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Udta Punjab Movie Review

Udta Punjab Movie Review 

Udta Punjab Movie Review
Average Ratings:3.45/5 
Score: 92% Positive 
Reviews Counted: 13
Positive:12
Neutral: 0
Negative: 1



Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
The film is hard-hitting and uncomfortable to watch, and mixes dark humor to a tale about the dirty drug and political nexus in Punjab. I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five for Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab. The censor furore dragged it into controversy for the wrong reasons, but I recommend that you watch it for the right ones. This is uncompromised cinema – the film has its highs and lows, but delivers a solid kick.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Twitter
UdtaPunjab is bold, brave and brilliant with bravura performances. Watch it!
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Udta Punjab is a dark film but yet, it is an entertaining fare. It may be for a limited audience only, but the size of the target audience is big enough to see the film cross the average mark and generate profits. This, despite the fact that revenues from sale of satellite rights will be very limited. Business in Punjab will be excellent for obvious reasons.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta  Site:indianexpress
The former, a huge star in Punjab making his Bollywood debut here, is very good. He adds enormously to the authenticity and heft of the film. The latter falters a little with her Bihari accent, but the way she channels the pain and the incredible strength of a young woman stuck in a terrible place, is searing. She soars.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Saibal Site:NDTV
Abhishek Chaubey's Udta Punjab is littered with standout scenes, but none matches the sledgehammer impact of the climax. .The liberal use of cuss words may be too grating for some ears. Udta Punjab is not family entertainment, but it is an undeniably magnificent - and purposeful - commercial Hindi film. Do not miss it.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Hungama Site:Bollywood Hungama
First things first - UDTA PUNJAB is a dark and serious film. Also the film's screenplay  jumps through multiple stories at the same time making it complicated. As the film progresses however, it does seem to slip in parts, especially in the second half. In an attempt to narrate multiple parallel stories, Abhishek Chaubey struggles to keep it engaging in the latter half of the film. On the whole, UDTA PUNJAB is a dark and serious film that does not offer the traditional entertainment that audiences seek from Bollywood movies. At at same time, it is bold and brave in parts with strong performances by all actors.
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  Ratings:4/5 Review By: Shubha Shetty Saha Site:Mid-day
The film opens with a jaw dropping scene when a big packet of drugs is casually flung over by a discus thrower from the other side of the border to be picked up by a 'business' partner in Punjab. This, sets the tone for the rest of the film, which slowly and disturbingly unravels the horrors of the deep and prevalent drug menace in the state.Walking out of the theatre, one is grateful that the filmmakers fought for this film. This had to be served undistilled, and untouched by people who don't see or choose not to see the gravity of the situation.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:Rediff
The film is trying to open our eyes to the drug menace, but the first half of the film seems confused about where it is pitched -- dark comedy or preachy drama -- and, as a result, feels a bit long in the tooth. It is in the second half, after the preachiness has made way for plot, that Chaubey's finesse comes to the fore and the film gleams with originality. The leaps forward are unexpected, the narrative choices brave, and the detailing exquisite. Udta Punjab truly soars when being its own madcap beast, profane and powerful and preening.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Meena Iyer Site:TOI
The film is sometimes too indulgent and sluggish. Also this is not your sunny-side up cinema. It is stark and makes you cringe. However, its victory lies in making you empathise with its characters. As Alia and Shahid, both victims of drug and physical abuse fight their demons and destinies, you shed a silent tear. Shahid has got his act pat but Alia beats everyone hollow. Kareena and Diljit are adept. This review also doffs a hat to the nuanced performances of Satish Kaushik, Prabhjyot Singh and Manav Vij. Important: A lot of the dialogues are in Punjabi but the subtitles help.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Sreeju Site:Bollywood Life
The first half of the film scores high on the screenplay as it seamlessly shifts from one character’s story to the other, taking us through Punjab’s gorgeous houses and fields. The second half, however, loses its focus, like most Hindi films, and starts addressing love stories. On one hand, it’s heartwarming to see human connections that can happen at most unlikely places but alas the film derails from what it set me up for. The ending of the film also feels a bit abrupt. But how else could a film end when the battle against drugs is still on? I think we all must watch Udta Punjab and educate ourselves.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Surabhi Redkar Site:Koimoi
Unleashing the issue of substance abuse in Punjab in quite a startling manner, Udta Punjab takes a gripping start. The stress on Punjab soon becoming another Mexico is quite validly portrayed.The curse of the second half strikes for this film. Whatever engages you pre-interval, is outstretched into a fictional set up in the second half.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Lokesh Dharmani Site:Masala
The first half of the film scores high on the screenplay as it seamlessly shifts from one character’s story to the other, taking us through Punjab’s gorgeous houses and fields. The second half, however, loses its focus, like most Hindi films, and starts addressing love stories. On one hand, it’s heartwarming to see human connections that can happen at most unlikely places but alas the film derails from what it set me up for. The ending of the film also feels a bit abrupt. But how else could a film end when the battle against drugs is still on? I think we all must watch Udta Punjab and educate ourselves.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site:Gulfnews
The subject behind Udta Punjab — drug addiction and the nexus between politicians and drug lords — is grim and can be dull; the women take charge in this one. Credit is due to Chaubey for taking a grim subject and making it interesting. There are a few dull moments in the second half, but the climax packs a punch. The way the worlds of a cop, a heroin addict, a rock star and a doctor intersect is cleverly shown. Be sure to give Udta Punjab a shot.
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Udta Punjab Story:  

