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Uri: The Surgical Strike to get a second run on 26 July, Kargil Vijay Diwas

The Vicky Kaushal-starrer had turned out to be a surprise blockbuster early this year.

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Director Aditya Dhar’s Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) turned out to be a surprise blockbuster when it was released early this year. The Vicky Kaushal-starrer was based on the surgical strike carried out by the Indian armed forces on terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir following an attack on an army camp in Uri in September 2016.

Now, the producers are set to re-release the film in 500 cinema halls of Maharashtra on Kargil Vijay Diwas or Kargil Victory Day, 26 July. The screenings are supported by the state government and would be free for school students. 

Speaking about the re-release, producer Ronnie Screwvala told the Mumbai Mirror newspaper, “The idea of making the film was to instil a sense of pride in the hearts of every Indian and to highlight the incredible service of the armed forces for our nation. I am honoured to be part of this initiative where Uri will be showcased across 500 theatres in the state on Kargil Vijay Diwas.” 

The film featured Kaushal in the lead role of Major Vihaan Singh Shergill who leads the team for the surgical strike.

Dhar told the publication, “It’s truly the greatest validation for any filmmaker to know that their work has got the youth of India to think about the bravery, valour and sacrifice of our soldiers and instil these very emotions in them.” 

The director claimed that a lot of people have told the film's team that it has inspired them to join the military. “We are flooded with messages, calls and e-mails from young Indians who were inspired by the film and decided to joined the armed forces,” Dhar said.