URI: The Surgical Strike Review: A War Film To Be Proud Of , , , , , , ,

4.5 Urbanasian Rating

We are proud of the Indian Army and Aditya Dhar’s sincere tribute to the Indian Army.

URI: The Surgical Strike is based on true events of the Indian Army’s surgical strike on POK in reply to the terror attack on the Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri, near the LOC with a little cinematic liberty. The movie is divided into 5 chapters. In the 1st chapter we meet Vihaan Shergil (Vicky Kaushal) who leads his team against the terrorist in North East. After ending the battle which he didn’t start, he later settles for a desk job in Delhi so that he can look after his mother who is suffering from Alzheimer.

Next 3 Chapters are a build up to the surgical strike where Vihaan is motivated to be part of the task force as he lost his brother-in-law Karan played by Mohit Raina in Uri attack. He also meets Sirat Singh an Air Force pilot played by Kirti Kulhari and Intelligence agent played by Yami Gautam who are instrumental in successfully accomplishing the attack.

Aditya Dhar’s story will hit you in the right spots to wake the patriotism in you. He uses tools like even soldiers have family problems like commoners, soldiers also mourn when they lose their colleagues to dig your heart and make water ooze out of your eyes. Well, some of the melodrama sticks and some don’t and this where the movie has its cons in its script. The scenes where we are taken into combat is where we can notice the heart and soul put by Aditya and his team to make it feel as close to reality as possible. In URI we get a “planning for war” scene which is not a montage scene. It shows the type of investigation which goes behind before going on a mission. The use of drones in the film and also to shoot the film is commendable.

Technically the movie is sound. The background music in action sequences and on certain emotional scene lifts you to the crescendo. The camera work is fairly good especially one scene where Vicky Kaushal walks like a badass as the place behind him is blown to pieces. The dialogues are the USP of the film.

Vicky Kaushal’s performance is high on Josh but he also cleverly underplays some scene where it is necessary. Vicky with this performance has certainly turned heads if any were still left unturned. Yami Gautam plays her character with utmost sincerity. Kriti Kulhari is good like always. Paresh Rawal was as under-used as Sara Ali Khan in Simmba. Aditya, are you listening?

But overall the movie will make you feel patriotic and has all the feel of it.


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URI: The Surgical Strike
3 Stars