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URI Trailer Review : India’s Surgical Strikes Come To Life

Quite recently the  ever-evolving Vicky Kaushal was seen in a film Raazi where the Pakistani military  officers  were shown to be such angels of  mercy we all felt guilty  for portraying them as villains  in our films.

 Uri The Surgical Strikes , a jolting reminder  of  India’s surgical strikes against Pakistan in 2016 doesn’t mince word nor does it hedge around the  problem pretending that  the tensions between the two countries  forever threatening escalate into an open war , don’t exist.It acknowledges and identifies the beast. Then kills it.

Yuri, the  film on the surgical strike  that shook the world, is the  first attempt  to  look at Indo-Pak relations  in  the light of  the  hostility that exists at  the border.  The trailer  shows us a   dark brooding intense  world governed by a borderline ferocity  which  precludes the artificial sweetness that  is  injected into films about the two  countries.

As  shown in the trailer,Indian soldiers are hurt angry and in  retaliatory  mood, none more so than Vicky Kaushal who swears  vengeance for the Uri strike. Paresh  Rawal playing some kind of a defence minister  says, “This is the new Hindustan. It will hit back and hit back in the enemy’s frontyard.”

The trailer exhales a raw charred smoky energy.  Here  you won’t get  the symmetrically arranged rows and  rows of soldiers  in  nicely starched  fatigues singing syrupy songs  of  desh bhakti. There  is work to be done, soldiers’ lives  to be  saved, and those who have been martyred must have their deaths avenged. There are bereaved families waiting for justice.

Uri is  a  film that means  business.  And  not once in the trailer did I see anyone taking a breather  to  hoist the  Indian  flag.

Gosh, this is not what  we’ve been made to think  war films to be. I don’t see Uri The Surgical Strikes releasing in our neighboring country.  Unless  a certain Sidhu intervenes.

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