After much controversies and fanfare, 'Udta Punjab' finally hit the theatres on 17 June after the Supreme Court and the Punjab and Haryana High Court cleared the way for its release.
The Shahid Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starred film was the talk of the town and landed in trouble for its projection of Punjab’s drugs menace. The Censor Board demanded 89 cuts in the movie over excessive swearing and the use of the word ‘Punjab’. The board felt that the state was being showed in bad light. (Also read: Udta Punjab movie review)
However, Twitterati's and celebrities on other social media have reacted in a positive way. The actors of the film, Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt have received applauds from the audience for their power packed performances. (Also read: 'Udta Punjab' leaked online? Producers file plaint with cops)
Besides, some of them even termed it as the 'best film' of the year. Some of the twitter reactions on Udta Punjab are as follows:
HIGH on #UdtaPunjab Got me angry,made me laugh & made me weep! An empowering story of broken people touching & healing other broken lives!— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) June 16, 2016
Just watched #UdtaPunjab!!! Mind, heart and soul shaken. Every beat so honest. POWERFUL performances and a brave brave TEAM. Kudos.— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) June 16, 2016
For me, #UdtaPunjab is the antithesis of DDLJ for our current generation.— Neeraj Ghaywan (@ghaywan) June 17, 2016
Well-observed, poignant & thoroughly enjoyable at the same time!
#UdtaPunjab is bold, brave and brilliant with bravura performances. Watch it!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 17, 2016