Vicky Kaushal, for the first time, is seen in an all-out action avatar in URI and both the trailer of URI and the song released recently have crossed 20 million views each on YouTube. When the trailer was released, Bollywood celebrities like Alia Bhatt, Aanand L Rai, Anupam Kher, Rakul Preet and Mohit Suri among others gave a thumbs up to the trailer.
The two-and-half-minute trailer begins with a scene where it features how 19 unarmed Indian soldiers were martyred at the Uri Base Camp in Kashmir in the early hours of September 18, 2016. The attack was also called as ‘the deadliest attack in two decades’. The trailer also features veteran actor Paresh Rawal, who is playing the role of National Security Advisor of India, Ajit Doval.
Giving an insight into the Indian Army's surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC), URI traces one of the most significant events of the history of the Indian Army. On September 18, 2016, 19 Indian soldiers were killed in an early morning attack by Pakistani terrorists at the 12 Infantry Brigade headquarters in Uri. In response, on September 29, the Indian Army's Special Forces carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC.
Directed by Aditya Dhar, URI is one of the first Bollywood films to release on January 19, 2019.