The Bombay High Court has cleared Bollywood film Udta Punjab for release with one cut. This is a very good news and positive sign from the court. A lawyer of the film’s producer Phantom Films, which had moved court against a series of cuts imposed on the film by the censor board but finally the Bombay high court after hearing the versions of both the sides took the stand of the film and said that there is nothing wrong shown in the film.
Filmmakers don’t support drugs’ and ‘characters show facets of menace’ are the primary observations of the censor board. Also, the court clarified that there is no reason to delete word Punjab from sign board, and even nothing to suggest sovereignty is questioned. Drugs availability highlighted and the downfall of a rockstar depicted. Also, the cops struggling with drug menace is shown in the film. CBFC not empowered by law to censor films as the word censor is not included in the cinematography act is what cleared by the high court of Bombay.