'Udta Punjab' is the hottest topic of the town! From debates and discussions on TV to social media it's got people talking like never before.
Now in a hilarious turn of events, the Bombay High Court today at the hearing trolled the CBFC in the classiest way possible. The Court called the hue-and-cry over 'Udta Punjab' as 'obnoxious'.
As per an Indian Express report here's a timeline of how all the events unfolded today at the court-
12.05 pm: Hearing begins in Bombay High Court
12.15 pm: CBFC lawyer to court – The scenes in this movie which are cut are very vulgar. The words used in the songs are very offensive.
12.30 pm: CBFC to court – The dialogue “zameen banjar to aulaad kanjar” is also very abusive. The word “kanjar” is very offensive to use and the way it has been used is objectionable.
12.30 pm: Court to CBFC – Films dont run on such content, there has to be a story in it, why are you concerned? Multiplex audience are mature enough.
12.35 pm: CBFC to court – “Kanjar” word used in the movie gives bad light to the state, Punjab is an “upjau” state.
12.40 pm: Court to CBFC – Whether it is TV or cinema, let the people see it. Everybody has a choice.
12.41 pm: CBFC to court – ‘Kanjar’ the word can be replaced.
12.50 pm: CBFC to Court- Don’t have objections with the film, but the word “kanjar” and others used in the movies do not fit. There is a dog which has been named as Jackie Chan, that is also objectionable.
1.10 pm: Court to CBFC – All this is giving unnecessary publicity to the film.
1.16 pm: Filmmaker’s lawyer to Court – We have got the trailer passed with the same word ‘Chita Ve'.
1.25 pm: Filmmaker’s lawyer gives example to court – Delhi belly, Bandit Queen, Gangs of Wasseypur, they too had been passed.
1.44 pm: Hearing on #UdtaPunjab adjourned to Monday, the judgement will be pronounced then.
1.57 pm: We have offered disclaimers in three parts to the effect that movie doesnt put any state in bad light: Film makers’ Advocate.
2.00 pm: Theres no propagation for drug abuse, we condemn drug abuse. Lets wait for Monday: Film makers’ Advocate.
After the hearing today, Phantom films has agreed to cut only the shot which shows the main protagonist Tommy urinating in front of the crowd.
In terms of the abusive language used, they said they are ready to add that they do not support the use of such language by anyone in the disclaimer along with the use of such language by anyone in the disclaimer along with the use of drugs.
Let's see what the final judgement order on Monday suggests. Stay tuned for more updates.