Film Review by Rishi Kapoor
A well made War drama which is about — the surgical strike that our soldiers carried out on September 29, 2016. This was in retaliation to an attack on an Indian Army brigade headquarters by four heavily-armed militants on September 18 the same year.This was the first-of-its-kind operation carried out by the Indian Army. So, a film showcasing that is bound to emphasise on patriotism and bravery. That very attempt is made here, too.
The events are seen through the eyes of protagonist Major Vihaan Singh Shergill (Vicky Kaushal). The screenplay of the movie is tight with a gripping plot . Cinematography is good with well choreographed war scenes . The combat sequences, ambush, gunfire, fistfights, sniper shots are realistically shot. The camera tactfully follows the soldiers like a shadow.
The director Aditya dhar has done a decent job. Actor Vicky Kaushal continues to grow from strength to strength. His sincere and effortless presence adds depth to this film, that otherwise lacks the palpable tension you expect from a war drama. Mohit raina makes a good debut and made his presence felt. While Yami Gautam’s role doesn’t have much scope, Kirti Kulhari as Indian Air Force pilot Jaskeerat, too, has precious little to do.
Though based on true events, a lot seems far-fetched and thus, questionable. One can overlook a few creative liberties, but there is deliberate and dramatic attempt to evoke emotions in the first half.
Overall its a good watch and one should definitely watch it in the honour of Indian Army and the sacrifices they make for our Country.
By Rishi Kapoor