Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Uri’ hit theatres; Will 2019 his lucky year?

Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Uri’ hit theatres; Will 2019 his lucky year?

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There is no introduction needed for actor Vicky Kaushal.

2018 was the year of Vicky with his outstanding performances in various films. Vicky was the hero of Netflix's first Indian rom-com, Love Per Square Foot, and its anthology of short films, Lust Stories. It was a huge success in India. He delivered a quiet, potent performance in Raazi and Sanju, both were box-office hits. His last film in 2018 was Manmarziyaan, in which he played the role of the best worst boyfriend was a riot hit.

But in 2019, Vicky Kaushal’s first movie hit theatres on Friday January 11 and that is ‘Uri’, a movie on Surgical Strike. BJP promoted the movie throughout India as it was a proud moment claimed by NDA Government. But propaganda is not enough to work on box office. If so, Amir Khan’s much-acclaimed movie with Amitabh Bachchan, Thugs of Hindustan would have been a huge hit because the makers of the movie had spent a few crores for marketing the movie. Even though the producers expect Rs.2, 000 cr as revenue, the film could make a gross collection of around Rs.335 Cr(according to some statistics).

Uri: The Surgical Strike (set to release on January 11) is an action thriller. But the trailer has already drawn flak on social media for its anti-Pakistan jingoism.

Though Kaushal welcomed the criticism, he'd like people to see the whole movie before making a final judgement. Kaushal plays Major Vihaan Shergill in the movie. Whether Major Vihaan Shergill capture the audience imagination?

Based on the cross-border surgical strike conducted on September 29, 2016, in response to the Uri terror attack that killed 19 soldiers, the film centres on the planning and execution of the mission.