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Udta Punjab Review by Taran Adarsh, Komal Nahta- Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra, Udta Punjab Review

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.

After half an hour, the movie goes into a deep meaning for next 1 hour. Heart-Wrenching scenes were seen when Kareena and Diljit were performing the investigation. This is again one of the best parts of the film defining different colors of the same story. The level reached on this part was equivalent to go. But the last one hour is not just easy to go, but a difficult one to watch for light hearted people. Defining the side effects of using drugs story comes to the cheerful but sad ending. It’s still hard to tell what has been lost and what has been gained, but the storyline and direction are just next to awesome.