On 18th September 2016, the world woke up to what was left of an Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri after it was attacked by militants. It was reported as “the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades”. However, on 29th September, India struck back with precision and Aditya Dhar’s ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ is all about how it went down.
‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ stars Vicky Kaushal as the leader of the Indian Army force that crossed the Indian Line of Control to take down dozens of militants. It also stars Yami Gautam as an interrogation officer and Paresh Rawal as NSA Ajit Doval.
The trailer opens with the attack on the Indian army base and slowly builds up the narrative (and the retaliation team) towards the eventual surgical strike. Vicky Kaushal, as always, exudes every aspect of an Indian soldier. We also get to see glimpses of Kirti Kulhari and Mohit Raina. However, the head-turner is Yami Gautam, who’s known for playing soft, dreamy characters, as a tough-as-nails official interrogating the akhrots out of a captured militant/informer.
You can watch the trailer here:
Good Indian war movies are hard to come by. Some of the ones that easily come to our minds are J.P. Dutta’s classics and ‘Lakshya’. Hopefully, ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’s patriotic core, heart-felt performances and gritty action sequences will make it an outstanding entry into that roster. So, are you excited to open your movie-marathon for 2019 alongside Vicky Kaushal?