Bollywood is not behind to none when it comes to taking credit for the work of others. And why not, if the Indian politicians can take the credit then why should Bollywood be far behind? So 'Uri' is on the way - a movie to be made by Ronnie Screwwala on the surgical strikes by the Indian army, that took place in September 2016.
Indian army retaliated when its jawans were killed in Kashmir. As a result, nearly 10 days after the Uri attack that claimed 18 jawans, India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, inflicting heavy casualties on terrorists and 'those protecting them' and indicating a change of stand on the rules of engagement on the disputed line of control.
In this operation, paratroopers from Special Forces were involved. Indian commandos entered three kilometers across the Line of Control to conduct these strikes. The strikes were carried out in Bhimber, Hotspring, Kel & Lipa sectors, on Pak's side of LoC.
This idea stuck the filmmakers on the event of the anniversary of this surgical strikes. Vicky Kaushal, an actor known for the award-winning film Masaan, shall play the leading role.
RSVP, Screwvala's creative movie company, made the announcement on Tuesday regarding this movie. "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," Screwvala said.
Bollywood movies portraying the heroics of the Indian armed forces have generally fared at the Box Office. Considering the media attention received by these surgical strikes, it would be fresh in the minds of the Indian public. As a result, this movie is expected to do pretty well financially as well as for the career of Vicky Kaushal.