Uri: The surgical strike,
War movies have always struggled to balance on the thin line between the terms patriotism and jingoism. Uri: The surgical strike is Aditya Dhar’s directorial debut and we can say that he has successfully delivered a film with the perfect blend of action, josh and intent. Starring the 2018’s favorite kid Vicky Kaushal, Partesh Rawal, Rajit Kaur, Yami Gautam and Mohit Raina, the movie is a great start of the Bollywood year 2019.
What is Uri: The surgical strike all about:
The movie revolves around Major Vihaan Shergill character donned by Vicky Kaushal who is a master of attack strategies and has just executed a successful mission. He has decided to take early retirement because of his mother who is suffering from stage six Alzheimer’s. Instead of retirement, he is offered a desk job by the Prime Minister and he takes it. While in Delhi, Pakistani terrorists execute an attack at the URI military camp. The loss makes Vihaan go back to the borders, to plan and execute a surgical strike. The movie is divided into five chapters and takes you through the journey of the Indian Army and NSA – how they execute the answer to what was reported as ‘the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades.’
The reviews from the viewers:
The film features key moments which invoke feelings of nationalism in the audience. In particular, the scene which stars a now orphaned daughter giving out a war cry as she weeps at her late father’s funeral, is something every viewer is definitely taking home with them. URI highlights an excellently directed cinematography, giving audiences a feeling of presence within the movie’s warzone, through well recorded and closely trailed shots of each character. These two factors combined make URI a roller coaster of emotions that is guaranteed to keep audience on the edge of their seat, from minute one…right to the end credits.
- Junaid Samir Ali
The story of the movie is a winner itself. Based on true events, URI is based on the 2016 Indian army’s surgical strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan in retaliation for the terror attack on an Army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir. It is a brilliantly executed tribute to the Indian Armed Forces. The movie hits the bull’s eye when it comes to the cast and performances. Leaving no stone unturned Vicky Kaushal is a real treat for all the viewer. I am sure his hard-core militant avatar will definitely make every heart skip a beat. His character is powerful, courageous and fearless. Kaushal’s daring stunt as Major Vihaan Shergill, a well-built jawaan will keep you engaged till the last minute. The movie will help you to understand that behind a successful mission, there are many brains. Starting from the sacrifices Indian army makes to civilians who are patriotic, the film is a big salute to each and every one. The superbly talented Paresh Rawal stands out in a stellar performance. It is a treat to watch him. Overall, it’s a complete entertainer.
- Anamika Pandey
Uri: The Surgical Strike is a story of courage told with utmost honesty. Vicky Kaushal’s disciplined performance and the way of balancing tensions, thrills make this a movie you don’t want to miss. The at par realistic approach to the action sequences along with adding thrills to them, how subtly Vicky Kaushal underplays himself and the energy pumping background score is something I loved the most.
- Sumita Kumar