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'We All Knew This Film Needs To Be Made': Director Aditya Dhar Reveals What Went Into Making 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', Vicky Kaushal Reaffirms

Written By Diyali Banerjee | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The success story of ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ is unprecedented. The film starring Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam in the lead is one of the biggest hits of the year.
  • The film which released on January 11 and garnered appreciation from critics and the audiences.

The success story of ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ is unprecedented. The film starring Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam in the lead is one of the biggest hits of the year. The film which released on January 11 and garnered appreciation from critics and the audiences. Helmed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the film emerged as a massive box office hit.

Now, as the beginning of shoot of the film completes a year, director Aditya Dhar took to Instagram and reminisced the journey of making the film. He shared a couple of throwback pictures on Instagram featuring lead actor Vicky Kaushal along with him and wrote, "8th June! On this date exactly a year back we started shooting for URI. And what a year it has been!! The best Roller Coaster ride I will ever be on!"

"Exactly a week before the shoot (2nd June 2018) we were sitting at our office balcony and waiting for a final call on 'if URI is happening or not'. I still remember how tense and stressed everyone was and how desperately we were making efforts to somehow cut costs." he added.

While they were waiting for the final call, the actor shared that including him and Mohit Raina, 20 other actors had already undergone the most rigorous physical training ever for a film. He added that Yami Gautam also cut her hair at once.

"Also on that day, without even questioning me once Yami Gautam cut her hair short for the film, which was pretty incredible considering she had to let go of other projects because of her new look," he said.

While a part of the film's team was already off to Serbia, some characters weren't yet finalized. "We didn't have actors to play some of the most important roles including the PM and Army General. And it was made and HOW!!" the post further read.

"Thank you each and every one of you who showered URI with so much love and affection!! It was truly overwhelming to see people crying, laughing, clapping, whistling basically thoroughly enjoying each and every moment of the film. Thank you Indian Army and their families for the incredible sacrifice you make on a daily basis for our country. Thank you, Thank You, Thank You! Dil se Thank You!!" the post concluded.

 Reaffirming the journey of the making of the film, Vicky Kaushal also shared the post in his Instagram handle. 

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#Repost @adityadharfilms with @get_repost ・・・ 8th June!❤️ On this date exactly a year back we started shooting for URI. And what a year it has been!! The best Roller Coster ride I will ever be on! ❤️❤️❤️ Exactly a week before the shoot (2nd June 2018) we were sitting at our office balcony and waiting for a final call on ‘if URI is happening or not’. I still remember how tense and stressed everyone was and how desperately we were making efforts to somehow cut costs. @vickykaushal09, @merainna and 20 other actors had already gone through one of the most rigorous physical trainings ever for a film. Also on that day, without even questioning me once @yamigautam cut her hair short for the film, which was pretty incredible considering she had to let go of other projects because of her new look. We were making an action film and We didn’t have an action director by then. Part of my team had already left for Serbia. We had already spent a lot of money on preproduction. And we didn’t have actors to play some of the most important roles including the PM and Army General. It was a complete mess but somewhere deep down we all knew this film needs to be made, has to be made no matter what! And it was made and HOW!!😁 Thank you each and everyone of you who showered URI with so much love and affection!! It was truly overwhelming to see people crying, laughing, clapping, whistling basically thoroughly enjoying each and every moment of the film. Trust me those memories are going to stay with me forever. Thank you Indian Army and their families for the incredible sacrifice you make on a daily basis for our country. 🙏 Thank you #Ronnie, @soniyeah22, @pashanjal, @rsvpmovies for all the support, love and guidance. And last but not the least thank you team URI, you are the best bunch of talent in the world!! Each and every actor, technician, crew member was just phenomenal! Thank you, Thank You, Thank You!Dil se Thank You!! 🙏❤️ #URI #urithesurgicalstrike #balidan #TeamUri

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‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ also starring Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, among others is based on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army over terrorist camps in Pakistan in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri in 2016. While Yami Gautam essayed the role of an interrogation officer, the 'Raazi' star, played the role of an army officer in the Aditya Dhar directorial, which earned him humongous praises. 

 

 

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