If you still haven't watched 'Uri' you are missing out on a really good movie. Brilliant storytelling, excellent direction and of course, the stellar Vicky Kaushal leading the pack to the 250 crore mark.
Even if you haven't watched the movie, you must definitely be aware of the famous dialogue 'How's the josh' which has gone viral since.
The dialogue has now become insanely popular around the globe and social media is flooded with different renditions of people chanting it with great pride.
However, behind everything that leaves impact, there is something equally impactful that inspires it in the first place. The case with this viral dialogue is also similar in nature.
Recently, the director of 'Uri', Aditya Dhar explained the inspiration behind this viral dialogue.
“I had some friends from defence background, so with them, I used to go to a lot of Army clubs. There was one in Delhi where we used to go for Christmas or New Year parties. There used to be a retired Brigadier who would line up all the kids in front of him and have a chocolate in his hand. He would say 'How's the josh?' and we were to respond with 'High Sir!' The kid who was the loudest got the chocolate. Being a foodie, I used to be the loudest and always got the chocolate. I have heard very few Army people use the phrase. It is not something which is used extensively. What I did was I used the line in the right way in the film and now it has taken off to another level”, he said.
He further went on to add that this line was in his memory when he was penning down the movie and hence it had to be there. “The line was there right from the first draft. As a writer, we write according to our personal experiences, our memories. It is an amalgamation of everything. I had the line with me in my memory and this was the perfect film for it to come out.”
The movie is based on the 2016 Uri terror attack and the retaliatory surgical strike by Indian on Pakistan that followed. The movie is already a blockbuster and has catapulted Vicky Kaushal to the hall of fame of actors.