• Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    The movie on the whole keeps you watching despite some clunky passages. It’s always good to have movies in which the soldiers look real, even if the action is buoyed by such dialogues as ‘unhe Kashmir chaihye, humein unka sar’.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen
    Hindustan Times


    Vicky Kaushal leads an efficient but unimpressive attack. They may well have titled this film based on 2016 Surgical Strikes the Call Of Desi Duty.

  • Anupama Chopra
    Anupama Chopra
    Film Companion


    An Unabashed Love Letter To The Indian Army…The dance between a realistic terrorist drama and rousing action thriller proves to be too much

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats


    Uri The Surgical Strike has many exciting moments. Don’t be surprised if you hear whistles all around when Indian paratroopers blast terrorist camps inside Pakistan

  • Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle Team
    Deccan Chronicle


    URI is edge-of-your-seat ride through recent history featuring Vicky Kaushal’s competent performance at its centre.

  • Movies, their motives and time of release make me wonder if we’ll ever be able to see India as India and not a reflection of its governments

  • Vicky Kaushal plays a steady hand and delivers the goods to an extent that, at times, seems wasted on it

  • Renuka Vyavahare
    Renuka Vyavahare
    Times Of India


    The soldiers give up their today for our tomorrow and no words can signify or repay the sacrifices they make for our country. Uri puts a spotlight on the thankless job they do with passion in their hearts and fire in their bellies. The film is a fitting tribute to the Indian Army conceptually but cinematically, it’s not a film without flaws.

  • His slick war film draws a leaf out of Kathryn Bigelow’s gritty movies. “Uri: The Surgical Strike” is shorn of heavy background music, has smart action sequences and the requisite fist-pumping dialogue that are the hallmark of this genre. But try as it might, it also cannot avoid the Bollywood tropes that weigh it down.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    DNA India


    Watch it for Vicky’s honest performance and to get a closer look at what happened on the night of the surgical strike.

  • Uri: The Surgical Strike, the first of the many political films to follow this year, has set the tone of the 2019 elections.

  • …a story of courage told with utmost honesty. Vicky Kaushal’s disciplined performance and the way of balancing tensions, thrills make this a movie you don’t want to miss.

  • …has a thrilling and a gripping narrative which instills patriotism without getting jingoistic. At the box office, the film will mainly appeal to the multiplex audience.

  • No better actor to lead this charge than the fully fired-up Vicky Kaushal menacingly calm as a military mind – inspiring his peers, with an infectious energy that is impossible to resist

  • What Dhar squanders on the screenplay, he makes up for in the details. Stefan Richter’s carefully designed and executed action scenes, Sashwat Sachdev’s thunderous background score, sound mix, sound design and special effects simulate authenticity. As far as war dramas go, Uri: The Surgical Strike is a confidently made film that comes out guns blazing. And when the guns are not blazing, Kaushal certainly is.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    It’s shot well, and despite being a patriotic revenge drama it remains soulless.

  • The edge-of-the-seat suspense will keep the audience hooked till the very end and the power-packed performances make for a good watch.

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    If you loved watching movies like Border and L.O.C: Kargil, Uri: The Surgical Attack is a film for you. It will make you laugh and cry, and you’ll walk out of the theatre feeling proud of the soldiers, both on and off the screen.

  • IANS


    Uri is a work of many achievements. But to me, a film about national pride without a single shot of the Indian flag is the biggest miracle since the invention of the motionpicture camera. This is a glorious beginning to 2019. And if patriotism is the flavour of the year, bring it on, provided it’s not about Paki-bashing. Just getting even.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    The most interesting is the portrayal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Rajit Kapoor) as a benevolent, caring and concerned patriarch who patronisingly pats Vihaan for being achcha beta (good son). He is as much concerned about his ill mom as he is about Bharat Mata, stays up late till the operation meets a successful end and then celebrates with the team. Surprise surprise he also seems to listen, talk, discuss and communicate and not just through Mann Ki Baat.

  • Produced by Ronnie Secrewvala, this war-drama flings acceptable reasons to watch it -from star performances to the action sequences. A few people in the bunch of movie-goers will give a thumbs up to the film for its honest making!

  • Madhuri


    Keeping all the debatable aspects aside, Uri manages to make your heart swell with pride for the armed forces who are always ready to sacrifice their lives for the nation.

  • Director Aditya Dhar manages to launch a striking attack in his debut. Armed with the sturdy Vicky Kaushal, he unveils gun battles, one after another. And you can’t help but marvel at the precision with which the sound design and lights enhance the warfare.  No drama. No dialogues. Just the bullets peppering our screens and our emotions.

  • The 138-minute Uri leaves no room for debate. The build-up to the military strikes are accompanied by swelling background music. All characters are suitably grim and ruthless, preparing to “invade the enemy in his home and kill him there”. The action sequences have a brutality and realism that has rarely been seen in Hindi cinema. The film is stacked with bold flourishes – the title appears on the screen only 30-odd minutes in – and Aditya Dhar directs with a confidence that belies his experience.