A story that revolves around drug abuse in the affluent north Indian State of Punjab and how the youth there have succumbed to it en-masse resulting in a socio-economic decline.

Udta Punjab Release Date:

June 17 2016

 Director: Abhishek Chaubey

 Producer:  Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Aman Gill, Vikas Bahl, Sameer Nair

Cast:
Shahid Kapoor
Alia Bhatt
Kareena kapoor
Diljit Dosanjh

Run Time:  2 hours and 29 Minutes


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8 comments:

  1. The problem of the Movie is that Script is too weak to hold the Audience,but the known controversy might help the movie in collecting a safe business from 60-70 crore ,which will ultimately put distributors & producers in safe zone, so it's a plus movie

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  2. good movie......shahid kapoor is excellent

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  3. Udta Punjab - Movie Review

    Udta Punjab is a historical film in many ways. In spite of being an out and out commercial film, not only does Udta Punjab succeed in tackling a controversial subject like cross border drug trafficking with great conviction, but it also serves as a new benchmark as far as the redundancy of the colonial censorship norms in modern India are concerned, perhaps ushering in a new era of filmmaking. Here is a film that needs to be watched.

    Read full review at:

    http://www.apotpourriofvestiges.com/2016/06/udta-punjab-movie-review.html

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  4. watched the movie., its dark and racy. koimoi reviewer may need to stick to reviewing movies for masses only.

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  5. Very good movie... at lease 3.5 + 0.5 for Acting of Alia and shahid!

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  6. उड़ता पंजाब (A):
    चुभती सच्चाई. चुभती फिल्म. [4/5]

    गुलज़ार साब की ‘माचिस’ जैसी कुछेक को अलग रख कर देखें तो पंजाब को हिंदी फिल्मों ने हमेशा मीठी चाशनी में ही लपेट कर परोसा है. मुंबई का कैमरा जब भी अमृतसर, भटिंडे या पटियाले में लेंस से कैप हटाता है, हरे-पीले सरसों के खेतों में लाल-नीली चुन्नियाँ लहराती मुटियारें रोटी लेकर दौड़ लगा रही होती हैं. दिन में बैसाखी के मेले और रात में लोहड़ी का जश्न, इससे आगे बढ़ने की हिम्मत पंजाबी सिनेमा ने तो कभी-कभी दिखाई भी है पर बॉलीवुड कमोबेश बचता ही रहा है. अब तक. ‘उड़ता पंजाब’ के आने तक. पंजाब की जो सपनीली तस्वीर आपने ‘यशराज फिल्म्स’ के चश्मे से देखी थी और आज तक अपने जेहन में बसाये घूम रहे थे, अभिषेक चौबे की ‘उड़ता पंजाब’ पहले फ्रेम से ही उस तस्वीर पे चिपके ‘एनआरआई कम्पेटिबल’ चमक को खरोंचने में लग जाती है. सीने पर आतंकवाद का बोझ और पीठ पर ’84 के ज़ख्म उठाये पंजाब को अब हेरोइन, स्मैक और कोकीन की परतों ने ढक लिया है. खुरदुरी, किरकिराती, पपड़ी जमी परतों ने!

