The Indian film industry over the years has evolved from being a mere source of entertainment to producing films that educate and inspire millions of people. Films based on real-life events and adapted from the lives of changemakers in the society are indeed making waves.
And the movie starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Mohit Raina, ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ was one such masterpiece that inspired a young fan to join the Indian Navy.
Immensely motivated by the movie, the fan wrote a heartfelt note to Vicky Kaushal sharing the good news.
“Hello Sir. Don’t know if you remember me but just wanted to share some good news! I’m going to join the Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala, Kerala through (10+2) BTech entry scheme. The training commences from the 15th of this month for 4 years and after that, I’ll be commissioned in the Indian Navy as an officer.
Sir, your movie in its essence has immensely motivated me to join the forces and I can only imagine so many other people like me who got similarly motivated. Thank you for making such a masterpiece for it will remain forever in our mind and spirit. Wanted to share this news with you before I started this journey as I truly felt inspired since the time I have watched Uri.”
Directed by Aditya Dhar, the movie is based on the Uri attack in Kashmir in 2016. It shows how Major Vihaan Singh Shergill of the Indian Army leads a covert operation against a group of militants who attacked a base in Uri, Kashmir, in 2016, killing many soldiers.
The movie was well accepted by the audiences and crossed the ₹200 crore mark within a few days of its release.
The actor was gracious enough to acknowledge the fan’s text and wish him good luck for the future.
“This is what makes all our efforts worth it. Wish you the best buddy, Jai Hind,” he wrote.
We are glad that a movie like this inspired the millennials to serve their country. Hope his ‘josh’ is always high.
Great going, buddy.
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