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Uri: The Surgical Strike Review

Drama Jan 11, 2019





Uri: The Surgical Strike Review & Rating

Uri Review: Vicky Kaushal's brilliant acting steals the show in this war drama film 

The Premise

Uri: The Surgical Strike is based on the Indian Army's bold mission after the Uri attack. It takes guts to make a film on an event which in itself was the most controversial one. Starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Kriti Kulhari, and others, the film is high on emotions, drama, dialogues and action. Vicky Kaushal prepped hard for the role and his strict body language in the film says it all. One of the best elements of the film is the supporting cast. Uri is as much as their film as it is Vicky's. The movie is also being compared to the Hollywood film Zero Dark Thirty (2012), based on the similar lines of a surprise attack. Let's read the detailed review of Uri, and see if it is worth watching on the big screen or not. 

Uri: The Surgical Strike's story

Uri: The Surgical Strike is a story of Indian Army's surgical strikes on the launch pads at the Line Of Control. The attack event which happened in 2016 was one of the most controversial one in the history of India. A story which was much needed to be shown on screen to honour those fallen soldiers who bravely sacrificed their lives for their motherland. 

The film is divided into four chapters which with their significant background stories leads to the surgical strike conducted by the Indian army. When the nation is in crisis after Pakistan's attack on an Indian Army infantry, Major Vihaan Singh Shergill is called back to lead the most audacious yet secretive mission of Indian Army. A team of soldiers is formed to counter back the attack on the terrorists. 

Lead performances and supporting cast

Vicky Kaushal just keeps getting better and better with every movie, and we as an audience can never get enough of him! It will be true to say that among all the other powerful characters in the movie, Vicky was cast aptly for his role, and the dedication he put into this role surely showed off on screen. To the intensity with which Vicky portrayed the role of Major Vihan Shergill is commendable. 

Yami Gautam delivers some powerful dialogues, but to take her acting or dialogues seriously makes it hard sometimes. Some other actresses, even Kriti Kulhari could have pulled off the role easily with seriousness. But still, Yami stunned everyone with her charm, like always! Kriti Kulhari who is one of the most underrated actors of Bollywood. 
And Paresh Rawal impressed us with his genius acting yet again. Television actor Mohit Raina makes an impressive debut with the film. He made his presence equally remarkable as other actors! He surely did justice to his role and came off strong onscreen.

Direction, screenplay, and dialogues

Filmmaker Aditya Dhar made his Bollywood debut with Uri and his attempt on recreating a historical event should be lone respected and appreciated. Aditya wrote the script just like a history book which has chapters in it to understand the movie better. 

Few scenes will surely give you major goosebumps and will evoke some serious patriotism. A particular scene where Vicky's character has to mourn the loss of a soldier, but as per his character in the film, he maintains a dignified silence, is just beyond outstanding.

As witnessed in the trailer of the film, the dialogue 'Yeh Naya Hindustan..' is probably the best in the whole movie and it immediately evokes the sense to hold to on to this epic war drama film. 

In every Bollywood action film, there is obvious hand-to-hand combat between the protagonist and antagonist, which at most of the times feels unnecessary. Same happens in Uri. At a point, the Indian Army soldiers leave their weapons and start throwing punches and kicks which feels irrelevant to the story. 


The movie is high on emotions and patriotism. Vicky Kaushal's solid performance makes it a one-time watch. If you have a knack about Bollywood films like Border (1997) and LOC Kargil (2003), then you much watch Uri: The Surgical Strike.


  • Vicky Kaushal's brilliant performance
  • High-intensity dialogues
  • Relive the real-life incidents


  • Emotional drama embedded in the serious film
  • Poor screenplay at times
  • A bit lengthy and time-stretched movie.

Pycker Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Uri: The Surgical Strike Critic Reviews

Uri: The Surgical Strike User Reviews

  • Nishant

    14 Jan 19 @ 2:23 PM

    #URI Is a Masterpiece..

    Vicky Kaushal  is Wow😘😍

    Paresh Rawal , Yami Gautam  and Other  Stars  performance is also awesome..

    Every Indian Should Watch This Movie.👌👌👏👏

  • Ahmad Vali

    30 Jan 19 @ 8:34 PM

Uri: The Surgical Strike Live Updates & Public Talk

Ever since the popularity of Vicky Kaushal rose, viewers were keen to see him again on screen! And when the first look poster of Uri went out, the excitement of the audience went sky high. Based on real-life accounts of the Indian Army's surgical strike at the Line Of control, Uri is one of the patriotic films we must not miss! Now that Uri is in the theatres, the audience is looking every bit of it. As per the reviews coming in, Vicky is the lone warrior in making this film a must watch.

The movie is receiving rave responses, especially Vicky Kaushal's performances. Social media is flooding with positive reviews of the film and celebs too are loving the film and are expressing their views via their Twitter handle. Despite having unnecessary drama in between, the film is continuing to impress the audience overall. Viewers are calling the film to have a rollercoaster of emotions with motivation, respect, proudness, numbness and everything in it.

The audience is it calling so intriguing and gripping that it will not let you blink your eyes even a bit. The way Aditya Dhar has explained the film in chapters is the best to way to make people understand the film better. Few scenes will leave you on the edge of the seat. Cast performance, direction and VFX in the film are heaping praises. Aditya is having a great response in his debut film. Way to go in presenting such powerful story with such boldness.


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