URI: The Surgical Strike is Based on true events of September 2016, director Aditya Dhar declares that his film is a ‘Tribute to a brave new India’. The Nationalism is writ large all over this war drama that leads up to and reimagines the retaliatory surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army against militant launch pads in ‘Pakistani-administered Kashmir’.
The film was announced in 2018 by producer Ronnie Screwvala, one year after the surgical strike in September 2017. This film was directed by debutant Aditya Dhar. He said that the film is “the story of what was imagined to have happened in those eleven days.”The principal photography began in June 2018 and was finished in September.
Vicky Kaushal went through extensive military training for five months in 2018 and gained weight for this film. He trained for five hours a day and three to four hours of military training to enhance the stamina. He also received gun training at the naval base in Cuffe Parade in Mumbai. Vicky called it “physically the most challenging film for me”. He injured his arm while filming an action sequence in it.
Vicky Kaushal and the supporting cast Like Mohit Raina and other stars trained at Mumbai’s Navy Nagar with Captains and Majors teaching them slithering, using arms and ammunitions and other drills used by the armed forces.
URI: The Surgical Strike was largely shot in Serbia and was wrapped up in Mumbai. The Indo-Pak border, the LOC and other areas resembling military posts and terrorist camps were recreated in Serbia. Yami Gautam underwent mixed martial arts training. Yami called the process of shooting as “exhausting yet enjoyable.” Uri also most talented stars Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, Ivan Rodrigues and Kirti Kulhari. Ronnie Screwvala said that the film has elements of “war, action, and strategy based on a true story” that the “Indian audience is yet to watch such experience in cinema.”