The Bombay High Court passed the judgement asking the makers of ‘Udta Punjab’ to tone down the expletives and certain scenes deemed vulgar as per CBFC’s suggestion. The court questioned the recommendation of removing reference to Punjab; the judges felt that such a dropping of the name of the place will result in losing out on the crux of the film. “If the film maker wanted to be critical of a place or a person, then these should have been shown” –is what they had to say.
If the film is promoting drugs then ban it completely – the judges said. The final verdict for the film will come on Monday. In an interesting decision the court had suggested removal of a scene, but maintained that the expletives could be toned down, but that cannot be expected out of a rustic character who speaks his mind, however judges felt that the filmmakers could display disclaimers.
Instead of the 89 cuts that CBFC suggested the revising committee brought down the number to 13. Snubbing Pahlaj Nihalani’s comment that he would rather be chamcha of his PM than an Italian PM, Union Minister RaviShankar Prasad said PM does not need sycophants.