Directed By: Abhishek Chaubey
Release Date: 15 June 2016 Leaked Online (Censor board copy) 17 June 2016 (scheduled release)
Length: 2 Hours 29 Minutes (Censor Copy)
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Starcast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh
Udta Punjab (English: Punjab on a High) is an upcoming Indian crime thriller film co-written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey. It is based on drug abuse in the Indian state of Punjab. Produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor under their banner Balaji Motion Pictures, in association with Phantom Films, it features Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Diljit Dosanjh in the lead roles. The film is scheduled to release on 17 June 2016.
On 4 June 2016, the Central Board of Film Certification sought a stay on the film’s release citing that the themes dealt with in the film were too mature for the general audience. As a result, the producers were directed to make a total of 89 cuts in the film. However, on 13 June 2016, the Bombay High Court struck down the stay and gave permission for the film’s national release, albeit with a single cut in the screenplay.