Udta Punjab is a crime thriller Bollywood film. Abhishek Chaubey has written and directed it, Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Aman Gill, Vikas Bahl, Sameer Nair have produced it. The leading roles in the film are done by Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Diljit Dosanjh, while we will also see Satish Kaushik in a supporting role. The music is given by Amit Trivedi. First, Udta Punjab was scheduled to release on 17 June 2016 but due to a problem with sensor board the release date is pushed to 5 July 2016. Sensor board also demands to change the title of the film. We are going to analyze all the aspects of this film and going to do the box office collection prediction of Udta Punjab.
Overview of the Film
Udta Punjab is about drug trafficking and its addiction in Punjab. The film tries to raise a serious issue which was not raised before. It is the story of a drug addict Rock Star, a police officer who wants to stop this drug addiction takes help of a doctor. Kumari Pinky role played by Alia Bhatt gets attracted to the money in drug trafficking. Now, how all these people manage to successful in their mission is a summary of the Udta Punjab.
The film is facing a serious issue with the approval from Sensor Board. Because of some foul language and objectionable content sensor board demands to cut 40 to 50 cut. Sensor Board fears that the film will portray the negative image of Punjab this is why they also want to change the title. If there will be so many cuts it will lose its essence. The producer Anurag Kashyap is fighting the battle with sensor board to reduce the number of cuts.
Impact of Trailer
The trailer of Udta Punjab was released on 16 April 2016 on YouTube. It has crossed 12 Million views as of now. We can say that the trailer is quite viral, people likes it. The characters portrayed in the trailer are interesting and they are unique. Performance wise every lead actor has done a great job. Also, Udta Punjab has a plot which has been never touched in the film industry. After the release of this film, people will know a true and new image of Punjab. People living in Punjab are aware that many youths have become the drug addict. Overall, the popularity of the trailer is surely going to increase the box office collections.
Impact of Controversy
Udta Punjab has a big controversy with the sensor board. The co-producer Anurag Kashyap has marked the Sensor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani a dictator because the board demands 89 cuts and removing all the references to Punjab. The major filmmakers are supporting Anurag Kashyap. Now, the situation is really critical for Udta Punjab. If the makers do as the sensor board say, it will lose its essence and film may or may not run well. However, the controversy also helping it to get viral, but it will not help if they make 89 cuts. We will know that the controversy will help the box office collections or not when the film gets a release.
Impact of Starcast
Udta Punjab is rich in star power, it has Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh. After a brilliant performance in Haider, Shahid Kapoor has made many fans, also Alia Bhatt has her own fan following. Kareena Kapoor is also a well know actress with a huge fan following. Diljit Dosanjh is a popular Punjabi actor and singer his fan following is huge especially in Punjab. The fans of all these actors will surely not miss the film. There will be an extra crowd of people who only come to watch his star. The star power will leave a good impact on the box office collections.
Impact of Release Date
Udta Punjab was first scheduled to release on 17 June 2016, now it has been pushed to 5 July 2016. If the film releases on 5th July it will have to compete with Sultan. Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer Sultan is scheduled to release on 6th July. There will be tough competition between Udta Punjab and Sultan. Sultan is a long awaited film of Salman Khan and people will surely follow it. Also, there are no holidays around the release date. So, the chances are that the competition will reduce the box office earnings.
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FOC Overall Box Office Collection Prediction of Udta Punjab
We have discussed the different parts of Udta Punjab in detail. On the basis of these discussions, we can conclude Udta Punjab box office collection prediction. All the points indicating that there are chances of making big figures at the box office. Only thing is standing between is the sensor board. If the makers will be able to make an interesting film even after 89 cuts, then the film will perform well and it will cash the popularity due to controversy. Even after this, if it gets a release on 5th July it will have to face the competition of Sultan. Maybe, the makers push the release date ahead. Overall if we can predict that Udta Punjab will earn Rs. 70 Cr – 80 Cr at the box office.