200-crore mark.

The film hit the double century on Day 28 of its release, and Vicky Kaushal is ecstatic with the overwhelming response. The 30-year-old actor, who headlines the film, thanked India for support and love.

On Uri: The Surgical Strike entering Rs 200-crore club, Vicky wrote, "Thank You India. Aapke Josh Ko Salaam."

Yami Gautam, too, is overwhelmed by the repsonse that Uri: The Surgical Strike has received. She said, "Not just a movie but a wave of emotion that runs through everyone! Overwhelmed with all the love!"

Talking about the success of Uri: The Surgical Strike, which has become Yami's highest-grossing film till date, she had said, "Very happy with the kind of response that the film has earned and is continuing to have a great run at the box office. I'm very grateful to the team behind the film, everyone has truly worked very hard."

Uri: The Surgical Strike, which features Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Paresh Rawal and Kirti Kulhari in key roles, is based on the surgical strike carried out by the Indian Army on seven terrorist launchpads across the Line of Control on September 29, 2016, in retaliation to a terrorist attack on an army camp at Uri earlier that month.

The film's popular dialogue 'How's the josh' has gone viral. Director Aditya Dhar in an interview spoke about the origins of the tagline. "I had some friends from Defence background, so with them I used to go to a lot of Army clubs. There was one in Delhi where we used to go for Christmas or New Year parties. There used to be a retired Brigadier who would line up all the kids in front of him and have a chocolate in his hand, he said. He would say How’s the josh?’ and we were to respond with high sir!’ The kid who was the loudest got the chocolate. Being a foodie, I used to be the loudest and always got the chocolate."