One of the biggest surprise hits of Bollywood ever, Uri: The Surgical Strike was a rage across the country upon its release in January. Featuring Vicky Kaushal in lead, the movie was running successfully in theatres for more than a month. Backed by the powerful content and theme of patriotism, it dictated the heroic tale of Indian army.
It is now learnt that on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas (26th July), Uri: The Surgical Strike to return in theatres.
Confirming about the re-release, producer Ronnie Screwvala said, “The idea of making the film was to instil a sense of pride in the hearts of every Indian and to highlight the incredible service of the armed forces for our nation. I’m honoured to be a part of this initiative wherein Uri will be showcased across 500 theatres in the state on Kargil Vijay Diwas,” reports Mumbai Mirror.
The movie depicts the Indian Army’s retaliation (Surgical strikes) of the attack made by Pakistan based terrorist organisation on an army base near Uri, in September 2016.
Directed by Aditya Dhar, Uri: The Surgical Strike released on 11th January 2019.
While “How’s the josh?” from the film “Uri: The Surgical Strike” remains etched in the minds of Hindi movie lovers, the film’s director Aditya Dhar says that at one point during the shoot, he was about to change the line following a suggestion from actor Vicky Kaushal.
Recalling the incident, Dhar said: “We first shot the line ‘How’s the josh?’ during the Myanmar sequence. Two minutes before the camera rolled, Vicky came to me and asked me to change the line because he thought somewhere the ‘feel’ was not coming. I tried to explain that to motivate their team, army commanders talk like that, so let’s give it a try.”