The winners of 66th National Film Awards have been announced and Uri – The Surgical Strike has bagged four different awards including the best actor for Vicky Kaushal as well. The cast and crew of the film have all the reasons to rejoice, however, one big question that a few asked over Twitter like Shankar Dhanush and Anuj Radia as to how a film released in January 2019 becomes eligible to get the award for the films of 2018, surprising indeed! Uri has four awards in its kitty, which include the best director, actor, best background music and sound design.
The justification comes in a strange way, which we need to understand by checking the basic eligibility criteria. To be eligible to get the award the film has to get the certificate from 1st Jan to 31st December. Interestingly, the film Uri – The Surgical Strike was able to get its certificate on 31st December 2018, which makes it eligible to bag the National Awards for 2018. So even though the film got its release on Jan 2019, it turned out to be eligible for winning awards.
As the film was applauded by one and all for showcasing the Uri attacks carried out by the Indian Army to avenge the death of 19 Indian Army Jawans killings, thus the film celebrated this victory of the Indian Army getting praises even from the ruling party.
In fact, it was promoted by their official ID at Twitter, which was interesting to see. Nonetheless, the performances of the lead actors were competent enough to be applauded. Talking about the same, the director Aditya Dhar thanked Ministry of IB for the same and said it is his honor to get the same, while it can be called as a dream come true thing for him.