Uri: The Surgical Strike Movie Review: Vicky Kaushal makes this film worth the watch
Uri: The Surgical Strike Movie Review: Vicky Kaushal's film Uri: The Surgical Strike is a one time watch though the screenplay could have been crisp.
The second half more or less covers the preparations and the situations leading up to the surgical strike. there are portions where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar were reduced to being mere caricatures while the mastermind behind the entire operation is shown to be Paresh Rawal who plays the National Security Advisor. Rawal as always has justified his part while Yami who played the Intelligence officer has very little to do. Kirti Kulhari plays the Indian Air Force officer, Seemat Kaur, who plays a key role in the entire operation but the whole sequence of choosing the best team for the purpose somehow doesn't connect and seems to be driven more by emotions than logic.
Coming to the second half, Vicky elevates and how during the last 20-25 minutes. These last few minutes sees a lot of movement from the Government, Intelligence as well as the level of execution by the team led by Vivaan (Vicky). Those sequences finally managed to evoke some patriotic feelings within me. The cinematography is raw and top notch during the last few scenes. The footwork of the jawans are shot well and makes you sit on the edge for what's to come. However, the screenplay has been a major drawback, it doesn't hold you in its entirety and has its highs and lows. Director Aditya Dhar should have probably invested a little more time studying the body language and technicalities of the military operations given that the movie essentially is based on Indian Army.
The 2016 Surgical Strike has been a big accomplishment for the Indian Government; The Surgical strike has been controversial and politicised too with the leader of the opposition Mr Rahul Gandhi even questioning the Indian Army and the whole basis of the operation; The Surgical Strike has been one of the most talked about events between Indian and Pakistan in recent times by not only the Indian Media but also the International news media; The Surgical Strike has been wrapped under classified files for 2 years with no details revealed to the Indian citizens. These are reasons enough for you to go and watch the film at least once.
Our verdict: Uri: The Surgical Strike is a one time watch.