By YKA Staff:
‘Udta Punjab’ finally released on June 17, 2016. The film had received nationwide attention after the Central Board Of Film Certification first almost banned it, then suggested 89 cuts to it. The film’s producer, Anurag Kashyap took the matter to the Bombay High Court, which cleared the film to be released with an ‘A’ certificate. Following that, just a day before its release, the film was leaked online.
After all the drama, the movie has hit the theatres with much hype around it.
By now, almost everyone knows what the film is about – the rampant spread of drug abuse in Punjab through the lives of rockstar Tommy (Shahid Kapoor), migrant labourer Kumari Pinky (Alia Bhatt), Dr Preet Sahani (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and police office Sartaj Singh (Diljit Dosanjh).
It’s only been half a day since its release, but the film seems to have already garnered massive responses from the industry and audiences, and most of them are singing praises, take a look!
#UdtaPunjab is bold, brave and brilliant with bravura performances. Watch it!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 17, 2016
— India Film Project (@iFilmProject) June 17, 2016
— HuffPost India (@HuffPostIndia) June 17, 2016
For me, #UdtaPunjab is the antithesis of DDLJ for our current generation.
Well-observed, poignant & thoroughly enjoyable at the same time!
— Neeraj Ghaywan (@ghaywan) June 17, 2016
Bollywood takes a break from its typical portrayal of Punjab as the land of mustard fields and weddings, and wins.https://t.co/RpgCYT8DaK
— Zeba Siddiqui (@zebatweets) June 17, 2016
— Raghuvendra Singh (@raghuvendras) June 17, 2016
Udtapunjab could have been directed in much better way wid all big str in film.Really not good film making.I m true &honest fan of alia.
— Jubin (@Jubin55069672) June 17, 2016
— Udayveer Singh (@beinguv) June 17, 2016
Diljit Dosanjh is the real star of #UdtaPunjab
— CLN10® (@iamclinton_m) June 17, 2016
@shahidkapoor One word explains your performance in Udta Punjab Extraordinary with capital E. Well done. Keep up the good work.
— Straight Drive (@Strai8Drive) June 17, 2016
My review on udta punjab-shahid kapoor and kareena kapoor takes movie to hollywood range with their performence… https://t.co/wWcaycXaFR
— KRISHNA CULLEN (@KrishnaCullen) June 17, 2016
HIGH on #UdtaPunjab Got me angry,made me laugh & made me weep! An empowering story of broken people touching & healing other broken lives!
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) June 16, 2016
Just watched #UdtaPunjab!!! Mind, heart and soul shaken. Every beat so honest. POWERFUL performances and a brave brave TEAM. Kudos.
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) June 16, 2016
It was like a breath of fresh air to watch a film the way a film should be watched & made #UdtaPunjab. Phatom films & Abhishek Chaubey 🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) June 17, 2016
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) June 17, 2016
Abhishek Chaubey's UDTA PUNJAB is an outstanding film. Shahid & Alia are the bravest actors in tinsel town. pic.twitter.com/vXoEYtSRc6
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) June 17, 2016
— Mukul Yudhveer Singh (@mukulthecynic) June 17, 2016
#UdtaPunjab film sucks….waste of money who gona watch it.Wasted my time
— divyesh salian (@divu321) June 16, 2016
Wonder what was all the hoo-ha about #UdtaPunjab anyway! It's a crappy movie. Period! Wasted 2&1/2 hrs! What was there to censor even?🤔
— King in the North (@deVil_iN_boXers) June 16, 2016
#UDtaPunjab Just abt Drugs ..Nothing More..
Aliaa & Shahid were Best :)))
But Story Sucks
Don't Think It will be a Hit :))
— KKHH FanBoy (@SRKsRider) June 15, 2016
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