A film about a soldier and fighting for his or her country, and leading a highly close-nit mission to erase terrorists is bound to have a heavy dose of patriotism. But at this point, URI movie creates a large difference.
Aditya Dhar’s movie, based on true events from the year 2016, opens with two set-pieces in quick succession. An Indian army convoy is ambushed in Manipur there’s a gun-war and a truck is blown up. After a while, we see Major Vihaan Shergill played by Vicky Kaushal lead an attack on a camp on the Indo-Myanmar border, where a large group of terrorists is gathered together. Dhar pulls up the striking images out of the mess a rocket scorching a path through dense foliage, Vihaan walking into the fire like some mythic hero. This is the sort of quick, abrasive, coherent action filmmaking that few Hindi films are interested in, let alone pull off, and it’s no surprise that the cinematographer is Mitesh Mirchandani, who worked wonders in Neerja.
The Uri: The surgical strike is brilliantly executed and taken – the shot that tracks Karan as he runs across the camp belongs in a Katherine Bigelow film. Yet, it also becomes increasingly clear that whenever the film away from the battlefield, it doesn’t have the same edge. Dhar’s writing is fine for military dialogue but falls short and flat in conversations which do not requires barked commands. Not a single characters have any meaning beyond their job. They are just playing their parts efficiently.
Vicky Kaushal has done an outstanding job. He was looking real and amazing transformation as Vihaan Shergill.
This movie will give you a feeling of doing something for the country and also a feeling of pride.
In my opinion, a must watch.