After ‘Udta Punjab’ got involved in so much controversy and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) demanded 89 cuts and that the name be changed, the matter reached the courts. The Bombay High court has criticised all the controversies that have threatened to stop the release of Shahid Kapoor starer ‘Udta Punjab’. Though the certification board tried hard to defend all the cuts they demanded and said that they are justified and legal.
Why this hue and cry in this matter? It is obnoxious. We should avoid this as responsible people. Present generation wants something more mature. But you say ‘no’.
But, the judges seemed ready to defend the film in every possible way and according to the source, it questioned the double standards of the board. The court talked about Goa, the other state involved in drugs and trafficking, but movies like ‘Go, Goa Gone’ that portrayed Goa as a state for alcohol and women weren’t censored. Another hearing will take place on Friday but now it seems like fair judgement is on its way!
It was a well-made film and it wasn’t anti-Punjab. I wanted to see the film to figure out what exactly is the problem with the film. The impression is that the movie is critical of Punjab, I don’t believe that.
#CBFC role in #UdtaPunjabControversy is most shocking. Cinema is a reflection of society. Sometimes a portrayal can help bring a change. — Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) June 9, 2016
#CBFC role in #UdtaPunjabControversy is most shocking. Cinema is a reflection of society. Sometimes a portrayal can help bring a change.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) June 9, 2016