Uri: The Surgical Strike movie review: Sit tight and witness the Indian Army's great JOSH!


Debutant Aditya Dhar’s directed movie Uri: The Surgical Strike shows the commendable acting skills of Vicky Kaushal from the start to the end. Raazi actor has been seen making an impact over the audience from quite a lot of his movies that he has done previously and similar skills can be glimpsed in his upcoming movie. Moreover, the debutant actor Mohit Raina has also led the audience awestruck with his first ever Bollywood movie.

For those unaware of the fact, the 2016 surgical strike was conducted by the Indian army 10 days after the terrorist attack on the Indian army. 19 soldiers lost their lives while more than 80 of them were injured in the attacks. Uri is an onscreen depiction of the same attacks that took place in the year 2016.

The director of the movie speaks of the story in four chapters like a historical novel, all of them, leading to surgical strikes that were conducted by the Indian army. Vicky Kaushal who is the lead actor of the movie plays the significant role of Major Vivaan Singh Shergill who led the soldiers back then. The actor is further supported by Major Karan Kashyap played by TV actor Mohit Raina in the movie.

The movie begins with terrifying attacks on the Indian Army that further becomes the reason for the hatred and fury among the Indian soldiers. As we all have always known the helpless situation of the soldiers in the army because of no action being taken by the government, the movie in the first half depicts the same helplessness of the soldiers. The first hour of the movie deals with the emotional feelings of the soldiers that they tend to go through while being in the situation. Not only are the actors onscreen emotional but also the audience. There comes a scene where a small girl pays tribute to her martyred father shouting his battalion slogan and that just leaves your heart sobbing.

The second half of the movie finally shapes up the script furthermore by introducing the audience to the plan of action, the surgical strike. Bigger political personalities like Prime Minister Narendra Singh Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Manohar Parikar are not of much importance while the mastermind behind the surgical strike is played by Paresh Rawal who is the National Security Advisor in the movie.

Yami, who was seen attending all the promotional events for the movie does not have much to do playing the role of Intelligence Officer.  Also, it seems like the role could not suit the actress as there comes a scene where the actress says “Zyada naatak kiya na toh tere akhrot tere mooh se bahar nikaal dungi.” Not really suiting her personality. Kirti Kulhari, however, has again proved her skills by playing Indian Air Force Officer, Seemat Kaur.

As the movie moves toward its end, the audience can see a lot of movement from the government and soldiers which certainly evoke patriotism among the viewers. Though, the movie is less of facts and more of fiction as, director and writer, have not taken the pain of collecting facts as required by the script. Overall, the movie is worth the watch with laudable acting from Mohit Raina and Vicky Kaushal.

According to us, we award the movie 6.5 stars out of 10 for Vicky Kaushal's starrer movie.

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