Movie review - URI: The Surgical Strike

URI: The Surgical Strike was released worldwide on 11th January 2019, It has been directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP movies. Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, and Paresh Rawal are in the lead roles in this movie.

Movie review - URI: The Surgical Strike
URI: The Surgical Strike

URI: The Surgical Strike was released worldwide on 11th January 2019, It has been directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP movies. Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, and Paresh Rawal are in the lead roles in this movie. The official trailer of the film was released on 5th December 2018 and since then received an overwhelming response on social media. In the first week, the film earned ₹35.73 crores. It crosses ₹ 100 crores in just 8 days from its release and crosses ₹200 crores (US$ 28 million) in 15 days.  The film had collected ₹277.78 crores at the box office worldwide in only 25 days, thus breaking a box office record as earlier held by Bahubali 2 (Hindi).

The film's storyline is based on the surgical strike by the Indian Army conducted in 2016. It was conducted against the suspected militants in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. The Indian army killed 50 terrorists and along with that,19 Indian soldiers were also shot dead by the terrorists during this historical event. The film shows the events that led to Surgical Strike as seen by Major Vihaan Singh Shergill, whose role is being played by Vicky Kaushal. His sincere efforts and presence add depth to the film. The camera follows the soldiers just like their shadow which makes it more realistic.

On 28th September, Indian commandos left for the strike in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. During this, Major Vihaan Singh's helicopter was not allowed to cross the Line of Control as per the orders of Spies in Pakistan. But Vihaan didn't step back. He still went there by going on foot through a cave. The commandos successfully killed all the terrorists. On their way back, they were caught by Pakistan Air Force and were heavily rained by Gunfire. The team anyhow managed to get back. At the end of the film, Vihaan, Govind, Pallavi, and other commandos were seen having dinner with the Prime Minister.

One of the most trending dialogue, “How's the josh? High Sir!” went viral on the internet and had also been used by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman as well as by the Indian Cricket Team. The dialogue is from the film URI only, which had been used by Vicky Kaushal, performing the role of Major Vihaan Singh shows a feeling of patriotism among all his fellow soldiers.

The sounds of guns, weapons, and bullets in the film are captured pretty well. The film is based on true happenings and events, but in order to make it more interesting and eye-catching, a few creative liberties and dramatic attempts are also added in the movie. Our soldiers give their lives for our safe living. They sacrifice everything so that we people can live happily. The film shows a tribute to the Indian Army by putting a spotlight on their efforts and the passion of our soldiers. It’s Must watch a movie without a second thought.