‘Udta Punjab’ has been in the news recently due to its struggle with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which had originally asked the filmmakers to make 89 cuts in the movie. It was then sent to the Revising Committee, which brought the cuts down to 13. Finally, the Bombay High Court reduced the cuts to 1 and asked for three disclaimers to be inserted.
Rumors started that the movie had been leaked online. The Abhishek Chaubey directorial film was soon removed however, and all attempts to access the movie were met with “removed due to copyright complaint”. The run-time of the movie was reportedly 2 hours and 20 minutes.