The first alleged propaganda movie of 2019 is here. Uri The Surgical Strike is based on India:s counter-attack on Pakistan's terrorists outposts across the border after the terrorists attacked our army post in Uri in 2016. Directed by Aditya Dhar, Uri has Vicky Kaushal in the lead, while Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari and Mohit Raina. We have gotten the opportunity to watch Uri at a special screening and here's what we think of the first half - Uri Song Challa Main Lad Jaana Song: Vicky Kaushal Preps Himself To Attack The Enemy Camps in This Chest-Thumping Track - Watch Video
"Major Vihaan Singh leaves active army operations to settle for a desk job in New Delhi, after his mother is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. That was before the Uri attack happened in 2016, when 4 terrorists infiltrated an army post in Uri, Kashmir. 19 Indian soldiers are killed in the firing, one of them being Vihaan's kin. In retaliation, the Indian defence plans a surgical strike against the terrorist outposts in Kashmir and an aggrieved Vihaan offers to lead a team there. Uri: The Surgical Strike New Promo Has Vicky Kaushal Killing Terrorists with Underwater Sniper Skills - Watch Video.
The first half enjoys an engaging narrative, though the political influences cannot be missed. Uri works when the focus is on the military action. The family affairs of the hero feel more like an attempt to make Vihaan a protagonist with a personal anger. There is also Vicky Kaushal who is really good. The interval point arrives when Vihaan is ready to train his squad in Uddhampur. From here, we have to determine what was real and what's not.