Movie Review: Udta Punjab

I had heard a lot about the movie Udta Punjab and finally I got to see it today. It is a dark intense movie which is quite hard hitting and leaves its mark on you. Watching this movie today made me realize how far film making has come along in Bollywood! Before I even praise the actors, I have to say that direction and editing are par excellence. Screenplay and dialogues are very engaging and characterization of all four main characters is marvelous. The message of the film (say no to drugs) is loud and clear but is done in a very subtle and intelligent way. There is no preaching whatsoever and the director has left it up to the intelligent audience of today to interpret the movie. Hats off to the director!

And now, lets talk about acting. Shahid Kapoor has done a remarkable job playing Tommy Singh, Kareena Kapoor is natural, Diljit Dosanjh is effortless and Alia Bhatt is mind-blowing. Alia’s character in the movie is very strong and her spirit is uplifting. Alia’s portrayal of the character will certainly move you. Reminded me of her incredible acting in Highway. An awesome and very credible job by all actors.

Watch Udta Punjab for its marvelous film-making and awesome acting and to support the message – say no to drugs!


Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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