Udta Punjab gets “grounded” by Censor Board

Udta Punjab gets “grounded” by Censor Board

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The Censor Board of Film Certification in India continues to raise the bar when it comes to being incomprehensible. Earlier today, it “grounded” Udta Punjab, directed by Abhishek Chaubey, because it has bad language. No, an A-rating won’t satisfy the state-backed protectors of our delicate sensibilities; they’ve got to stop the film from releasing altogether. As the title suggests, the film is set in Punjab and one of the stories follows a drug-addled rockstar played by Shahid Kapoor. The film was scheduled to release on June 17, 2016. You can see the film’s trailer here:

Its official synopsis describes the film like this: “Udta Punjab is about the famed Punjabi spirit, that despite being slightly down, has the audacity of looking you in the eye and saying – Drugs di maa di!” Chaubey’s film follows four characters (a rock star, a migrant labourer, a doctor and a cop) who apparently have nothing in common. Aside from Kapoor, Udta Punjab stars Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Dilip Dosanjh. The film struggled to find backers initially because rumour has it that the original script had “shocking” amounts of violence (a Bollywood-loving birdie told us so).

There’s some speculation that Udta Punjab has got caught between the rock that is the conservatism of the current Censor Board and the hard place that is the upcoming Punjab elections. The film’s depiction of drug abuse is something that may have raised hackles and led to it being shot down the way it has. Drugs is a serious problem in Punjab, with every political party being forced to come up with plans by which widespread addiction can be tackled.

Producer Anurag Kashyap has said he is going to challenge the Censor Board’s decision.

As far as Udta Punjab goes, the only question is how much will have to be cut from the film for the CBFC to allow its release.

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this movie really touch my heart…i’ve seen trailor nd it made me remember same mistake i done in my life

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@ashu99213196 wrote:

this movie really touch my heart…i’ve seen trailor nd it made me remember same mistake i done in my life


Thats great that you think it was a stupid mistake. Forget it and keep going ahead in life because life is just beautiful. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_smile.gif

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previously sonia and pappu’s puppet everywhere in decision making and now its modi’s. we are in same pathetic condition. previously pseudo secularism and now pseudo patriotism.

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@[email protected]_0_0_D wrote:


@ashu99213196 wrote:

this movie really touch my heart…i’ve seen trailor nd it made me remember same mistake i done in my life


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bro life is so precious if thousands things make you down than always find one reason to.keep you up💕💕

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@ssarvesh wrote:

previously sonia and pappu’s puppet everywhere in decision making and now its modi’s. we are in same pathetic condition. previously pseudo secularism and now pseudo patriotism.


Patriotism is BS at this age. Most of the politicians are building their tribe by uniting the people who hate something. The world will become a better place when peoples start realizing that.

Most of the use (including me) follows the leaders who capitalize our ego and emotions. Their good deeds don’t carry much value as a parameter.

Interesting read – Tribes – Seth Godin

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@sagardrokr wrote:

@RichSoul Don’t spread rumors. Nothing is banned until now.
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And due process takes it own time so please abstain for spreading a BAN rumour. There is nothing to speak on the subject as of now.
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Only mission : Do not vote for BJP in 2019 elections! :evil

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https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_eek.gif so soon elections

it was supposed to be 2019
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@rockersnow wrote:

Only mission : Do not vote for BJP in 2018 elections! https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_evil.gif


https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_eek.gif so soon elections

it was supposed to be 2019
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I had my doubts about that!X_X but still no vote for BJP.

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@rockersnow wrote:

Only mission : Do not vote for BJP in 2019 elections! :evil

cheap mentality detected😕

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@ashu99213196 wrote:

@rockersnow wrote:

Only mission : Do not vote for BJP in 2019 elections! :evil

cheap mentality detected😕


Cheap? 😱

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khel khtm party over….

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Banning any book/film is extremely stupid whoever does it. Just my conjecture but it looks like this movie is an attempt to highlight drugs problem in Punjab which is biggest issue in upcoming state elections there. It is quite possible that makers of this movie hate the current government and favor a particular ideology hence want to influence voters. Influencing voters by any lawful means is part of democratic politics hence banning this movie is act of cowardice. If BJP and their supporters in censor board are of the view that this movie is targeting their government/ideology and its propaganda according to their perception then best thing is to make a another movie countering this one. Banning is not the solution. BJP has to understand that replicating Congress and their evil ways of hounding opponents through government machinery will lead to same ill fate which Congress is facing today. Apologies for poor grammar.

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@rockersnow wrote:

Only mission : Do not vote for BJP in 2019 elections! :evil


Then whom shall we vote for in the next elections?? https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_twisted.gif

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@rockersnow wrote:

Only mission : Do not vote for BJP in 2019 elections! :evil


Then whom shall we vote for in the next elections?? https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_twisted.gif

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@ashu99213196 wrote:

@gambitrite wrote:


@rockersnow wrote:

Only mission : Do not vote for BJP in 2019 elections! :evil


Then whom shall we vote for in the next elections?? https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_twisted.gif

rocksnow seems to be a congress or AAP agent https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_biggrin.gif

Most of them in Politics are corrupt but let us hear his opinion. He has said don’t vote for BJP, Let him say who is better? and what is the reason? https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

PS – I am not a supporter of BJP rather i look at the current scenario, find who his good, least corrupt than other opponents and take a decision. I don’t follow someone blindly. I might like somebody today but if i don’t like their actions in future, i might not like them. https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_wink.gif

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@sagardrokr wrote:

@RichSoul Don’t spread rumors. Nothing is banned until now.
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@RichSoul wrote:

@sagardrokr wrote:

@RichSoul Don’t spread rumors. Nothing is banned until now.
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why not make the title as UDTA BHAKT OR UDTA MODI…..
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@RichSoul wrote:

@sagardrokr wrote:

@RichSoul Don’t spread rumors. Nothing is banned until now.
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It doesn’t matters, its good if entire movie get censored as movie it self is big flop plus it includes shahid kappor a flop actor who doesnt even knows to act.

You people are running after udta punjab movie as if it is movie of some big star like SRK, Salman, Amir or Akshay. And one more thing the director who has made this film is big loser.

Its better this movie gets banned in India and worldwide instead of wathching this in theater which will eat peoples brain as well as waste money.

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