Udta Punjab (English: Punjab on a High) is a 2016 Indian crime drama film co-written and directed by Abhishek Chaubey. It is based on drug abuse in the Indian state of Punjab. Produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor under their banner Balaji Motion Pictures, in association with Phantom Films, it features Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh in the lead roles.

On 4 June 2016, the Central Board of Film Certification sought a stay on the film’s release citing that the themes dealt with in the film were too mature for the general audience. As a result, the producers were directed to make a total of 89 cuts in the film. However, on 13 June 2016, the Bombay High Court struck down the stay and gave permission for the film’s national release, albeit with a single cut in the screenplay. The film was released worldwide on 17 June 2016.

Release Date

17 June 2016

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey


  • Shahid Kapoor as Tommy Singh
  • Kareena Kapoor as Dr. Preet Sahni
  • Alia Bhatt as an Mary Jane
  • Diljit Dosanjh as Sartaj Singh
  • Satish Kaushik as Tayaji
  • Prabhjyot Singh as Bali
  • Harpreet Singh as Samsheer
  • Bhawsheel Singh Sahni as Lucky


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