2019 is beginning with yet another clash between URI – The Surgical Strike and The Accidental Prime Minister releasing today at the box office. Let us check out the early reviews to the political dramas.
URI – The Surgical Strike
URI – The Surgical Strike has a fantastic trailer with punching dialogues and solid promotion that should work in its favor. As per early reviews, Lakshana from India Today gave a thumbs up with 3/5 – “The first half is far more gripping than the second. Post intermission, the makers themselves seem over-excited, to the point of losing control of the narrative.”
Shubhra Gupta from Indian Express rated it below average with 2/5 – “If that doesn’t mar the experience of the film, I don’t know what does. For a film about active blood-letting, it is curiously bloodless. There are not enough of the rousing goose-bump inducing moments that such films come armed with.”
Udita from Firstpost gave a good rating with 3.5 – “As far as war dramas go, Uri: The Surgical Strike is a confidently made film that comes out guns blazing. And when the guns are not blazing, Kaushal certainly is.”
Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama appreciated the film with 3.5/5 – “Uri is one film that *should* be watched… Absorbing screenplay, superbly executed combat scenes, efficient direction [Aditya Dhar]… #Uri is thrilling, gripping, instills patriotism, without getting jingoistic.”
The Accidental Prime Minister
The much controversial and bold subject, The Accidental Prime Minister, based on the life of stars Manmohan Singh, the economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. The political drama starring Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna in pivotal roles and is based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by Sanjaya Baru.
Ronaak from Times Of India gave a thumbs up with 3.5/5 – “The Accidental Prime Minister has all of that in measured tones. It leaves you more entertained than informed, and we don’t think it’s by accident”.
Ambica from Khaleej Times rated it as good 3/5 – “Kudos to Gutte for making a mark with his directorial debut, and keeping it to a watchable one hour and 45 minutes and to Kher in particular for the tremendous physical transformation he has undergone to play the role of a lifetime. In the hands of a lesser actor, it would have looked absurd”.