When the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes against Pakistani terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) on September 29, 2016, the entire world stood up and took notice.
The strikes were carried out in retaliation for the cowardly, ghastly attack on an Indian Army post in Uri sector on September 18, 2016, in Jammu and Kashmir.
A year later, filmmaker Ronnie Screwvala has announced a film titled URI that will highlight the exploits of the Indian Army. URI will see Vicky Kaushal in the lead and directed by Aditya Dhar and go on floors in early 2018 and release in September 2018.
Vicky Kaushal will essay the key role of commander-in-chief in URI. A visibly excited Vicky says, “When this film came to me and we had this discussion. I was really thrilled and kicked about it because this is one story that I feel that everyone needs to know. One of the fantastic army operations that the Indian army has conducted and with great efficiency. I also feel it is a great opportunity and also a responsibility for all of us to portray this story.”
Vicky will undergo paramilitary training for a month to get in shape for the movie.
On September 18, 2016, 19 soldiers were killed in an early morning attack by Pakistani terrorists at the 12 Infantry Brigade headquarters in Uri. In response, on September 29, Indian Army’s Special Forces carried out “surgical strikes” on terror launch pads inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Ronnie Screwala said, “Today we are a confident, aggressive and new age India – standing up for itself in every way and on the world stage. With this one single military action, we changed the fabric of our border politics forever and that became a watershed moment in our political history. But most importantly, URI is the incredible story of Indians coming together.”