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Udta Punjab (A)

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Duration

2 hrs 1 mins

Audience Reviews

114 Ratings

Release Date

17 Jun 2016

Udta Punjab Story

Udta Punjaab movie is a gritty thriller, based on the drug mafia and its deep rooted nexus in Punjab. All the stars will be playing pivotal roles in the movie. The tittle of the movie seems to be apt as per its subject.

"What on earth can a rock star, a migrant laborer, a doctor and a cop possibly have in common? Simple, Punjab! 4 lives, 1 connection - 'Udta Punjab' takes you on a trip like never before. Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh play characters from different walks of life, fighting the menace of drugs in their own way.

The film journeys into the artificial highs and the real lows that they face while treading the paths fraught with mortal dangers. But above all, Udta Punjab is about the famed Punjabi spirit, that despite being fully down, has the audacity of looking you in the eye and saying - Drugs di maa di! - imdb.com"

The film highlights the impact and menace of drug abuse on society. The film is made to spread awareness about drugs on youth and society in general.

Controversies
The movie has been reported to have had issues with the censor board over profanities and scenes of drug use. On 9 June 2016, the Censor Board came out with a list of 94 cuts and 13 pointers prior to the film's release. One of the pointers even included deleting the names of cities in Punjab. It was finally cleared by bombay high court with the cuts reduced from 89 to 1 in which Tommy Singh aka Shahid Kapoor was seen urinating. 'A' certificate was given and scheduled release is expected.

Anurag Kashyap got the support of several filmmakers including Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt, Ram Gopal Varma and Mukesh Bhatt. "It is a dark day for freedom of expression and creativity in the country," Mukesh Bhatt said, calling Pahlaj Nihalani a "stooge" of the government.

On 15 June 2016, some parts of the film were leaked online onto various peer-to-peer sharing websites. While some torrent sites hosted torrent files containing a forty-minute clip, the whole film was also uploaded on other media sharing sites

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