Before Uri, Bollywood Learnt About Surgical Strikes From a 1992 Anil Sharma Film

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Before Uri, Bollywood Learnt About Surgical Strikes From a 1992 Anil Sharma Film

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ong, long time ago in a galaxy far away, before Vicky Kaushal’s Uri, there was its twin Tahalka directed by Anil Sharma back in 1992. Yep, the same guy who made Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. While Uri is based on the terrorist attacks at the Uri army base camp in 2016 that led to India’s retaliatory surgical strikes, Tahalka on the other hand, is inspired from Sharma’s overactive imagination.

In Tahalka, Major Krishna Rao (Mukesh “Shaktimaan” Khanna), takes a team of covert army operatives to Dongrilla to assassinate its dictator General Dong (Amrish Puri). What is Dongrilla, you ask? Allow me to explain: It’s a fictional country that has frequently attempted to attack India, in vain. After yet another failed attempt to infiltrate India results in the death of 2,000 Dongrilla terrorists, General Dong assassinates General Sinha, the Indian who flushed out the infiltrators. Naturally, India now wants revenge.

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