Movie Review : Udta Punjab – 3.8/5
Starring : Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh, Kareena Kapoor
“Was the movie worth all the fuss it created?”
And I would say “Yes. Every bit of it.” Doesn’t mean we haven’t seen better films, we have, but this film had to say something, which it did with all honesty. Udta Punjab embarks a change to the Bollywood film industry, shows the Censor Board it’s actual spot and paves the way for Indian Directors to experiment and bring in films which shows reality, which needs to discussed shamelessly.
Udta Punjab is a hard hitting and an uncomfortable movie. The director, Abhishek Chaubey should be applauded to bring in dark humor with the drug tales of Punjab and expose the political angle of the whole menace.
When we talk about the performances, All the four major characters did it with full honesty. Shahid was great with his accent and the popstar mask, Diljit and Kareena all natural with their characters but Alia is the show stopper here, with brilliant acting, perfect body language, and character accent.
The only thing about Udta Punjab which pulls it back is the sluggish screenplay, could have been a little shorter. But Amit Trivedi’s brilliant background score still managed to clean it a little.
Almost to the end of the movie I saw a small detail, the idea so perfect, I couldn’t get over it – Shahid Kapoor, the protagonist of the movie wearing Winged shoes but limping. The harsh reality of drugs, of Punjab.
The Indian cinema audience too is “GAANA GAA WARNA BAHAR JAA” type. And no this isn’t that kind of a film. The movie is surely not a family entertainer.
Definitely a must watch!