Director Abhishek Chaubey's Bollywood movie "Udta Punjab," starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh, has received positive reviews from the audience around the world.
"Udta Punjab" is a crime thriller film, which deals with the drug abuse in Punjab. The film, which has been written by Sudip Sharma and Abhishek Chaubey, focuses on the impact and menace of drug abuse on society. The movie is intended to spread awareness about drugs on youth and society in general.
The story of "Udta Punjab" is about four characters — a rock star (Shahid Kapoor), a migrant labourer (Alia Bhatt), a doctor (Kareena Kapoor) and a policeman (Diljit Dosanjh). All these four lives have one connection. The characters from different walks of life are fighting the menace of drugs in their own way.
"Udta Punjab" focuses on the artificial highs and the real lows that they face while treading the paths fraught with mortal dangers. The audience says the movie is a realistic and emotional journey. It is also high on abusive language. Director Abhishek Chaubey has done a brilliant work in scripting the film, and has an amazing grip over the narration of the story. He portrays a serious issue in an entertaining way.
Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh have delivered brilliant performances, which is the highlight of "Udta Punjab." The movie has been produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor under their banners Balaji Motion Pictures and Phantom Films and has rich production values.
We bring here some viewers' verdict shared on Twitter. Here is the live update of the "Udta Punjab" movie review by audience:
Taran Adarsh @taran_adarsh
#UdtaPunjab is bold, brave and brilliant with bravura performances. Watch it!
EID FOR SULTAN! @terabwoodfan
#UDTAPUNJAB SALUTE TO MAKERS! EXCELLENT FILM! 4.5*! Diljit Dosanjh is very very good and so is Kareena Kapoor. On the other hand, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are phenomenal! #UdtaPunjab #UdtaPunjab spreads awareness about a very important issue in a very entertaining manner! This film is hilarious in many parts! And still, its emotional content is too strong! Excellent work on direction,writing,screenplay,editing. Never bores you. #UdtaPunjab #UdtaPunjab is a must watch! This film, while dealing with an important issue, doesn't preach. It grips you with it's emotional... ...and funny content! I salute the makers for making such a bold film! #UdtaPunjab 4.5* from me!
Sree Prasad Nair @i_spn
#UdtaPunjab One of the well made films of 2016 with a positive message. Well researched story & top performances from cast. CLEAR WINNER! Films like #UdtaPunjab will come very rare n Bollywood. Do support the film by watching ONLY in cinemas & make it a success. Well Deserved! #UdtaPunjab One of the finest films to come out of Bollywood this year with a very well researched story by Sudip Sharma! #UdtaPunjab Terrific performances from it's leading cast, @shahidkapoor,#KareenaKapoorKhan,@aliaa08 & @diljitdosanjh who made a grand debut! #UdtaPunjab And the icing on the cake is Rajeev Ravi's cinematography, who beautifully captured the stunning locales of Punjab. #UdtaPunjab Abhishek Chaubey has directed the film with a very good intention and the outcome is victorious! #UdtaPunjab successfully conveyed a positive awareness through to 'those youth of Punjab' who are high on drugs by making their lands dry.
Hitiksha vora @HittsVora 3h3 hours ago
@aliaa08 Just saw #udtaPunjab in Dubai nd you are the best part of the film.truly outstanding,best actress of the current era @shahidkapoor #UdtaPunjab is for ppl who like realistic cinema. Too dark nd gritty nd terribly depressing to see the youth totally addicted. @Rjkartik ratings 4 stars,excellent performances,very realistic nd believable characters,still can't get over Alia Bhatt's performance #UdtaPunjab will do well due to the free publicity as this is definitely not a family film nor entertaining but depicting hard grim reality. @shahidkapoor #UdtaPunjab as Tommy is bone chilling,outstanding,take a bowbest so far after Haider #UdtaPunjab in this film 75% ppl of punjab seem to be using drugs nd rest peddling or dealers,home laboratories making cocktails of drugs. @shahidkapoor #UdtaPunjab as Tommy is bone chilling,outstanding,take a bowbest so far after Haider #UdtaPunjab,Kareena Kapoor does justice to her role,excellent performance nd got her accent just right @shahidkapoor #UdtaPunjab as Tommy is bone chilling,outstanding,take a bowbest so far after Haider
#UdtaPunjab Interval: So far so good. Four intertwined stories, each engrossing in its own way. Up to date and relatable. #UdtaPunjab: Hard hitting film which brings an important topic to the table and pricks you with it. Quite an eye-opener. Liked it. Except for the fact that they could have done away with some over-exploiting of the topic, this is worth a watch.
