Udta Punjab is probably the most controversial film in recent times and that is before it even hit the theatres. After being locked in a bitter censorship row, the drug-themed Bollywood film will hit the screens in India on Friday with the Supreme Court and Punjab and Haryana high court paving the way.
The film’s online leak sparked a fresh spat two days before the release. Anurag Kashyap, the film’s co-producer who has been at the forefront of a battle with the censor board, hinted “vested interests” were behind it as Bollywood came together to request people to shun the pirated copies.
But now that the hurly-burly is done, how good is Udta Punjab? If you will take the word of these Bollywood celebs, the Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh film is flying high. Here is what they had to say after watching the film...
For me, #UdtaPunjab is the antithesis of DDLJ for our current generation.— Neeraj Ghaywan (@ghaywan) June 17, 2016
Well-observed, poignant & thoroughly enjoyable at the same time!
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
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
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