[image: 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' v/s 'The Accidental Prime Minister'] MUMBAI - India has launched two propoganda films ahead of General Elections 2019.
According to Box Office India , the political puppet-show witnessed 30-40 per cent less occupancy than 'Uri' as the latter has more screens to its account. As per early estimates, the war drama made around Rs 5 crore on its opening day.
#TheAccidentalPrimeMinister link screen count... India : 1300 Overseas: 140 Worldwide total: 1440 screens. #Hindi link version.#Tamil link and #Telugu link versions will release on 18 Jan 2019... Release date of #English link version will be decided shortly... #TAPM link 1:58 PM - Jan 10, 2019 link
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Both the films make it clear from the word go as to which political party they cater to and make no secret of it. The fact that both 'Uri' and 'TAPM' have released ahead of 2019 elections, have made many label them as propaganda films.
'Uri: The Surgical Strike' is based on the surgical strikes 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.
DNA critic Harshada Rege gave 'Uri' a rating of 3 stars out of 5. "The film doesn’t give you a deeper insight than what has already been reported in the media about the covert operation, thereby making it an underwhelming watch.
The director fails to create the sort of emotional build-up that’s required for a war-drama. Therefore, your answer to ‘How’s the josh?’ isn’t a resounding ‘High’ even during the climax of the movie," she wrote in her link review.