Uri: Twitter divided over trailer, call Vicky Kaushal's patriotic drama 'jingoistic, irresponsible'
The trailer of Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri dropped on Wednesday and has already started waves. The patriotic drama is based on the 2016 Uri attacks, which was reported as "the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades".
The pre-planned ambush claimed the lives of 17 army personnel. In retaliation to the attack, the Indian Army on 29 September conducted covert surgical strikes in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. However, proper details of the encounter remain unclear till date. In Uri, Kaushal plays a commander-in-chief who leads the Indian troops into Pakistan.
While the trailer has been largely appreciated, many have accused the makers of fanning jingoistic fervour. Some even called the trailer an example of hyper-nationalism that somehow creeps into Bollywood around 15 August and 26 January. Here are some reactions:
Uri Trailer is full of nationalistic jingoism ke nageene.
Top 3 here:
"Pakistan jo bhaasha samajhta hai, usi bhaasha mein jawaab dene ka waqt aa gaya hai."
"Unhein Kashmir chaahiye, aur humein unka sar."
"Ye Naya Hindustan hai. Ye ghar mein ghusega bhi aur maarega bhi."
— Hussain Haidry (@hussainhaidry) December 5, 2018
Too bad that a filmmaker would seek to cash in on the dangerous, malicious culture of pseudo-nationalist bloodlust that is killing OUR OWN CITIZENS. https://t.co/xLg2GR4QJe — Mitali Saran (@mitalisaran) December 5, 2018
The #URI trailer seems to glorify war. I understand nationalism & patriotism garners money on box office but to what level?
Talk about URI & surgical strike, but you can surely mention that wars are no fun. Don't glorify war & killing.
— Swapnil (@thecipherstory) December 5, 2018
— Abhishek (@Abhishe92901256) December 6, 2018
#UriTrailer is irresponsible, xenophobic and unnervingly jingoistic. I don't know how the film is, but if it is anything like the trailer - it sends out a nasty message to the young Indians watching. I hope the CBFC takes strict action. — kabir (@KabirTrivedi) December 5, 2018
Hee comes another shitshow of jingoism+nationalism = new age patriotism. Also, no surprises as to the glorious lines delivered by The Bhakt Paresh Rawal, 'ye naya Hindustan hai, ghus kar marenge' 🙄 Jai ho! 🖕 https://t.co/hFupbLEPI1
— BOMBAYGRAM (@BOMBAYGRAM) December 5, 2018
Updated Date: Dec 06, 2018 16:09:53 IST