89 cuts and no Punjab in Udta Punjab, says CBFC

Udta Punjab has been battling with censor board to get a clearance recently. Now as per the reports, a censor board committee has asked the makers of Udta Punjab to remove all references of Punjab, politics and elections from the film. It also has been asked to make 89 cuts in the film.

The film will be now titled as Udta something. The release date can also be postponed to some other date.

Udta Punjab deals with the rampant drug abuse in the state and has been drawing flak from Punjab’s ruling Akali Dal, led by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son and deputy Sukhbir Badal.

The CBFC had initially recommended 40 cuts in the film due to its excessive use of explicit language and drug consumption. The team then reportedly approached the tribunal in the hope that it will clear the film sans cuts with an A certification.

However, the revising committee resorted to banning the use of Punjab in the title and wants the film to be set in a fictional land rather than in the state.

7 comments on “89 cuts and no Punjab in Udta Punjab, says CBFC”

  1. Ohhh ... that's PATHETIC to say the least.... Biggest Let down by censor board in recent times.

  2. Har din Ye Desh Piche Ja Raha Hai Kuch So called Culture lover Authority ki Wajah se..............

  3. Why don't they make movie RATED "R" so no underage people can't go watch movie unless there approved
    That simple but I guess we don't any rating system in INDIA
    I hate this ch***** panti from censor board
    And there many South Indian movie are insulting political, election and police why would censored board force them to remove all of that
    And sorry for my English

  4. censor boards yaar kuch to relax do indian filmmakers ko..
    agar wo apni full potential se kaam krenge to indian movies will be easily accepted in overseas and they will like it too....
    wheather it will be khans aur akshay aur devgan aur hrithik and many more they will work with full potential and oscars will easily be given to indian movies.......
    Then we can say we are highly proud to be indian.....

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