It boggles my mind to see what extents of pain and sacrifice military men and women endure to protect their country and for all practical purposes earn their living. It’s unfortunate that they are not nearly as celebrated outside of their own circles as successful people in business, entertainment and other industries.
Just like Rustom and Raazi, Uri also has the charm of Military etiquette and decor. In this case though it is nestled among sheer courage and brute force. My favorite part of the movie is Vicky Kaushal’s impeccable acting. Watch out for the scene at his brother-in-law’s funeral where he is standing tall like an Army man is supposed to but without speaking a word he emotes a whole litany of feelings. Now that is art!
Vicky Kaushal doesn’t have the most typically attractive face but he sure is one of the most handsome and most skilled actors in Bollywood right now. TDH of Mills and Boones fame finds a meaning in him.
The movie is a great entertainer showing both the strategic and physical demands of an Army job and for the first time ever you see our Army men making use of modern technology – drones, infrared trackers, signal blockers, etc.
The climax is made using excellent videography putting the viewer in the middle of the surgical strike – as close as you and I will likely ever get to a heart-pumping situation like this.
The only ‘huh?’ moment was seeing a highly skilled Army Intelligence agent deployed as a surveillance nurse at the protagonists home for a while but then something had to be done to get the Bollywood romance going. (8/10)