Release Date: January 11, 2019
Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Kirti Kulhari, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, Swaroop Sampat, Akashdeep Arora, Anil George, Manish Chaudhary
Director: Aditya Dhar
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes
Uri salutes the country’s resolve to take on enemies head-on and take the fight in their own territory. The surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army have been in the news lately, and it definitely makes for an interesting movie. Uri sends the message that India will not be intimidated by anyone and will do everything that is necessary to protect its border and its people.
Uri is based on real events that occurred in 2016, when the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes to eliminate terrorists operating their camps just outside the Indian border. The surgical strikes were meant to avenge the terrorist attack in Uri in which 19 Indian Army soldiers lost their lives. The surgical strikes were hugely successful, as the Indian Army was able to eliminate 35-50 terrorists.
The story is told from the perspective of Major Vihaan Singh Shergill (Vicky Kaushal), who participated in the surgical strikes. The story also describes the events that prompted the Indian Army to carry out the surgical strikes. The movie provides detailed account of how the Indian Army commandoes were able to cross over to the other side and eliminate the terrorists. The fine details make the movie quite interesting, even when one already knows what’s going to happen in the end. The action sequences have also been shot in a realistic manner, which lends credibility to the unfolding events.
Talking about the actors, this is another notable performance from Vicky Kaushal. Other actors such as Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, Yami Gautam, and Kirti Kulhari have also delivered good performances.
Videos of surgical strike have already been released by the Indian Army. But if you want to know the full story, your best option would be to watch Uri.