Here’s how ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ qualified for the National Film Awards despite releasing in 2019
‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ is on a winning spree as it has bagged the Best Actor (Vicky Kaushal) and Best Director (Aditya Dhar) award at the National Film Awards 2019.
Now, some people are wondering how the movie qualified for the awards despite being a 2019 release. Well, we have the answer to the question.
In a tweet, Huffington Post’s Ankur Pathak explained how ‘Uri’ was eligible to apply for the National Awards.
Those wondering how Uri which released in 2019 got a National Award — films that get their censor certificate before Dec 31st are eligible to apply for the National Awards. Uri released on Jan 11, 2019 but received Censor clearance before Dec 31st, hence it qualified.
— Ankur Pathak (@aktalkies) August 9, 2019
Talking about ‘Uri’, the film was a blockbuster success at the box-office. It held the title of being the most successful film of 2019 until ‘Kabir Singh’ broke its record.
In our review of the film, we wrote, “War movies aren’t easy to make. Just ask J.P. Dutta whose ‘Paltan’ (released last year) was a sorry snoozefest that was so bad, it made you want to blow up your own head with a grenade. ‘Uri’ is nowhere near as bad. It makes your blood boil, you achieve catharsis with every small battle that the Indian army wins and you get goosebumps every time Vicky Kaushal screams, “How’s the josh?””