‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, which has continued its reign at the box office, earning over Rs 55 crore in five days, have taken up another fight to prevent the film from piracy. Despite movie’s flying success and excellent reviews, some don’t want to spend the money to buy a ticket. They’ve been looking for torrents of Uri online. And in a way, they found them, following which the makers took stringent measures to secure the film from piracy.
The team behind the Aditya Dhar movie, which follows the events of a 2016 surgical strike by the Indian army, have been working hard to keep the prints from leaking out to illegal torrent sites. Performing a surgical strike on movie piracy, the movie makers decided to upload themselves on the torrent.
The makers of URI have uploaded a fake video of the film so that people would download the file and later realize that the video file is not of the film, but actually, a video made by the makers which says that they have done a surgical strike on the site and their computer.
The downloaded file shows stars of the film first talking about the surgical strike, and then mocking illegal sites for not being able to get the pirated prints. It brings out a video of the stars telling how the makers of Uri-The Surgical Strike have entered the torrent sites to upload the video. The video ends with Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam telling viewers to watch the movie proudly in the theatres and not by illegally downloading it.
‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ is based on the surgical strikes which were carried out by the Indian army in 2016. Besides Vicky Kaushal, the film also features Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari and debutante Mohit Raina. The film has been directed by Aditya Dhar and it has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala.