Friday 17 June 2016

Udta Punjab - High on emotion

Udta Punjab is a movie about the “high on drugs” Punjab with all its lows. It’s a story about four totally diverse characters in parallel stories which meets in the end.  An drug addict accidental rock star (Shahid Kapoor) , a Corrupt Police officer (Diljit Dosanjh) , a doctor fighting against Drugs (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and a Bihari migrant (Alia Bhatt) trapped in drug peddlers hand some way or another fulfilled the entire story. It’s a crime thriller so no point of ruining the fun by telling the story. The thing that startled me after watching the movie is the situation of Punjab. As Diljit Dosanjh said in the movie “ Baat Aapki aur Meri nahi, Yeh baat hain Punjab ki”. The availability of drugs is really a point of concern. But that’s a different issue and topic and I really felt pity for the families of drug addicts.

Director Abhishek Chaubey did a brilliant job by taking us through a realistic and emotional journey in a total entertaining way. The movie was dramatic till the action packed climax but never felt like it was away from the reality.  The movie is full of abusive languages but wasn’t unnecessarily imposed. 

Never seen any work of Diljit Dosanjh before but he did a pretty decent job. Shahid  and Kareena yet again together in a movie after a long time after Milenge Milenge though they didn’t shared the screen space. The chemistry started in Shaandaar between Alia and Shahid continued in this in a very different but sweet way. Both were awesome throughout the movie.

Udta Punjab is a very brave effort and an eye opener for the people ignorant about the cancer that is ruining our youth. A must watch for all realistic movie fans. 


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