New Delhi: Before even hitting the silver screen the new venture of critically acclaimed producer-director Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Udta Punjab’ made it to the headlines after the Censor Board asked the filmmakers to remove the word ‘Punjab’ from the title along with 89 other cuts in the movie.
With the Bollywood actors standing firmly with the director and supporting creativity in the industry, the Censor Board failed to completely chop off Udta’s wings. Following criticism and pressure from within Bollywood and outside, the CBFC has now decided to go ahead with 13 cuts.
Here are the 13 cuts with their guidelines that the Board has recommended:
Cut 1: Delete the sign board of Punjab in the beginning. (5B, 2 XIV)
Cut2: Punjab, Jalandar, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Tarantaran, Jashanpura, Ambeshar, Ludhiana and Moga be deleted from background and wherever it occurs. (5B, 2 XIV)
Cut 3: From song no. 1 delete the word ‘Chittave’ and ‘H****i’ everywhere. (2 VII)
Cut 4: From song no. 2 delete ‘Tom di cock jevhe chitti chitti cock’ and ‘coke cock’ in the entire song. (2 VII and 2 IX)
Cut 5: Delete b*****d, b*****o, bund, ta**oo, g***a , g***u, l***u, h******i, m******d, c**** hua aam, k**i, maiyove, kudi c***e, l***I and g****i from everywhere including background wherever it occurs, Reg. Tommy, b******o, b*****d, before TCR 1.31 allowed and after that all to be deleted. (2 VII, IX)
Cut 6: Delete the word ‘Election’, ‘MP’, ‘Party’ from ‘party worker’, MLA, Punjab and Parliament. (5B, 2XIV)
Cut 7: From song 3, delete the visuals of scratching/itching side portion of sardar. (2 VII)
Cut 8: Delete the shots of injecting the drugs wherever it appears. (2 VI)
Cut 9: Delete the shots of urinating by Tommy in front of the crowd. (2 VII)
Cut 10: Delete the line ‘Jamin banjar te aulad kanjar’. (2 VII)
Cut 11: Delete the name of the dog as ‘Jacky Chain’. (2 XII)
Cut 12: First disclaimer should be Audio/Video and be changed as – “The film focuses on the rising menace or drugs and the war against drugs and is an attempt to show the ill-effects of drugs on today’s youth and the social fabric. We acknowledge the battle against drugs being fought by the government and police. But this battle cannot be won unless the people of India unite against the menace”.
Cut 13: Second disclaimer of fiction to be increased according to audio/visual.