Uri: The Surgical Strike is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language military action film. It is the directorial debut of Aditya Dhar who also wrote the film. It features Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina and Yami Gautam in lead roles. The film is a dramatised account of the retaliation to the 2016 Uri attack. It follows Major Vihaan Singh Shergill of the Indian Army, who plays a leading role in the events.
Uri was theatrically released on 11 January 2019, and grossed over ₹342 crore (US$53 million) worldwide. Based on domestic net collection, the film is at eleventh position in the list of Hindi films with highest domestic net collection. It won four National Film Awards, including Best Direction (Dhar) and Best Actor (Kaushal).
The film is divided into five chapters.
The first chapter opens up with an ambush in June 2015 on the convoy of the Indian Army troops in Chandel, Manipur by NSCN(K) militants. In retaliation, Major Vihaan Singh Shergill (Vicky Kaushal), a Para SF officer and his unit including his brother-in-law Major Karan Kashyap (Mohit Raina) infiltrate and attack the Northeastern militants and also kill its key leader responsible for the ambush. After a successful strike the Prime Minister of India (Rajit Kapur) congratulates him and the whole unit at a formal dinner. Vihaan requests an early retirement as he wants to be close with his mother who is suffering from Stage VI Alzheimer’s on which the Prime Minister offers him to a desk job at New Delhi near his mother instead of retirement to which he agrees.
Directed by Aditya Dhar
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala
Screenplay by Aditya Dhar
Starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari
Music by Shashwat Sachdev
Cinematography Mitesh Mirchandani
Edited by Shivkumar V. Panicker
Production RSVP Movies
Distributed by Gravitas Ventures
Release date 11 January 2019
Running time 138 minutes
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