An unforgettable flight of characters: a Drug Addict Rockstar, a Bihari Migrant, a Corrupt Police Officer and an Ethical Doctor…
You will be drowned into the harsh reality about the menacing circle of drugs and life portrayed by Udta Punjab in its raw form. Hats off to the Director Abhishek Chaubey for doing such a deep research and coming out with a blunt prospective on how drugs are ruining little and innocent minds of youth in Punjab.
The movie features a great brigade of actors, Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh and Kareena Kapoor, who have given their best for the characters to come to life. Here are some of the crisp Hot&Not Quotients which describe our perception.
- Unleashing the serious issue of drug and substance abuse amongst youths in Punjab is one of the highlighted quotients of the movie.
- Prabhjyot Singh and Manav Vij’s performance deserves a great applause and a big hats off!
- Shahid aka Tommy Singh aka Gabru, his wildness, his cocaine-snorting antics, his crazy-as-hell partying, and how he makes a transition about empathizing with people.
- Alia’s accent, the daring with which she took up the role and lived up to the expectations, her pain, and her struggle- everything will make you shed a silent tear.
- Special mention: Satish Kaushik, for being the ever-caring Tayaji and slaying with his presence.
- Diljit Dosanjh’s true artistry was highlighted through “Sartaj”, and the comfort factor with which he essayed the role is just marvellous!
- Kareena never looked so pretty…!! She has donned a rather natural look, and invokes the inner moral ethics of every person through her dialogues.
- A total transition from YRF’s “Sarso Ke khet” to Abhishek Chaubey’s “drugged Sarso Ke Khet” is totally mind boggling!
- The first half is a treat to the eyes, with Pinki’s instant drug addiction and Tommy erractic behaviour.
- Alia’s trippy moment or Tommy’s bathroom high is really powerful.
- Songs are very pacing, and one can pick up the lines verty fast. Music is trippy yet catchy!
- Second half seems a bit slow, with unexpected love, feelings and empathy being imposed at certain scenes.
- Some scenes are a bit overdone, with Shahid somewhat acting a lot more crazy than a natural addict.
- Character detailing for Alia’s character is missing somewhere, with her Hockey past seemingly lost.
- Kareena is the matured one, but fails to act like one in certain situations.
The movie portrays a serious issue, and from 89 cuts to just a single cut from Censor, it’s a miracle! With a stellar start cast, a variety of music compositions, a gripping screenplay and a raw direction, Udta Punjab deserves to FLY!
Go and book your tickets for the movie, and do watch in the theatres. #PiracyDiMaaDi #DrugsDiMaaDi