London - Controversial Bollywood film "Udta Punjab", opened in UK cinemas today to great reviews. The Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh and Alia Bhatt starrer dominated headlines in the last few weeks over its producers' legal fight with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) against what it had branded as unfair cuts to as many as 89 scenes.
The Bombay High Court had finally cleared the film for release with the deletion of just one scene.
"This film has become a movement against freedom of expression of creative artists and filmmakers through its tryst with the CBFC and at the same time shows the entertainment side of realistic cinema," said Rohit Shelatkar, co-founder of Grand Showbiz and Entertainment Ltd, the overseas distributor of the film.
Comedy is hard to do and to carry it on for three hours as in this movie is just astounding. Superb songs and dances and acting by Akshay/ It is subtitled except the songs , which is very annoying as these are the best part of Bollywood.