RSVP, Ronnie Screwvala’s Creative Movie Company announced today the going on floor of a film about the execution of India’s greatest ever surgical strike in the history of the Indian military, the URI attacks of September 2016, where several Indian soldiers lost their lives. The surgical strike was a strong and resounding message from India and a great boost to our Armed Forces who executed this with precision and with no casualties on our side.
The film, titled URI, stars Vicky Kaushal and an ensemble cast and is being directed by Aditya Dhar.
The URI attacks took place on the 18th of September 2016 in Kashmir. Eleven days later, on the 29th of September, the Indian Army, under the supervision of the Prime Minister, core members of the Cabinet and with the help of the NSA, DRDO and ISRO, strategized, engineered and executed the most sophisticated and covert military operation of all times. “This is the story of what happened in those eleven days”, says Dhar. “It’s an honour and very reassuring to be backed by Ronnie Screwvala and to execute on this Vision and what we believe is an engaging and thrilling story inspired by this true life incident ” he adds.
“Today we are a confident, aggressive and new age India – standing up for itself in every way and on the world stage. With this one single military action, we changed the fabric of our border politics forever and that became a watershed moment in our political history. But most importantly, URI is the incredible story of Indians coming together. ” says Ronnie.” At RSVP our focus is on stories that must be told and stories we love to tell and this one is a great mix of both” he adds.
URI goes on the floor in early 2018 and will release in September 2018, exactly two years after the attacks and the subsequent strike.