Director Aditya Dhar and the stars of Uri: The Surgical Strike – Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam are in Delhi today (January 15) taking part in the Annual Army Day Parade. And as a tribute to the Indian Armed Forces on the special Army Day, the producer of Uri, Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP has decided to make a donation of 1 crore towards AWWA (Army Wives Welfare Association). On making this huge donation, Ronnie shares, “We take each day for granted in our lives and yet these brave women and men in our army, navy and air force stay committed, disciplined and resolute to protect us and stand in front of us. They are the true inspiration of modern-day India and we all need to draw examples from the selfless lives they lead and the pride with which they carry themselves. It’s humbling for all of us at RSVP and Uri to make this small token donation for their massive contribution and sacrifice for our country. May the Josh be with them. Jai Hind!”
The RSVP military action-drama based on the 2016 Uri surgical strikes is being appreciated by critics and movie-goers alike and has hit bull’s eye at the box office too. What’s more, the feeling of patriotism the film evokes is being celebrated across. And the production house which ended 2018 with the hit Kedarnath is only happy to start the year on a hit note. The industry too is delighted with Bollywood beginning 2019 on a high note. So, while Simmba continues its hit run from 2018, this year has already got its first hit with Uri: The Surgical Strike that grossed over Rs 35.73 crore over the first weekend itself.
The film has one of the toughest action scenes made with the low budget and is expected to recover the film’s overall budget in its release week itself. Besides Vicky and Yami, the film also stars Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari and debutant Mohit Raina. The film has been directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP. A source says, “The makers of the film are very proud to present the true events of surgical strike that happened at Uri and its impact post the release of the film on children and the youth who are more than inspired now to join the Indian army.”