‘Udta Punjab’ is a story of how drugs are quietly destroying the future of many Indian young people. Director and co-writer Abhishek Chaubey uses his film as a wakeup call for those that are unaware of the problem within their own country. He uses four people living in Punjab and touched by the drug lifestyle to tell his story.
Tommy Singh (Shahid Kapoor), is a popular rock icon in his state. His songs glorify drug use and partying. His fans love him. Friends make sure he has a limitless supply of cocaine to keep his creative juices running. Everyone, including his father, want the cash to keep pouring in. But,Tommy is so addicted that he starts to unravel. Bizarre behavior lands him in jail where he suffers withdrawal alone.
His cell mates include two brothers who are fans. They became addicted, stole money from their mother, and killed her when she tried to stop them. Horrified, Tommy realizes the influence of his own music. He wants to stop. At his next concert, he tries to talk with his young audience about drug use. He finds out that its all about the drug lifestyle. His fans don’t care about him, they like his music to get high to.
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R…Rajkumar, a mysterious stranger, arrives in town against the backdrop of two war ing drug lords fighting over the opium crop. As he watches them tear the marketplace apart, Rajkumar sees a damsel in distress about to be seriously hurt by a bullet. He pushes her out of harm’s way and is instantly smitten by her beauty. Rajkumar becomes obsessed with ‘Lollipop’, as he calls her. Shahid Kapoor, as Rajkumar, plays a young man working for way up in the world of crime, when love strikes. Every time he sees Chanda, aka ‘Lollipop’, he becomes awestruck and speechless in her presence. He finally resorts to stalking her and teasing her mercilessly. He recues an old man from a burning house, just to impress her. Chanda is a feisty, strong-willed young woman, and she isn’t about to take any nonsense from Raj. Chanda, played by Sonakshi Sinhi, speaks her mind. Unfortunately, she is about to run up against the rules of the patriarchal society she lives in. » Read more..
Despondent over business problems and rejected by the woman he loves, Aditya Kashyap wants to end it all. In a funk, he boards a train and encounters Geet. She is secretly planning elope. Geet is overwhelming, talks non-stop and doesn’t know how to mind her own business. Aditya attempts to escape her by leaving the train but when Geet follows him they both windup stranded. She insists it is now Aditya’s responsibility to see that she arrives home safely. » Read more..