Avrodh revisits the Uri strike

The webseries Avrodh: The Siege Within will delve into the entire episode of the Uri surgical strike with as much candour and conviction as the streaming platform permits

Avrodh revisits the Uri strike

Subhash K Jha

We had a riveting feature film on the Uri surgical strikes in 2018. Bluntly titled Uri the film directed by Aditya Dhar was a comprehensive war epic. But in many ways it was unable to bring out the more elaborate details that went into the planning and execution of the surgical strikes. Two hours is not enough to tell a story so epic in its sweep.

The webseries Avrodh: The Siege Within produced by Applause Entertainment for Sony LIV will delve into the entire episode of the Uri surgical strike with as much candour and conviction as the streaming platform permits. Sources say the series based on the book by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh will spare us none of the details.

The trailer of Avrodh brings across a document of fortitude in a language that is racy and frantic. But authenticity never seems to be compromised here. None of the frenetic peccadilloes or the derivative distraction of the recent action film Extraction here.

Apparently the producers have spared no expenses to ensure Avrodh comes across as a polished product. In the trailer the production values are of the highest order, with the cuts and pauses in the narrative effectively navigating a story that really has no room for respite.

The cast helmed by reliable actors knows they are in this not just for the bucks. There is far more at stake here than entertainment. But nonetheless, the trailer suggests a series that will have us watching eagerly as the blood and bullets explode at the battlefront without glorifying the act of military aggression.

Avrodh, produced for Applause Entertainment by Irada Entertainment, is a gritty and realistic account of India's surgical strike, based on a chapter from Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s book, India’s Most Fearless. Avrodh depicts the story of how the Indian Armed Forces displayed inimitable courage and operational precision in one of country’s landmark missions.

Directed by Raj Acharya and with Samar Khan as the Show Runner, the show has an ensemble cast of very talented actorsincluding Amit Sadh, Neeraj Kabi, Vikram Gokhale, Darshan Kumar, Madhurima Tuli,Anant Mahadevan, Pavail Gulati, Mohit Chauhan, Arif Zakaria. The show has been written by Harmanjit Singha, Sudeep Nigam, Abhishek Chaterjee and Aadhar Khurana.

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