Uri movie review: Retelling of the 2016 surgical strikes done to perfection

Written by Newsroom Staff January 11, 2019 13:35

New Delhi: The disclaimer at the start of Uri: The Surgical Strike closes with “a tribute to armed forces, and a new India.” It a slick war feature about a revenge mission that never appears to pose a challenge.

Watch the Uri trailer here:

Aditya Dhar’s film, based on actual events from 2016, opens with two setpieces in quick succession.An Indian army convoy is ambushed in Manipur; there’s a gunfight and a truck is blown up.

The performances are mostly solid Mohit Raina and the lovely Swaroop Sampat stand out. Vicky Kaushal appeals in the best possible way.

Uri The Surgical Strike has many exciting moments. Don’t be surprised if you hear whistles all around when Indian paratroopers blast terrorist camps inside Pakistan. There is no pretension in Uri The Surgical Strike. There are no grey areas.