Two big movies – Uri: The Surgical Strike and The Accidental Prime Minister are set to be released this Friday. Both the films are based on real-life events, and it is going to be the first big box office clash of 2019.
Starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Paresh Rawal in lead roles, Uri: The Surgical Strike is based on the surgical strikes conducted by Indian Army on Pakistan after the Uri attack in 2016.
The trailer of the movie received extremely positive response from the viewers. The high-octane action sequences and the powerful dialogues impressed the audience, who expressed strong desire to watch the movie.
Promotions of the film have been going on in full swing, and Uri: The Surgical Strike is likely to witness a good opening day collection at the Indian box office. Considering the hype around the film, it can collect around Rs 6-7 crore at the domestic market on day 1.
On the other side, The Accidental Prime Minister starring Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanne in key roles is also much talked about. It is based on former PM, Dr. Manmohan Singh's life story during the period of his tenure as the PM.
This movie's trailer also successfully grabbed the attention of the viewers. The movie has been in controversy as the Congress party has been opposing its release for apparently presenting leaders of the political party in bad light. However, the negative publicity may work in the film's favour at the box office. It may not work much on the single screens, but The Accidental Prime Minister may pull good number of multiplex audience. It may witness an opening day box office collection of around Rs 4-5 crore at the Indian market.
Nonetheless, Ranveer Singh's blockbuster Simmba, which has already crossed Rs 200 crore and is still running successfully in theatres, may affect the business of both the new releases.