    सरसों के खेतों की जगह अब फिल्म बेरंग सफेदे [यूकेलिप्टस] के पेड़ों से शुरू होती है, वो भी रात के अँधेरे में. बॉर्डर पार से पाकिस्तान की जर्सी पहने एक खिलाड़ी हेरोइन का एक पैकेट ऐसे फ़ेंक रहा है, जैसे ओलिंपिक में मेडल जीत लेने का ये उसका आख़िरी चांस हो. नेताओं और पुलिस की मिली-भगत से चल रहे ड्रग्स के इस काले कारोबार का शिकार सब हैं, स्कूल-कॉलेज जाने वाले लड़कों से लेकर उनके पसंदीदा रॉकस्टार टॉमी सिंह [शाहिद कपूर] तक. अपनी मर्ज़ी और खुदगर्जी भरे गानों में गालियाँ बकने वाला ये रॉकस्टार हमेशा नशे में धुत्त, सनकी और गुस्सैल किस्म का आम नशेड़ी है, जिसका अपने ऊपर कोई जोर नहीं. सरताज सिंह [दिलजीत दोसंझ] एक आम पुलिसवाला है जिसे सच्चाई मानने में कोई ख़ास तकलीफ़ नहीं है तब तक, जब तक उसका छोटा भाई खुद नशे में गिरफ्त में नहीं आ जाता. डॉ. प्रीत [करीना कपूर खान] के साथ मिलकर अब सरताज इस पूरे रैकेट की जड़ तक पहुंचना चाहता है. इन सब के बीच एक बिहारन [आलिया भट्ट] भी हर पल पिस रही है. अच्छी ज़िन्दगी की तलाश ने उसे इस गर्त में ला फेंका है, अब जाने कब और कैसे इस कैद से उसकी रिहाई मुमकिन होगी?
    अभिनय में शाहिद अपने ‘कमीने’ वाले पागलपन में पूरे जोश-ओ-खरोश से वापस लौट आये हैं. ठहराव में तो अभी भी गुंजाईश बहुत है पर जिस उतावलेपन और बेचैनी से वो ड्रग एडिक्ट की भूमिका निभाते हैं, कहीं कहीं अपने पिता पंकज कपूर जी की झलक छोड़ जाते हैं. करीना ठीक ही लगती हैं. दिलजीत वाकई में दिल जीत लेते हैं. एक ख़ास किस्म की सादगी तो है ही उनमें, अभिनय में भी कहीं कोई कमी नहीं दिखती. देखना होगा कि बॉलीवुड उन्हें आगे किस तरह ट्रीट करता है. और अब बात आलिया की. आलिया फिल्म की सबसे मजबूत कड़ी हैं. उनकी बिहारी बोली में थोड़ी घालमेल जरूरी दिखती है, पर जिस दर्द को वो बिना बोले फिल्म में जीते नज़र आती हैं, वो आलिया को आज के दौर के नामचीन अभिनेताओं की श्रेणी में ला खड़ा करने के लिए काफी है.

    अंत में, ‘उड़ता पंजाब’ आसान फिल्म नहीं है और एकदम से परफेक्ट भी नहीं. पर फिल्म में कुछ ऐसा भी नहीं, जो नहीं कहा जाना चाहिए या जिसे बेहतर तरीके से कहा जा सकता था. गालियों की थोड़ी अति ज़रूर है पर उनसे कहीं ज्यादा चुभती है सच्चाई. फिल्म के एक हिस्से में टॉमी अपने चाहनेवालों के सामने स्टेज में बेबाकी से कह जाता है, “मुझे सिर्फ ड्रग्स पता था. अपने गाने में मैंने वही डाल दिया. मुझसे गये-गुजरे तुम लोग हो, जिन्होंने उसमें फिलोसोफी ढूंढ ली और मुझ 22 साल के लौंडे को रॉकस्टार बना दिया”. ‘उड़ता पंजाब’ देखने से ज्यादा, सोचने की फिल्म है! देखिये, सोचिये और प्लीज शुतुरमुर्ग मत बने रहिये. [4/5]

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  8. Udta Punjab show true reality of current punjab . All the Actor in movie play their roles perfect. Diljit work very well in movie.

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