URI chronicles the events of the surgical strike conducted by the Indian military against the suspected militants in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). It tells the story of the 11 tumultuous events over which the operation was carried out.
Uri: The Surgical Strike is a fitting tribute to the Indian Army.
On September 2016, terrorists attack an Air Force base in Uri and kill 19 Indian soldiers in their sleep. The government decides enough is enough and plans a surgical strike deep inside POK. Following the roguish terrorist attacks at Uri Army Base camp in Kashmir, India takes the fight to the enemy, in its most successful covert operation till date with one and only one objective of avenging their fallen heroes.
The film is based on the surgical strikes conducted in 2016 by the Indian Army, against militant launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). 35-50 terrorists were reportedly killed in the covert operation, in retaliation to the terrorist attack in Uri that killed 19 Indian soldiers. Subsequently, Pakistan denied the incident.
Uri: The Surgical Strike, starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, and Kirti Kulhari, is steadily moving towards Rs 50-crore mark.
Vicky Kaushal's sincere and effortless presence adds depth to this film.
War movies have always struggled to balance on the thin line between the terms patriotism and jingoism. Aditya Dhar, in his debut directorial URI – The Surgical Strike, has successfully delivered a film with the perfect blend of josh, action, and intent. Starring Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Rajit Kapur, and Mohit Raina, the movie is a great start of the Bollywood year 2019.
The film scores higher on the technical front than creative. The combat sequences, ambush, gunfire, fistfights, sniper shots are realistically shot. The camera tactfully follows the soldiers like a shadow. Sound effects are crucial to combat film storytelling, and this war drama uses it effectively for most parts. The sounds of weapons and bullets are captured well but some unnecessary sounds (loud whispers, noisy footsteps) beat the very purpose of a covert mission.
The filming of the scenes in the movie capturing the fights and struggles was done in Serbia. Vicky Kaushal and all the supporting cast trained at the Mumbai naval bases in Cuffe Parade and Navy Nagar, where Army Captains and Majors taught them slithering, use of arms and ammunition, and other drills used by the armed forces.
Paresh Rawal and his wife Swaroop Sampat appear in the same film together for the first time. But they don't share a scene. Also, Rakesh Bedi and Swaroop Sampat appear in the same film for the first time.