Udta Punjab Reviews by Critics
Avg Rating: 3.43/5
Udta Punjab is a must must watch film. It’s not every day that you stumble upon issue based films which entertain you also. That is probably the most honest take on drug issues. Having said so it is not everyone’s cup of tea especially if you get easily offended.
Udta Punjab Review by Masala
What I particularly liked is the characterisation of the film. A pseudo pop star Tommy (Shahid), a Bihari hockey player (Alia), a doctor Preet (Kareena Kapoor) and a policeman Sartaj (Diljit Dosanjh) are four lead characters that give us great insights not into the sad affairs of Punjab but the generation’s strange ideas of cool and the system’s apathy and corruption. I think we all must watch Udta Punjab and educate ourselves.
Udta Punjab Review by Bollywood Life
Udta Punjab is definitely Bollywood cinema at its bravest, and also works as an eye-opener for people ignorant of the evils that’s plaguing our youth. Everyone involved in the making of the film should be lauded for backing such a film, when our viewers are still not able to get over the blockbuster fever. Yes, the film is very dark and mature, needed a tighter narrative and might not even be a 100-crore grosser, but still…it is a film our society desperately needs!
Udta Punjab Review by Gulf News
Credit is due to Chaubey for taking a grim subject and making it interesting. There are a few dull moments in the second half, but the climax packs a punch. The way the worlds of a cop, a heroin addict, a rock star and a doctor intersect is cleverly shown. Be sure to giveUdta Punjab a shot.
Udta Punjab Review by KoiMoi
Alia Bhatt has a famous dialogue in the film, where she uses the cuss word ‘Ho gayi na ch*****pa’, and one could easily say that about the film. Udta Punjab does not manage to fly high with its content. I am going with a 2/5 for the film.
Udta Punjab Review by DNA
Udta Punjab, with all the hype, could’ve been the true crossover film. It falters big time because it leaves you feeling unfulfilled with a tepid screenplay. Udta Punjab has some great performances but the film lets you down.
Udta Punjab Review by Bollywood Hungama
Udta Punjab Review by Pinkvilla
Udta Punjab loses steam towards the end. Trimmer editing could’ve saved the story but then again how perfectly can you make a film about the imperfect situation in Punjab. This film comes the closest to it. We recommend you take a trip down this trippy road that pierces its point into you. Get a rush guys, that’s the way cinema is meant to be enjoyed. This is the real kick, minus the superstar antics.
Udta Punjab Review by Deccan Chronicles
Abhishek flawlessly brings out the best in his leading cast by pulling them out of their comfort zones. Don’t watch Udta Punjab because it was embroiled in controversies but because its a story not many would have dared to tell.
Udta Punjab Review by Indian Express
Shahid, Alia starrer is worth all the fuss. This is the kind of film which has something to say, and it says it with both flair and conviction.
Udta Punjab Review by Hindustan Times
The film is entirely Chaubey’s. Bringing in inspiration from Quentin Tarantino, the Coen Brothers and Vishal Bhardwaj, he showcases the paradox of Punjab in Bollywood films. The land of lassi and mustard fields isn’t about a romantic duet anymore, and if you don’t act fast… well, watch the movie to find out. There are no reasons not to.
Udta Punjab Review by NDTV
The liberal use of cuss words may be too grating for some ears. Udta Punjab is not family entertainment, but it is an undeniably magnificent – and purposeful – commercial Hindi film. Do not miss it.
Udta Punjab Review by Mid-day
Walking out of the theatre, one is grateful that the filmmakers fought for this film. This had to be served undistilled, and untouched by people who don’t see or choose not to see the gravity of the situation.
Udta Punjab Review by Rediff
Chaubey borrows the sublime toilet sequence from Trainspotting, includes a stray Pulp Fiction reference in the way a line is said, and steals a villain reluctant to kill his relatives from his own Ishqiya films — and, in what must be an in-joke, names of Bollywood writers and director (and buddies of Chaubey and writer Sudip Sharma) like Akshat Verma and Navdeep Singh show up on a list of suspects. But Udta Punjab truly soars when being its own madcap beast, profane and powerful and preening.
Udta Punjab Review by Times of India
Chaubey uses a part-documentary-part-mainstream approach here. Post interval, the film is sometimes too indulgent and sluggish. Also this is not your sunny-side up cinema. It is stark and makes you cringe. However, its victory lies in making you empathise with its characters. As Alia and Shahid, both victims of drug and physical abuse fight their demons and destinies, you shed a silent tear.
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