URI Review Cast & Crew:
Release Date11 Jan 2019
Star CastVicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari
and Mohit Raina
Publicity DesignsMarching Ants Trigger Happy
Music DirectorShashwat Sachdev
Production DesignersAditya Kanwar
Uri: The Surgical Strike is an upcoming 2019 Indian action film written and directed by Aditya Dhar. It stars Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari and Mohit Raina in the lead roles. It is based on the 2016 Uri attack which took place on 18 September 2016, near the town of Uri in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on 11 January 2019.
Verdict : Great start for the year.
The Vicky Kaushal starrer is a film which hits all the right notes with music, drama, action, and the casting. The War film is endless on energy and emotions.
Directed by Aditya Dhar, URI The surgical strike is an account of all the events surrounding the URI attack by Pakistan and India's surgical strike across the border. The film begins a year before in June 2015, Manipur as Chapter 1. After a group of terrorist attack buses of Indian Army, Major Vihan Singh Shergill aka Vicky Kaushal leads a covert operation to eradicate all the terrorists in the area. He succeeds the mission and returns with no casualties in his team.
The film's cinematography is grim and glum matching the grey tone of the film and its story. The screenplay stays true to the characters and their fitting roles. There are a few out of character punchlines but cast never fails you.
Vicky Kaushal is apt for the Major Vihan Singh Shergill's character. Unlike his previous film character, he here is the strategic and focused man on whose shoulder India's safety rests. The film also stars, Yami Gautam as an intelligence agent, who may be a bad nurse but is a damn good agent (self-proclaimed). Paresh Rawal is seen as Govind, country National Security Advisor. Even though off the fields, he leads the surgical strike from office, he has a strong presence on the screen. As though he is a soldier fighting for the country.
The story structure has been divided into parts, called Chapters. An hour into the film, makers finally introduce the title on a black screen as URI. The unusual story structure, strong background score, occasional and comic relief fits so well into the direction of the film that no moment is missed. The film lacks usual gimmicks like so motion and dramatizing the action which makes it as close to real as possible. The story takes many liberties with dramatic moments adding flare to the characters on screen.
URI is exciting from the get-go and keeps up to the end.