"We live in a dictatorship where the government makes rules and the only way one has a voice is by watching movies. If we can't see it on the big screen can we see it online? No. It's censorship and we are being killed with a very sick sense of humour," said writer-director Abhishek Chaubey. The Censor Board cut the Udta Punjab in 64 parts before releasing it today. But the download sites have put up the uncut version of the movie, which is now available for free.
Filmmakers are defending the movie, which deals with drug addiction, criminals and inter-communal relationship among Delhi University students. On Twitter and Facebook, some users have demanded that all copies of the movie be made available for viewing in the theatres.
The movie's first trailer was released 11 days before its release, but none of the papers reported about it. The makers said that the Censor Board didn't allow the trailer to be released in newspapers and asked them to get a pre-release clearance from the censor board. d2c66b5586