The makers of "Udta Punjab" have released the title song of the movie. The title track "Udd Da Punjab" features Shahid Kapoor and brings out the best in him as rockstar Tommy Singh aka Gabru.
"Udd Da Punjab" is a peppy number with equally catchy music. The song, penned by Varun Grover and composed by Amit, has been sung by Vishal Dadlani and Amit Trivedi.
Shahid plays the character of a drug addict rockstar in "Udta Punjab" and the song video perfectly portrays his character. The video shows Shahid dancing and singing amidst a crowd comprising visibly tipsy youngsters.
The title track of "Udta Punjab" has very unconventional lyrics and also includes some rap. It is likely to become the new party anthem this year. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the movie is a crime thriller, based on the issue of drug abuse in Punjab.
Apart from Shahid, "Udta Punjab" also features Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh. Alia plays the character of a Bihari girl who dreams to become a hockey player, while Kareena will be seen as a doctor and Diljit portrays the character of a police officer.
The film has been riddled with controversy apparently due to its content being replete with abusive language, which had made the censor board suggest extensive cuts. It was rumoured that "Udta Punjab" has been banned but the makers of the film and the censor board chief have refuted the rumours.
"We have not recommended any cuts. Yes, the Examining Committee had a few reservations and couldn't come to a consensus on the film, because of which they suggested that the makers take the film to the Revising Committee. However, the makers decided to move to the tribunal instead, which is absolutely their call. Our decisions at the CBFC are not based on what a certain political group has to say about a movie. There is no ban from our end. We aren't authorised to ban a movie; we can pass it or reject it," Central Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani had told the Times of India.
Check the song video "Udd Da Punjab" below: