Uri: The Surgical Strike, directed by Aditya Dhar is starred by Yami Gautam and Vicky Kaushal. The film was well-received, and Aditya Dhar was named Best Director, Vicky Kaushal was named Best Actor, Bishwadeep Chatterjee was named Best Audiographer, and Shashwat Sachdev was named Best Music Director (Background Score). On the eve of India's 75th Independence Day, the director now shares some little-known details about this beloved movie, which also did incredibly well at the box office.
In Uri: The Surgical Strike, Aditya reveals an interesting tale on the origin of the title character's name. So, not many people are aware of this. Vihaan Singh Shergill, Vicky's name in the movie, was inspired by Hrithik Roshan's character Karan Sheirgill in Lakshya. I absolutely adore the movie Lakshya, so in my own way I tried to pay a modest homage to it by giving Vicky's character the same last name," the director reveals.
He tells another amazing story about Uri: The Surgical Strike. “You know when they go for surgical strike in the movie, there is a time that begins and reflects at the bottom of the screen. All the numbers in those mentioned timings are multiples of three, because 3 is my lucky number. So I kept it like that, and nobody really knows about it”, Aditya recalled.
He also reveals that the cast were trained for the movie for four months before they began filming. "Of those four months, we spent roughly two training with the army, and the remaining time was devoted to various trainings, such as mixed martial arts and working out in the gym. Then, we rented a space where we performed a variety of workouts each evening. Interestingly enough, we planned every action scene in the movie during those sessions alone," explains Aditya.
"Like this is how you approach the home, this is how you fight an enemy, etc.," he continues. At that time, the body language was accurate. I remember so many things from that movie.