Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who went on to watch Uri, thinking it to be a propaganda film, has now changed his opinion. The filmmaker has praised Vicky Kaushal starrer Uri, calling it believable. Kashyap said that the jingoism spouted in the film is lesser than in American movies or war movies from anywhere across the world.
Kashyap, who has helmed films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Ugly and Dev.D, also said that Uri directed by Aditya Dhar is not a propaganda film.
"Uri is not a propaganda film. Any war film about the heroism of its soldiers will be patriotic by default. By that standards Border, LOC, Haqeeqat wore patriotism on its sleeve. War movies are either anti-war like 'come and See' or patriotic," he tweeted.
"The Jingoism spouted in Uri was far lesser than the jingoism I see in American movies or war movies from anywhere across the world," he added. Kashyap said that "we watch everything from the coloured glasses of the time we live in and just don't trust anyone's intention."
The filmmaker said he prefers anti-war movies. "But I can't deny the technical flourishes that Uri makes which makes it very believable. Well done team Uri and congratulations Vicky Kaushal," he said.
Uri, which also stars Yami Gautam is based on the surgical strikes of 2016 carried out by the Indian Armed Forces. Vicky plays the role of an Indian commando involved in the 2016 surgical strikes. The movie also features Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal in lead roles.
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(With IANS inputs)
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