Uri: The Surgical Strike is a 2019 Hindi movie that a buddy of mine recommended I check out. The movie is based on the horrific true events of the 2016 terrorist attack in Uri. Of course, the movie dramatizes things a great deal, but it was a very interesting and brutal watch that I highly recommend if you are looking for something different from what Hollywood puts out.
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The Movie Review
I will admit that apart from what I remember on the news, this terrorist attack is one that I did not have a huge memory of. The basics of the movie are that a terrorist organization has launched a brutal attack and the movie tells the story of the Indian military and their surgical strike to combat the terrorists.
I am not exactly what you would call an Indian movie buff, but there are some great performances here from some very talented actors. The main character in the movie is Major Vihan Singh Shergill who is played by Vicky Kaushal who truly does a phenomenal job in this role and feels so real.
The movie is presented in a very interesting way. It is split into five distinctive chapters that each follow the events of what happened with the terrorist attack and the Indian military’s response. It is done very, very well and the movie has a realistic vibe to the whole thing that I really did enjoy as I was watching it.
This is 100 percent a war movie and what I liked about it was that there was no fluff at all. It is 100 percent about the Indian military and how they dealt with this terrorist attack. There is no forced romance thing here or any kind of character development that has nothing to do with the main plot. It keeps the movie very focused and I liked this.
As someone who is very ignorant of the Indian military, I found the whole movie a very fascinating watch. I have heard some people say that the movie is very “nationalistic” however, I did not think it was too much on the nose and they handled it pretty well.
The special effects in the movie are done quite well. I would not say you are getting the Hollywood level of effects you would expect in a war movie like 1917, but the effects are still very well done. The sound design is awesome, I had my surround sound cranked up while watching this and it did add to the overall enjoyment of the movie.
If you enjoy war movies and want something a bit different than the usual Hollywood take on war, check this out. I found Uri: The Surgical Strike to be a fantastic watch that kept me interested all the way through it. While I cannot speak for how historically accurate the whole thing is, I can say that it is a very interesting take on war and how the Indian military deal with it.