URI: The surgical strike goes tax-free in UP

29th January 2019

Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Paresh Rawal and Tisca Chopra starrer military drama 'Uri - The Surgical Strike' is heading for a huge third week as it collected 3 crore nett approx on its third Monday taking its four day total in the third week to over 26 crore nett.

The total business of the film has crossed 160 crore nett. Getting a house-full response even at the third week and films like 'Manikarnika' and 'Thackeray' have not affected the business of the film. Good news for the audiences in Uttar Pradesh, as the UP government on Monday declared to give state GST exemption to URI. The decision was taken during a meeting with CM Yogi Adityanath along with the cabinet of ministers in Allahabad.

Speaking about the film, Adityanath said, "This is a movie on surgical strikes. The cabinet has decided to exempt it from state GST. This film is about the country’s valour and will instil a feeling of nationalism and patriotism. This will help youth and all citizens of the country to see it."

Uri: The Surgical Strike, written and directed by Aditya Dhar, is based on the Indian Army's surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan in 2016 as a retaliation for the Uri attack that claimed lives of 17 Army personnel. The film has garnered outstanding response from critics as well as the audiences.