Udta Punjab Movie
Udta Punjab: Board is excusing for denying the movie certificate
Good news for movie buffs! Udta Punjab hasn’t been banned and only a few cuts are demanded by CBFC. But it is known that the film will be passed and will be released on June 17, 2016 all over India in Hindi and Punjabi.
It is the story of Punjab but not the Punjab that we saw in earlier movies. It is today’s Punjab suffering from drugs. People are addicted to drugs and there seems to be no end to this problem. And also it is the cause of the controversy surrounding the movie. Shiromani Akali Dal has reservations about portrayal of Punjabis as drug addicts.
CBFC demanded 40 cuts on the pretext of expletive language and excessive drug abuse but the makers of Udta Punjab approached Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal and also talked to I&B minister Rajyavardhan Rathore to clear the film with “A” certificate and with minimum cuts.
Udta Punjab depicts true story of Punjab as it is today. No doubt that Punjabis are taking to drugs but banning the movie isn’t a solution to the problem. Shiromani Akali Dal has reservations on the story and it is due to political pressure that CBFC ordered 40 cuts. Abhishek Chaubey, director of the movie, said that these cuts will kill the story and reduce the movie to 20-25 minutes.
The film stars Shahid Kapur, who is playing a drug addict in the movie. His name is Tommy Singh and he is a hardcore drug addict. He represents the youth of Punjab that are taking to drugs. Alia Bhatt is playing role of a village girl named Kumar Pinky. Also the movie has Kareena Kapoor as Dr. Preeti Sahani and Diljit Dosanjh as Sartaj Singh. The movie was in news for all wrong reasons but now the news of its release has come.
Udta Punjab has a strong storyline and it can be said that it is a real story but it has to be seen whether the director and the actors could do justice with the story. The film is focused on drug menace but the viewers will want to see a positive end to the story. It shouldn’t remain a political movie or reel news story.
Why watch the movie?
It is a must see movie for everyone as it depicts true state of Punjab that is wheat grain of India. Punjabis are known for lively behavior and Punjab is seen as a flourishing state but the truth of Punjab is drug. Punjabis are taking to drugs because of their dwindling financial conditions.
Abhishek Bachchan turned down the offer for the role of Sartaj Singh
Emraan Hashmi was also considered for the role of Sataj Singh
First movie of Shahid Kapoor with Kareena Kapoor after their breakup
Debut movie of Daljit Dosanjh
Directed – Abhishek Chaubey
Produced – Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Aman Gill, and Vikas Bahl, Sameer Nair
Story – Sudip Sharma
Starring -Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt,
Music – Songs: Amit Trivedi
Edited by Meghna Sen
Production company- Balaji Motion Pictures, Phantom Films
Distributed – Balaji Motion Pictures
Release dates – 17 June 2016
Country – India
Language- Hindi, Punjabi