‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ was the film with which Indian cinema began its 2019 on a high. Based on the surgical strikes, the film had crossed all expected box office collections and had even won critical acclaim. But in IMDb’s recently released list of Top Indian Films of 2019, it has been pushed down to #2 rather than being on top.
The film to have pipped Uri in the IMDb ratings is none other than the Mammootty starrer Peranbu which is a Tamil feature by director Ram. Gully Boy came in at third, while Article 15 and Chhichhore were fourth and fifth respectively. IMDb founder Col Needham said about the same-
It’s wonderful to see such a diverse list of films resonating with IMDb fans this year, including the #3 customer-rated film ‘Gully Boy’, which is India’s official entry for the 92nd Academy Awards. I’m also delighted to see the Tamil title ‘Peranbu’ (#1) and the Malayalam film ‘Lucifer’ (#10) charting on our Top 10 list this year, once again demonstrating that IMDb customers worldwide are embracing dynamic titles in a variety of Indian languages.
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