Virat Kohli @iam_adi_thebest
20mins into the movie#UdtaPunjab nd the no. of times bhenchod has been used is 25 ! Kya gaali dete ho yaar @shahidkapoor. Shahid Kapoor is playing a drug addict Mika Singh in #UdtaPunjab I appreciate his efforts !! U beast @shahidkapoor. Take a bow @aliaa08 nd @shahidkapoor Mesmerising is the word !! Watch #UdtaPunjab only fr acting of these two Hats off !! Tho #UdtaPunjab is average filled wid abuses bt that's what they r showing ! Need guts to do such kind of movie @aliaa08 @shahidkapoorOverall a fantastic movie underlining Narco Terror in Punjab ! Bt nothing is gonna improve unless our system changes itself !! #UdtaPunjab They just destroyed a really good movie with one of the worst climax ever Fuck u asshole @anuragkashyap72 #UdtaPunjab Despite such good performances by the actors , the movie will be flopped Nd u urself is to be blamed !! @anuragkashyap72 #UdtaPunjab
Mohit Dantre @MoooPoint
Just finished watching #UdtaPunjab , legally. Moving, touching and thought provoking. Coming of age, brilliant performances by everyone! @aliaa08 is EXCELLENT. Performance that aspiring actors can take as a text book and learn from. #UdtaPunjab is hers. Slow first half, and too rushed. The movie thankfully pics up brilliantly after interval. @diljitdosanjh is fantastic and so real! @shahidkapoor 's most daring and impressive performance till date. No main stream actor has gone there before! Kudos to him! #UdtaPunjab Won't comment on technicalities, editing, cinematography etc. I watch a movie as a Bollywood lover who either likes a movie or doesn't. :) All in all, it was all worth the fuss I guess. #UdtaPunjab is a winner. Congratulations @anuragkashyap72 ! :) And not a single moment where Punjab has been mocked, caricatured or ridiculed, #UdtaPunjab ends with the words 'Rab Raakha' . Kareena Kapoor has a small role, but shines with her powerful performance. (Like there was any doubt) #UdtaPunjab
Sohail Khan @ItsSohailKhan
#UdtaPunjab #Review: @aliaa08 delivers her best performance till date .None other heroines have guts to do roles like this . 5 * to alia . @shahidkapoor also gave his career best performance. He steals the show all the way. Award winning performance. Story, Screenplay & brilliant acting by all stars the main highlight of the movie. *****
The story of #UdtaPunjab could have been better but the performances lifted the film up. I am no fan of Alia but her character was my favorite in the film. Kareena and Diljit have a sweet onscreen chemistry there scenes was a treat to watch and Kareena in a good role after so long. They cut out the Shahid peeing scene in the theater verison.
Mehreen Pirzada @ursmehreen
#UdtaPunjab what a film,so close to reality & facts.Why is that we all like to close our eyes from the truth? Mind, Heart & Soul shaken. ThankU 4 making this film.A film that stays with you,shows the harsh reality of the Drug Racket that haunts our country especially Punjab. POWERFUL Performances @shahidkapoor @diljitdosanjh #KareenaKapoor especially @aliaa08 Kudos to the Brave Team #UdtaPunjab