As promised last week, your Kulture Didi is back this week with her woke take on another Bollywood masala potboiler, the first one of 2019. She says it will really help bring about the real achhe din (good days) in this country if we discuss movies intelligently. That is precisely why Kulture Didi, a woke millennial from the City of Joy, has taken the responsibility to review films even though no one really asked her to.
In the name of Ray, she will be dishing on Aditya Dhar’s Uri: The Surgical Strike this week. The film is largely based on just one line: “Dudh mangoge toh kheer denge, Kashmir mango ge toh cheer denge” (rough translation: If you ask for milk, we’ll give you pudding. If you ask for Kashmir, there’ll be blood-letting). Starring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Rajit Kapur, and Kirti Kulhari, the film was supposedly made to pay homage to our soldiers. But does it?
Our soldiers are very brave. No one doubts that. And the film celebrates their love and passion for our country. But overall forget Raazi, Uri has less nuance than JP Dutta’s Border. Uri might be a technically sound and slickly made war film, but the moment they leave nuance behind, the film becomes propaganda.
To know more about the good, the bad, and the ugly of Uri according to Kulture Didi, watch the video.