Udta Punjab is indeed one of the most eagerly-awaited movie for the year 2016. Apart from the impeccable star-cats, this movie also boasts of getting Shahid-Kareena to share space together after their break-up. And, as it was visible during the trailer launch of the movie, it was anything but warm. Apart from bringing Shahid and Kareena together, this movie also marks the debut of Punjabi superstar, Diljith Dosanjh in Bollywood and Alia Bhatt can be seen essaying the role of a Bihari immigrant. However, most importantly, this movie digs deeper into a very important issue of drug addiction in Punjab.
As it is widely known, Punjab continues to suffer from a severe drug addiction issue, where more half of Punjab’s youth is facing acute drug addiction. As it can be seen in the trailer, Shahid Kapur play the role of an addicted rock star, which can be heralded as the synecdoche for the youth of Punjab.
When asked the director Abhishek Chaubey about the presence of well-known actors in this upcoming drama-crime-thriller, Udta Punjab, he said that this presence will help draw attention towards the issue of drug abuse. “Their appeal is national. When you have big stars like them in a film, it helps in reaching out the message to a large audience and it helps the film. When films have a message and entertainment value, it requires presence of stars,” Abhishek said.
“I was worried (whether) right actors would come on board for this film or not. I am thankful to my producers as due to them we have got talented actors.” Chaubey added.
The first song of the film ‘Chitta Ve’ is out and has been a rage all over the internet, people are enjoying the grunge vibe of the song. This Amit Trivedi composed album also holds the record for the most expensive music rights sold to T- Series for INR 18 crore.
The expectations indeed are very high for this film, but this one looks like it will definitely not disappoint!
Udta Punjab releases on 17th June.