While Aditya Dhar’s Vicky Kaushal-Yami Gautam-Mohit Raina starrer Uri: The Surgical Strikes has already gained a set of fans for the very impressive posters, teasers and trailers. However, the film that is all set to release on January 11, will be faced with yet another film with the Indo-Pak rivalry as its backdrop- actor Shoaib Ibrahim’s Bollywood debut Battalion 609. Uri: The Surgical Strike New Promo Has Vicky Kaushal Killing Terrorists with Underwater Sniper Skills; Watch Video
In a report in Mid-Day, both the films with the backdrop of the 2016 Surgical Strikes, will clash at the box office on January 11. However, when we saw both trailers of both the films, there seemed no comparison. While Shoaib’s film is all about how jawans of the Indian and Pakistani Army agree to play a match to regain control of Indian soil that has been usurped by Pakistani forces, the Vicky Kaushal film seems more about how the Indian Army executed the Surgical Strikes. Uri Song Challa Main Lad Jaana Song: Vicky Kaushal Preps Himself To Attack The Enemy Camps in This Chest-Thumping Track; Watch Video
And voicing our opinion, Shoaib told the tabloid, “The subject may be the same, but the films are different. Even though our project has the attacks as the backdrop, it has drama, action and romance. From what I have seen of [Uri: The Surgical Strikes] it is a reality drama." Shoaib also revealed that the makers of his film have taken more ‘creative liberty’ when showcasing a cricket match between the jawans of India and Pakistan.
Uri: The Surgical Strike is based on the 2016 Indian Army's surgical strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan in retaliation for the terror attack on an Army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir. The movie also stars Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal in important roles.