The Censor Board wants Udta Punjab to not to be set in Punjab. After the refusal of Censor Board to issue a certificate to the film, the Revising Committee of Censor Board has now given even more harsh suggestions to the makers, in order to obtain the certificate.
Recommendations/Objections of the Reviewing Committee have assumed political overtones.
The committee wants the film to be set in a fictional land rather than in Punjab. They are demanding a lot of cuts which are against the “reality” of the movie.
Strangely, the Reviewing Committee is taking a view that the film is defamatory to Punjab.
It is notable that the film Udta Punjab is based on the growing drug addiction among the youth.
Earlier also the ruling party in Punjab, Akali Dal had objected to the movie. Sources close to the censors indicate towards political pressure being put in the wake of Punjab elections slated to happen early next year.
Udta Punjab, a highly talked about film, being keenly anticipated by a large section of youth is slated to release on June 17.