Aditya Dhar’s Uri: The Surgical Strike is a perfect family watch for this weekend. The film is all set to steal your hearts with a gritty and nerve-wracking storyline.

URI is based on the 2016 surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army in retaliation to a terror attack in Kashmir. The trailer, teaser, posters, and short videos and even the song manifest Vicky Kaushal’s journey of creating a whole team to conduct the surgical attack.

Below are the reasons why you should head to the theatres for this flick:


In the year 2018, we saw the change in Bollywood’s movies as the audience is more into content-driven films. Continuing to impress the cinemagoers and the audiences, Ronnie Screwvala’s next outing URI – The Surgical Strike which released on 11 January is the first content film of 2019.

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True events—Time to brush up your history

Based on true events, Uri 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. Bringing to the big screen one of the significant and biggest events in the history of Indian Army, Aditya Dhar’s directorial depicts the true event which took place on a certain night in 2016.

Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal has done various other roles but for the first time, he will be seen performing hardcore action on the big screen. Some of the daring stunts are done by him in the film will definitely give you goosebumps. He Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawalis intense, aggressive and everything that you would want in a military man.

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Mohit Raina’s debut

Television actor Mohit Raina popularly known as the ‘Mahadev’ across the country made his Bollywood debut as captain Karan Kashyap. Being a Kashmiri and hailing from Jammu, Mohit feels strongly for the country and how our armed forces deal with the issues of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. The actor was emotionally moved when he heard the script and the realities of 2016 surgical strikes. He decided to take up this role as there couldn’t have been a better.

War experience

Hindi movies that have been made on the war theme before have served us an emotional narrative but this is a hardcore military movie that talks about what happens inside the war room and the behind-the-scenes decisions, which is generally not shown on screen.

Vicky Kaushal’s film also brings back the terror of the 2016 surgical strike in the most candid and original way. There is no extra emotional baggage, no love plot.

The film is produced by RSVP movies and directed by Aditya Dhar. The film has Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles. URI is not only one of the most anticipated but also the first Bollywood film to release this year.