Movie Review: Uri

While we usher in to the New Year, one expectations that full year will end up being better for Bollywood compared to the last. While 2018 was a tumultuous period for movies rather, 2019 looks even more promising. 2019 will open up with the launch of URI: THE SURGICAL Hit, a film predicated on true occasions of the Uri attack that shook the nation and the heroic revenge taken by the Indian Army by conducting surgical strikes across PoK. But will the film that features Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari and Mohit Raina entice the audience, is usually what we analyse.

URI: THE SURGICAL STRIKE is based on the true events of the surgical strike carried out by the Indian armed forces following the September 2016 Uri attacks, which was termed as one of the deadliest attacks on the Indian forces. The film opens depicting Indian soldiers becoming ambushed in Manipur, accompanied by retaliation simply by the potent forces upon terror bases over the India - Myanmar border in the North East. From there, the story follows Major Vihaan Shergill (Vicky Kaushal), who seeks retirement owing to his mother's ill health as she suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. In the meantime, Pakistani terrorist outfits carry out an attack at Uri Army Base camp in Kashmir. Vihaan’s childhood friend and brother-in- law Captain Karan Kashyap (Mohit Raina) along with some other fellow army mates are martyred in this attack. Following this, Vihaan is forced back by emotions to extract revenge by leading the strike force. Vihaan puts together a team to conduct the surgical strike under the guidance of PMO bigwig Govind Bhardwaj (Paresh Rawal) with special orders from PM (Rajit Kapur) himself. Special Agent Pallavi (Yami Gautam) helps Vihaan to detect the location of the launch pads and details of the target. And what follows is the execution of the surgical strikes across PoK.

Written and directed by Aditya Dhar, URI: THE SURGICAL STRIKE, like the Hollywood film, Zero Dark Thirty, is founded on a genuine life covert armed service operation. Though unlike the Hollywood counterpart, that was completely predicated on true occasions and offered as the revelation of what specifically happened during the procedure, URI: THE SURGICAL Hit is definitely fictionalised to a level. However , URI manages to grip audiences with a telling tale that entertains and inspires simultaneously. For an initial time feature film director, Aditya Dhar did well in keeping the on display screen proceedings restricted and crisp. Dhar provides managed to imbibe the essence of the film as an edge of the chair, gritty actions thriller that continues the audience gripped. As the first fifty percent of the film creates the premise and information the whole tale of the film, the second half is very focused on some of the strike and action sequences.

As far was the writing goes, while the first half is a balanced mix of story, drama, emotions along with action, the second half is absolutely dedicated to action. The inclusion of a dramatic or emotional track in the second half could have elevated the overall effect of the film, at the same time diverting the audience's attention and giving them a break from the nonstop action. But because the incident is founded on real life, Indian viewers have got that angst against what happened in Uri already, and therefore this flaw in the script gets protected up when the actions scenes showing strike on the terrorist start pads in Pakistan starts. Besides this in the next fifty percent of the film, one will believe that as an article writer, Aditya Dhar could possess paid more focus on the script, and researched with regards to what continued beyond the strike. The complete Garud drone concept seemed just a little convenient and gimmicky.

Discussing performances, Vicky Kaushal provides come quite a distance since his debut back 2012. With noteworthy performances in movies like Sanju, Raazi, and Masaan, Kaushal has gradually yet steadily developed an ardent fan pursuing. This time too Vicky doesn’t disappoint as his performance in URI is usually spot on. His mannerisms as an officer from the armed forces who is solely focussed on one goal are bang on. His bravado performance and rigorous training to get into the role reflects on screen. Yami Gautam as Pallavi/Jasmine is usually severely underutilized as a special agent. Similarly, Kirti Kulhari as Seerat Kaur too is definitely slotted in a minimalistic role. Paresh Rawal as Govind Bhardwaj, Mohit Raina as Major Karan Kashyap, Yogesh Soman as Ravinder Agnihotri, and Rajit Kapur as PM Narendra Modi have done well in their given roles. Though a particular mention must be designed for Raina who did an exceptional job! However, Paresh Rawal's personality is repeatedly proven breaking cell phones, the context and reason why is never proven unfortunately. In conditions of music (Shashwat Sachdev), there isn't much to expect. With five tracks which are situational just, one does not choose a chartbuster tune in that film. However , the backdrop Rating (Shashwat Sachdev) is performed well, and assists build the crescendo during climactic sequences. Actions sequences are extremely well choreographed and type the backbone of the film.

Cinematographer Mitesh Mirchandani will a good job, especially during the action sequences. The editing by Shivkumar Panicker is usually crisp and maintains the film pacy.

On the whole, URI: THE SURGICAL STRIKE has a thrilling and a gripping narrative which instills patriotism without getting jingoistic. At the box office, the film will mainly appeal to the multiplex audience.