udta punjab

The ‘Udta Punjab’ Trailer will definitely leave you asking for more

April 17, 2016


Udta Punjab is an upcoming Indian crime thriller written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey.With movies like Ishqiya, Dedh Ishqiya, Omkara and Kaminey under his belt; Abhishek is coming up with yet another thriller set in the backdrop of Punjab. With his earlier stories set in UP, it will be quite a change for the viewers to view Punjab in a new light. The three-minute nine-second-long video gives goose bumps to its viewers.

   With the trailer just out; the story revolves around a drug addict rock star (Shahid), Migrant Bihari worker (Alia), doctor (Kareena) and a cop (Diljit Dosanjh). Punjab has had a variant history in the past. With abundant natural resources, it was once a prospering state but the recent drug epidemic has shunted Punjab’s growth. Alia plays the role of a migrant Bihari worker who was once a hockey player now forced to work in the fields of Punjab. It will be very interesting to see how Abhishek Choubey presents the story of two distant states of Punjab and Bihar suffering due to their own insecurities. With the present generation finding pleasure in substance abuse as a new way to deal with its issues; Abhishek Chaubey doesn’t rather bring up a clichéd view to it. The celebration of Baisakhi wouldn’t have still left your minds. Here is a story brewing slowly without the usual Punjabi tadka, without the usual “ishq tera tadpave “. Here is a ‘tadap’ of a different kind that is presented, the ‘tadap’ of a rock star who is just drowning in drugs, ‘tadap’ of a migrant worker who was forced to work in fields…

The trailer of UDTA PUNJAB begins with a shot of Tommy (Shahid Kapoor) and a cool and swanky swag to him .The coming scenes show how he is enslaved to substance abuse.  Kumari Pinky (Alia) with her soiled clothes and a native Bihari twang will impress you beyond expectations. With the words “Drugs di maa di” on its poster, it will be interesting to see how viewers respond to the expletives without being too carried away; or judging the script by the expletives used which were demanded by the script. Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, the film is set to hit the theaters on June 17, 2016. With an intriguing trailer already on board, the wait for Udta Punjab will indeed be difficult.


-By Upasana Singh